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Shlesinger's ELDER MILLENNIAL, a new special piece of stand-up comedy

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Gather around with a few friends, male or female, and watch this comic, who will both entertain and make you think, like most good stand-up specials, these days. Elder Millennial is Iliza Shlesinger's newest Netflix special and it might be even better than the first three.

"We’ve moved on from Christopher Hitchens’s 2007 essay Why Women Aren’t Funny — we have Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Amy Schumer, who sold out the Soho Theatre in half an hour last week when she did a last-minute show, Amy Poehler ... in fact, there’s no need for a list of funny women to prove this point. Yet they are still in a minority and Shlesinger is aware of this. But her narrow focus on dating feels like it’s adding to the problem — why should women feel they can only talk about women’s issues? Women can be funny about non-gender-related topics too.

Shlesinger is certainly exuberant, prancing around, ponytail swishing, as she presents a run-down of life as an elder millennial. Being 35, she says, puts her at the cusp of millennialdom. As someone firmly in generation millennial, I’m not sure why she’s keen to be part of the millennial club." (Standard)

"Elder Millennial suffers as many specials do from being a little overlong, and as skillfully as Shlesinger executes her style here, it doesn’t quite sustain itself as long as it needs to. But in the moments when Shlesinger is impersonating a gazelle without self-esteem issues, or a coyote as one of a pack of girls moving “in a perfume cloud” around the perimeter of the bar (there are a lot of animal impressions), the endless roll of focused energy makes each movement of the whole work." (Paste Magazine)

"Iliza also reveals how women put in almost all of the effort in their attempt to have men notice them to begin with, from the time spent beforehand putting on makeup and fitting into tight dresses and high heels to the time cultivating plans with their friends. And, true to form, Iliza certainly puts in the effort not only to what she’s says on stage, but how she presents the material and herself. The pony tail. The exposed midriff. Tailoring flared pants with sailor buttons to her presence aboard the USS Hornet, with a large American flag draped nicely behind her for a backdrop." (Decider)

Watch the trailer below.

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