Review: Bert Kreischer, “Hey Big Boy” on Netflix

Bert Kreischer is often hilariously out of step with the times, so having this party guy’s newest Netflix special show up just as America had stopped partying in March seemed apt.

What I wrote then:

For any personal failings he may cop to, Kreischer remains an engaging storyteller with a giggly jiggly infectious enthusiasm. The good kind of infectious.

He’s the kind of guy who’ll start a joke by setting the scene as “11:30 on a Tuesday afternoon” as if that’s a thing, and later, confess that his favorite position is “naked, loaded and loaded.” That would’ve been a good alternate title for this special.

I know TV production has shut down for the time being, but watching Hey Big Boy, even more than his previous specials, gives the impression of a modern-day, R-rated mess of a man at the head of a family sitcom. His wife, brutally honest and keeping him in check while keeping the family afloat, while his two daughters frighten him both with their own behavior as well as their mockery of him. Kreischer already has locked down an improvised comedy series with Netflix. Why not a family sitcom, too?

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Sean L. McCarthy

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