Sean L. McCarthy

Sean L. McCarthy
Sean L. McCarthy's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Decider
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T-Meter Title | Year
93% Bo Burnham: Inside (2021) Easily the best comedy special of the pandemic. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2021
No Score Yet Lavell Crawford: The Comedy Vaccine (2021) In an hour of jokes mostly tied to the pandemic, he also finds a way to make the disease work for him. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 28, 2021
No Score Yet Carmen Christopher: Street Special (2021) If you're ready to dive into the weird, then dive on in. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2021
89% Hysterical (2021) If you're not already a comedy nerd and need an awakening, this is a good start. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2021
No Score Yet Loyiso Gola: Unlearning (2021) STREAM IT. Sometimes you really do need to unpack your s#@t before it explodes all over you and everyone around you. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2021
No Score Yet Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American (2021) Bargatze may consider himself average, but we all know that if that's true, then he's also The Greatest Average American we've got. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2021
No Score Yet Brian Regan: On The Rocks (2021) Regan's comedy still satisfies. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2021
No Score Yet Chris Rock: Total Blackout - The Tamborine Extended Cut (2021) This is a stellar performance. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
80% Yearly Departed (2020) It's all quite cathartic, to be certain. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2021
No Score Yet Vir Das: Outside In - The Lockdown Special (2020) More catharsis than comedy. But we could use lots of that right now, too. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2020
12% Peppermint (2018) Do you want to see Jennifer Garner be a bad ass for 90 minutes or not? Of course you do. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2020
No Score Yet The 2nd (2020) This is not a great movie by any measure. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
88% Natalie Palamides: Nate - A One Man Show (2020) A work of outrageous farce that cuts to the heart of heated debates about sex and gender, making us laugh and cringe, whether we're prude or proud. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
No Score Yet Kevin Hart: Zero F**ks Given (2020) As much as I may struggle with my appreciation of Hart's stand-up these days, I do still think he's a huge comedy talent. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2020
No Score Yet Colin Quinn & Friends: A Parking Lot Comedy Show (2020) Forget watching comedians in cars getting coffee. Watch them perform in front of cars for gas money. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
63% Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine (2020) The more enjoyable aspects of the special came during the bits that had nothing to do with Trump but everything to do with how weird 2020 is. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2020
No Score Yet Chelsea Handler: Evolution (2020) If she can help at least one viewer find and encourage empathy in his/her own life, then it's all worth it, right? - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
No Score Yet Felipe Esparza: Bad Decisions (2020) Watching and learning from Esparza's bad decisions won't be the worst decision you ever made. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
No Score Yet HA Comedy Festival: The Art of Comedy (2020) Each of the stand-ups make the most of their five or six minutes onstage. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
No Score Yet Beth Stelling: Girl Daddy (2020) She stands out and above most of her peers as one of the best joke-tellers today. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
83% Sam Jay: 3 in the Morning (2020) Is there a Nobel Prize for comedy? If so, Jay just earned herself a nomination. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
No Score Yet Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids (2020) Whereas much of the stand-up is stuck in the middle-of-the-road material, the encore will melt any heart. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2020
80% Urzila Carlson: Overqualified Loser (2020) It's a perfectly harmless escape of an hour... But if even Netflix couldn't be bothered to upload a proper trailer to promote the hour, then that's the streaming giant itself telling you to SKIP IT. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
No Score Yet Hannibal Buress: Miami Nights (2020) When Buress's special premiered, the YouTube comments focused on the lack of reaction shots from the audience. But as Buress himself pointed out in the middle of his Miami arrest story, he could be "charged up by an audience of one...that's all it takes!" - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
No Score Yet Jack Whitehall: I'm Only Joking (2020) His observations aren't exactly original or insightful. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
No Score Yet George Lopez: We'll do it for Half (2020) If you're looking for light-hearted laughs, this will do the trick. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2020
90% Dave Chappelle: 8:46 (2020) Even Chappelle admits near the end: "This is not funny at all." But it needed to be said. And this could only be said by Chappelle. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
No Score Yet Gina Brillon: The Floor is Lava (2020) Everyone could benefit from hearing more messages like Brillon's right now. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
No Score Yet Yvonne Orji: Momma, I made it! (2020) Orji doesn't have to worry about anyone being disappointed in her or her career path. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2020
100% Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (2020) It's the Moons Over My Hammy of comedy specials. (This will make sense to you after you watch it.) - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
No Score Yet Jimmy O. Yang: Good Deal (2020) Too much of this hour covers territory any comedian, Asian-American or otherwise, could crack wise about. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2020
80% Sincerely Louis C.K. (2020) It's still Louis CK. For better or for worse. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
No Score Yet Chris D'Elia: No Pain (2020) D'Elia's charm and charisma work better when he can play off of his friends and colleagues. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
No Score Yet Tom Segura: Ball Hog (2020) If you're looking to delight in dark thoughts without the danger of full-on depravity, this might ease your discomfort for 70 minutes. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2020
No Score Yet Tom Papa: You're Doing Great! (2020) You might not feel inspired to save the world after watching this hour, but you may just save yourself. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
No Score Yet Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy (2020) Kreischer is definitely not for everyone. But if you're looking for someone to laugh with, or even laugh at, this giggling gagging topless fat man may just be the escape you're looking for right now. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2020
71% Marc Maron: End Times Fun (2020) This is Maron at his best. He's calm, cool, collected, a comedic leader for this crazy time in our lives. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2020
No Score Yet Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis (2020) We're going to see and hear a lot from Tomlinson in the decade to come, and this hour serves as a perfect introduction. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
40% Pete Davidson: Alive From New York (2020) This performance is so raw, director Jason Orley leaves in not just the parts Davidson says he'd cut from the special, but also the aside the comic makes to him from onstage about a joke he wants left in, too. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
No Score Yet Mo'Nique & Friends: Live from Atlanta (2020) She really doesn't have to say much more about how she's standing alone or what she's standing for these days, exactly. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2020
No Score Yet Maria Bamford: Weakness is the Brand (2020) A comedy superhero. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
No Score Yet Vir Das: For India (2020) Pulling off comedy and satire within a history or cultural lesson can be a stretch... But Das pulls it off with aplomb. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2020
No Score Yet Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty (2020) Her presence is positively inspirational. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
No Score Yet Rob Delaney: Jackie (2020) Delaney is an engaging storyteller. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2020
100% Leslie Jones: Time Machine (2020) Giving Jones an hour or more in the spotlight affords her the opportunity to shine in a way she never could on SNL. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
71% Ilana Glazer: The Planet is Burning (2020) This hour is her attempt to keep the momentum moving in the right direction. If you're up for that, then you'll be down for this. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2020
96% John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019) Mulaney's in total control, and yet completely out of his element. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
No Score Yet Ronny Chieng: Asian Comedian Destroys America! (2019) As an immigrant, he's precisely the comedian to remind us why anyone chooses to come here, and why it's folly for so many of us to focus on what we think sucks about America, or whether it needs to be returned to greatness. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2019
100% Michelle Wolf: Joke Show (2019) Stream it. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
No Score Yet Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma (2019) This feels more like a night out at the comedy club than a true special. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019