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Sheng Wang: Sweet and Juicy review – sometimes simple comedy is the best comedy

September 6, 2022

Netflix’s stand-up comedy special Sheng Wang: Sweet and Juicy will be released on September 6, 2022.

Guess who’s back? Me, your favorite stand-up critic. I love seeing the number of stand-up promotions released in September.

I often talk about the comedian who needs to grab the audience, especially in times when attention spans are short. With so much content to consume, you can’t help but notice that people are willing to pull the trigger and press return in the middle of anything that doesn’t hold their interest.

So when Sheng Wang comes out, his speech is a bit dry, slightly monotonous, and the first jokes are okay. You smirk, smirk, or lightly laugh, but nothing hits a home run out the door. Now I’m just talking, shaking the viewer in those first five minutes, not all his work. I’m not sure Wang will do this to someone who doesn’t already know his job.

One thing I loved about the special was the relatability factor of Wang’s jokes. It touches on topics we deal with on a daily basis, from switching from boxers to briefs to how we sleep to taking your girlfriend for a mammogram. In the mammogram joke, he said it looked like the doctor was making Tittie Paninis, and I laughed my ass off. I will use the phrase for the rest of my life.

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I mentioned earlier that Wang didn’t really rock the viewer at home. However, I will say that it is worth staying throughout the stage. Something about the way he delivers these jokes makes them funny, and I can’t even explain it. He has no facial expressions, loud voices or anything. Instead, he has a humorous tone that makes these jokes hilarious.

Another thing that stood out from Wang’s special was his storytelling. He can organize the joke perfectly in the way he starts the jokes, takes us on this journey, and delivers that final punchline that makes us laugh. It’s not easy being a storyteller as a comedian, because sometimes you get lost in the story and the fall is missing, but Wang delivers.

Overall, Wang’s special is filled with some jokes landing and some not, which is perfectly fine because the jokes landing are great. I loved the relatable jokes because you feel like you’re part of the special, and because of that, I think you should check out this special.

What do you think of Netflix’s comedy special Sheng Wang: Sweet and Juicy? Comments below.

You can watch this special with a Netflix subscription.

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