Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends Review: Parody is His Jam

It’s pretty exciting to be able to watch a standup special Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends by a guy who is still so young and killing it in the comedy world. Even though this one didn’t premiere on SNL or Comedy Central, I think it will still be as well-received as his previous standup clips.

– Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends review doesn’t contain any spoilers –

Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends Shows His Strength in Performance

This show is an entirely new platform that enables the biggest names in music, film, television and comedy to engage with a new generation of comedic talent. These individuals will be able to gain an intimate perspective into each others’ worlds in an atmosphere that encourages creative risk-taking and boundary-pushing.

To some, Big Wet sounded like a Nickelback song, but to me, he sounds like a cross between Marilyn Manson and Eminem. His performance included familiar genres such as pop, rock, and heavy metal. Many may view Big Wet’s performance as cartoonish and comical, but I enjoyed his high-energy vibe.

You need to hold your applause till the end. My excitement level was high as I went into this show because I had no clue who Pete was bringing to this show. And if you know anything about me, I love watching comedians perform for the first time. Furthermore, I watch so much comedy that it’s always good to see something new performed by comedians. I honestly did not know what to expect going into this show.

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He Certainly Has the Best of Friends in Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends

This is the second time Pete Davidson has done a long-form show, and I was rather impressed with this run, which featured Joey Gay, Dave Sirus, Jordan Rock and Carly Aquilino after he introed the show. In addition to taking over hosting responsibilities and choosing all of this lot’s performers, Pete brought a new format for the night reminiscent of a traditional comedy club showcase.

Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends Review: Parody is His Jam

I want to open this review by saying, “Welcome to the world of comedy,” but I’m not going to. The reason is simple: it would be condescending. Each comedian on tonight’s slate has their level of skill and stage presence, which is earned over several years. Two of the five comedians read in the way they should, while the remaining three did not. In other words, how people are received on stage comes down to personal taste; there will always be winners and losers whenever you host a standup comedy.

 In a world where comedians come out with specials on TV, and people pay for those specials, I still think that the best place to view comedy is on a paid streaming service like Netflix. Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends was hosted by comedian Pete Davidson. He started the special with a few jokes that fell flat. I didn’t particularly appreciate how he began, but he turned it around. Once the other comedians took the stage, everything was great.

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The Gags are Hilarious and Relatable in Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends

The performance that stole the show was seen in Rock’s performance going over generations. I found some parts in the middle boring and not so funny, but I thought the ending was well executed and gave me a reason to laugh out loud. I’m happy they made this special!

Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends Review: Parody is His Jam

Pete Davidson, who started his comedy career in late 2013, is quickly becoming one of the fastest-rising comedy stars in the world. With some chances coming from teaming up with other comics and getting his own opportunities to be in movies and television shows, Pete’s star value is getting hotter. His appearance on Saturday Night Live is one of his top moments.

The Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends special on Netflix was an exciting way to release a standup comedy special. Generally, when watching a standup special, the comedian will come out, do an intro and then launch into their standup material. On Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends, this process was flipped. What we got with the show was a group of friends telling five minutes of jokes about anything they wanted.

Stream it or Skip It?

Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends on Netflix is not just a special. It’s a comedy festival. Each part is filmed in front of a live audience, making for some great moments. Overall, the special successfully makes the audience laugh; each comedian succeeds in doing that.

Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends is streaming on Netflix.

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Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends is an entirely new platform that enables the biggest names in television and comedy to engage with a new generation of comedic talent.

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Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends Review: Parody is His JamPete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends is an entirely new platform that enables the biggest names in television and comedy to engage with a new generation of comedic talent.