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Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Jenny Slate leans into her Stage Fright in a special that's raw, honest, and as overwhelmingly delightful as the comedian herself.

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Comedian and actress Jenny Slate's first Netflix original comedy special Stage Fright gives the audience an inside look at the comedian's world. Interspersed within her hilarious stand-up set, Jenny shares personal clips of her childhood and interviews with her family in an intimate look at her life. Launching globally on October 22, Jenny overcomes her stage fright while telling stories about her visit to a midnight Catholic Mass and the ghosts that haunted her childhood home.

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

I can think of no better way to describe Stage Fright than as a secret, gentle, creamy treat for those who love and think deeply about clothing.

November 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Stage Fright features plenty of the proudly feminist and wildly silly material that fans should expect, but as Slate reflects on her coming of age and ongoing struggles with love and happiness, she doesn't leave everything on stage.

October 24, 2019 | Full Review…

What Stage Fright lacks in polish, it makes up for in effervescence and deeply confessional moments.

October 23, 2019 | Full Review…

In spite of my reservations, though, the final leg of Slate's stand-up does feel like a sum that's doing its best to capitalize on all of the hour's many parts.

October 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Where some textbook comedy specials fall flat because of over-rehearsed jokes or stiffness, Stage Fright succeeds because it oozes authenticity, thanks in part to a combination of Slate's overwhelming joy and a display of deep vulnerability

October 23, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Stage Fright calls on us to treat ourselves with respect, even when it feels like our world (personal, political, environmental) is crashing down.

November 7, 2019 | Full Review…

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