Get On Your Knees - Jacqueline Novak (2024)
January 28, 2024 7:43 PM - Subscribe

Comedian Jacqueline Novak waxes very poetically about a particular life-long obsession of hers.

An adaptation of Novak’s one-woman off-Broadway show, Get On Your Knees is a non-stop, high-energy, monologue exploring and celebrating a life-long love of, and obsession with, a particular intimate act.

While the topic is definitely adult, the performance is far from it. This is not a string of cheap sex jokes. This is a delightfully energetic(!), poetic, literary, performance.

Directed by Natasha Lyonne, and currently streaming on Netflix.
posted by Thorzdad (4 comments total)
I was lucky enough to see this show live, and went in completely blind. It was incredibly funny. I'm glad more people can see it now that its on Netflix. I also really enjoyed this New Yorker profile.
posted by hepta at 7:48 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]

Very cool, hepta! I can't imagine the energy watching her live like you did. It was exhausting just watching the Netflix special. In a good way, of course.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:54 AM on January 29

I love her podcast Poog (I'm a loyal hag) and I loved this show live. If you like her ruminating on words, the podcast is for you.

The first 20 minutes of the netflix special seemed off to me--the audio seemed garbled, the spotlight off. The theater where I saw the show was much smaller, so the back and forth didn't seem as much as a sprint.

And if you're near Pasadena, run don't walk to see her poog cohost in KATE (which was also GREAT).

Back to the special: I love how ... innocent/uncomplicated it feels. Straightforward, like The Hound's Way.
posted by armacy at 10:42 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]

...the audio seemed garbled, the spotlight off.

I didn't notice any audio issues. But, I definitely had a lot of sympathy for the spotlight crew. That couldn't have been an easy gig.
posted by Thorzdad at 11:29 AM on January 29 [1 favorite]

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