25 June 2015 | tgrock
Very Hit and Miss
This special with Donald Glover is actually one of the better stand-up routines I have seen for providing me with actual laughter rather than just being entertaining (Louie C.K., Daniel Tosh, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Rock). Donald Glover is a pretty great physical performer and has facial expression ability similar to Jim Carrey. A lot of the time, the biggest laughs actually come after the jokes. You might think that joke was not that funny, but Glover is able to save the joke after it is told.
While Glover does deal with race for a few jokes, he deals with it in a much more unique way than many black comedians who really use a lot of stereotypical humor (Think Leslie Jones on SNL who is just dreadful).
If you got 60 minutes to kill and want to laugh about 10-20 times, this should do the trick.
The 5/10 rating is based on how much I laughed in terms of how many jokes were told. It was about 50/50. I have seen stand-up routines where I have laughed 95% of the time.