Taylor Tomlinson already made a splash on the Netflix comedy scene with her 2019 special Quarter-Life Crisis. She has plenty more to say, and she’s got the jokes to back it up. The rising comic’s second special, Look At You, directed by Kristian Mercado, premiered on March 8. In it, Tomlinson tackles topics like mental health, grief and dating. She gets personal while also keeping it light, sharing an intimate look at her life hilariously.
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Taylor Tomlinson: Look at You Has a Ton of Stories To Tell
In her hour-long special, Look At You, she talks about being a people pleaser and hiding her true self to fit into the mould of what her parents wanted her to be. She was always looked up to as the responsible, put together sibling and has finally found out that this is not a good thing.
In Look At You, Tomlinson discusses how she copes with mental health issues and addresses how she struggles with anxiety and depression. Taylor Tomlinson isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. In Netflix’s newest stand-up special, the comedian discusses her relationship with her mother and her struggles with mental health, all while still finding the time to make jokes about eating salads and porn conventions.
Tomlinson’s self-deprecating humour makes it easy for audiences to relate to, whether you’re a woman who has just come out of a toxic relationship or have questions about why women wear makeup.
Although Tomlinson is riddled with anxiety, she makes light of some heavier topics in her special. She talks about being single and how it’s not always as bad as people make it out to be — which is refreshing because everyone has seen at least one rom-com that glorifies being in a relationship.
Taylor Tomlinson Tackles Her Mental Health in the Look at You Special
There is still plenty to laugh at in the special for those who are currently in relationships and not single. Although Tomlinson doesn’t have that much experience in relationships, she makes fun of what she does know: how dating apps work and how couples can’t go anywhere without bringing up their significant other.
The special includes relatable content and personal stories from Tomlinson’s life. The phrase “We’re all in this together” is commonly said these days regarding the pandemic, but it’s probably never been more true than when it comes to Taylor Tomlinson. The comedian has been virtually touring the country and holds nothing back about what it’s like to be a millennial female comedian on her new Netflix special Look At You.
Tomlinson’s stand-up special is a bit of an anomaly in the current landscape of stand-up comedy on Netflix. Tomlinson’s special has a much more traditional feel than many recent comedy specials. It feels like something that might have aired on Comedy Central or HBO ten years ago. Tomlinson does not rely on pre-recorded bits or video clips to deliver her jokes. Instead, she uses her voice and body to tell her story.
Look at You by Taylor Tomlinson Captures the Essence of Youth and Its Travails
This is one of the things that sets Tomlinson apart from many other comedians working today. From experiencing anxiety to being in a relationship with a man she knows she shouldn’t be dating, she covers it all. She does so in an amusing and relatable way for people who have experienced similar things.
She’s sure enough of herself to make jokes about some of the most challenging subjects — mental health, grief and dating — and her unflinching honesty makes her relatable and endearing. This special doesn’t have the shiny polish of a seasoned comic, but it has the fresh energy of someone just beginning to find an audience. And while she has yet to find a style of delivery or subject matter that is uniquely hers, she exhibits all the qualities of a rising star.
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Taylor Tomlinson is a brilliant comedian. She’s insightful, funny, and highly relatable. Taylor Tomlinson: Look at You is a fantastic way to connect with her. This look at her life is intimate and hilarious. It’s also heart-breaking and inspiring.
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