Day: February 14, 2019

Review: Ray Romano, “Right Here, Around the Corner” on Netflix

Would you believe Ray Romano had never released an hour-long comedy special until now? Romano, 61, put out an HBO half-hour in 1996, the same year he got his hit CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond. As he explains in his first Netflix special, Right Here, Around The Corner, he decided to go back to where his career began: The Comedy Cellar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. In the decades since Romano first worked out his 15-20 minute chunks of material, the Cellar has expanded into multiple venues, which prompts him to tell the crowd at the Cellar’s Village Underground that...

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Review: Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, “One Show Fits All,” on Netflix

If we didn’t know any better, we’d think Fluffy was trying to say goodbye. Because his second Netflix special, One Show Fits All, serves as a bookend to his 20-year career in stand-up comedy. It starts off with one hell of a bang – audience chanting along to a countdown clock, Gabriel Iglesias bounding onstage to the sounds of “Macho Man” in his unofficial uniform of Hawaiian shirt and shorts, to a Houston arena filled with fans holding up their phones as cameras and lights. And it closes with Iglesias pointing out his first two fans who saw him in...

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