As a lifelong Angeleno till transferring to Austin, Texas, in 2021, comic Christina Pazsitzky is, “818 till I die just like Brody Stevens,” as she put it over the cellphone. She’s additionally a author, co-host of the insanely in style podcast “Your Mom’s House,” a mom of two, and the spouse to a bear (aka comic Tom Segura). Pazsitzky appears to have all of it. Well, aside from a spell-able final identify. So, Christina P. it’s.
Her latest Netflix particular, “Mom Genes,” debuts on May 8 and homegirl is bringing her A recreation simply in time for L.A.’s huge Netflix Is a Joke pageant beginning this week. Animated, foolish, darkish — Christina P.’s jokes punch you within the face and it feels good. This seems like a little bit of an odd endorsement, however right here we’re.
Christina P. performs on May 3 on the Regent Theatre for the Netflix comedy fest, however admittedly, relating to watching different stand-ups do units, it’s not on the prime of her to-do record. “I don’t even watch my husband’s comedy and he’s like, a genius comedian,” she says. With a lineup like this Netflix pageant although, even a seasoned vet like Christina was impressed whereas scrolling via the calendar. Here are this comic’s prime picks for the fest.
Christina P(icks): Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival
1. Obviously, No. 1, individuals ought to see me. Don’t you dare go to a different present. Shows on different nights, I additionally love Fortune Feimster [April 30, Ace Hotel 7 p.m.], I like Jesus Trejo [May 2, the Peppermint Club, 7 p.m.], and Liza Treyger [May 3, Hollywood Improv (The Lab) 9:30] is wonderful. I like anybody who’s a reality teller. The older I get into comedy, the extra I admire somebody’s willingness to be foolish, take possibilities and actually swing for the joke. We’re entertainers! It’s time to get again to having a humorousness.
1 (once more?). You should go see Dave Chappelle [April 28-30, May 3, the Hollywood Bowl, 7 p.m.] if you may get in. He’s so necessary to comedy, to the world, and to stand-up. I feel he’s received to be No. 1. Go see Dave Chappelle. What a hero. What a courageous man, particularly when he stood up as a result of they needed to cancel his Netflix particular. He is necessary.
2. Sebastian Maniscalco [May 1, the Wiltern, 5 p.m.], I like. I keep in mind seeing Sebastian at an open mic in Santa Monica 15 years in the past and watching him do his “Ross Dress for Less” bit. It’s the most effective factor I’ve ever seen. I simply have a lot appreciation for him as effectively.
3 (type of?). I like Patton Oswalt [May 7, the Orpheum, 7 p.m.], Melissa Villaseñor [April 29, Dynasty Typewriter 6 p.m.] is a genius impressionist — there are such a lot of individuals on this lineup which are admirable. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin? [May 3, Hollywood Palladium 7 p.m.] Holy crap! Larry David [May 7, the Greek Theatre, 7:30 p.m.] is there? It could be cool to see him do stand-up, I’ve by no means seen that.
1 (once more, once more). Wait. Is Chris Rock performing? His identify is true earlier than me on the Netflix identify record [shows TBA] and hear, if Chris Rock is performing, that’s the No. 1 present you wish to see. I’ve had a bottle thrown at me, I’ve had glasses thrown at me — Chris Rock’s response was completely a veteran comic who has been via it. Like, we’ve all had s— thrown at us. But that was wild. He’s gonna have some s— to say and I can’t wait to see it. OK, that’s the No. 1 present you see.