Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018) (2018)
May 13, 2018 9:58 AM - Subscribe

Two years after giving birth to her daughter, a very pregnant Ali Wong returns in her second original stand-up comedy special, filmed at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre.

The always unapologetic and nasty first time mom gets real on why having kids is not all it's cracked up to be, including the challenges of breastfeeding, balancing family and career post pregnancy, and why all women deserve three years of paid maternity leave.
posted by elsietheeel (5 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I loved Baby Cobra and this is the perfect follow-up !
posted by Pendragon at 11:46 AM on May 13, 2018

We watched Baby Cobra Friday night, and did this new one last night. Hard Knock Wife is pretty much Baby Cobra turned-up to 11. Or 12. Funny stuff.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:06 PM on May 14, 2018

super funny
posted by sixswitch at 5:37 PM on May 14, 2018

I liked a lot about Baby Cobra and a lot about this special as well, but sitting through the bit about dating a man with a small penis was like getting repeatedly stabbed. I know it wasn't her intention, and she wasn't specifically talking about trans people - but it was so, SO incredibly transphobic, body-shaming, and awful. Not cool.
posted by dinofuzz at 1:44 PM on May 15, 2018 [6 favorites]

I saw both shows, and I thought Baby Cobra had some very racially offensive parts. Hard Knock Wife was far more entertaining and earnest.
posted by starlybri at 10:54 AM on May 22, 2018

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