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Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife (2018)



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Two years after giving birth to her daughter, a very pregnant Ali Wong returns to Netflix in her second original stand-up comedy special, Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife. The always unapologetic and nasty first time mom gets real on why having kids is not all it's cracked up to be, including the challenges of breastfeeding, balancing family and career post pregnancy, and why all women deserve three years of paid maternity leave. Filmed at Toronto's Winter Garden Theatre, the one-hour special premieres globally on May 13, 2018, only on Netflix.

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[Wong's] new set is filled with searing takes on the limits of maternity leave and the disappointments of early motherhood. Dad jokes, step aside.

November 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Wong uses her body and her subject matter to challenge you, but Wolf pushes the limits in every joke with a distinctive, high-pitched voice that is easy to hate. It's a cloying screech that she acknowledges sure, but it never goes away.

July 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Perhaps the most radical thing about Hard Knock Wife is that nowhere in her routine does Wong mention the obvious fact that, once again, she is pregnant. One way of interpreting her silence is as a bold gesture of liberation...

June 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Hard Knock Wife makes for some filthily maternal (and wonderfully progressive) counterprogramming.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

[Ali] Wong has perfected that basic yet elusive trick that some writers spend their entire lives failing to master: She makes you feel as if it's just the two of you, and she trusts you enough to tell you how she really feels.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Motherhood itself isn't a political act, but the various ways facets of society rise up to tell women how to be a mother are, certainly. The beauty of Hard Knock Wife is in hearing these gnarlier truths explored with filthy and honest verve.

June 14, 2018 | Full Review…

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