Review of T.J. Miller’s ‘Meticulously Ridiculous’ and why he’s the comedian we need right now
On Saturday June 17th T.J. Miller’s new HBO special Meticulously Ridiculous premiered and it did not disappoint. Miller’s stunning wife Kate introduced him as the star of Yogi Bear 3D which was hilarious, and the laughs kept rolling in. The special was filmed in Denver, Colorado where he was born. He talked about everything from how we make pointless small talk about the weather, how awkward it is for us to talk about death, his medical marijuana prescription for anxiety, and his favorite historical figure who is George Washington Carver, and getting lots of cheers after saying that women in our society are expected to have a family AND a career. He also asked they audience if there was anyone in attendance named Derek, which there was, and invited the man onstage where he proceeded to ask him to call his mother so he could talk to her, and then told her to “Go F**k yourself.” I have to admit, that part had me cracking up. He ended the hour-long special with a story of how he and his wife Kate went to a store in Philadelphia called Asian Treasures where he talked her into letting him buy a real battle-axe which he brought out on stage with him. He ended the show with Kate coming back out on stage and putting a pumpkin on a stool so he could chop it in half.
He definitely knows how to make his audience laugh and gives you an hour to take your mind off of all the terrible things that are going on in the world at the moment which is much appreciated. In a time that is so dark and people are filled with so much hatred and anger and fear, it’s nice to be able to think about something else, even for just a short amount of time. Laughter really is the best medicine. We need more of him in our lives! I look forward to many more comedy specials from him. He has so much high energy and it makes me jealous that I wasn’t there to see it live.
Make sure to catch encores of Meticulously Ridiculous on HBO and forget your troubles for a while. You can also watch it anytime on HBO Now and HBO Go.
Miller plays Erlich Bachman on HBO’s Silicon Valley which he recently announced that this will be his last season playing the iconic character and he will be missed!
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