• Network: NETFLIX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 9, 2019
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30

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  1. Jul 30, 2019
    0
    The topic I really wanted to hear about - where Ansari narrowly escapes a steamrolling by the same #MeToo mob he vehemently supported - is glossed over at the very beginning for a couple of minutes with a pale, safe, diplomatic speech. The vast majority of the time is spent taking shots at easy political targets. "Do you still like Michael Jackson's music, you hypocrites?" Perhaps theThe topic I really wanted to hear about - where Ansari narrowly escapes a steamrolling by the same #MeToo mob he vehemently supported - is glossed over at the very beginning for a couple of minutes with a pale, safe, diplomatic speech. The vast majority of the time is spent taking shots at easy political targets. "Do you still like Michael Jackson's music, you hypocrites?" Perhaps the lamest "gotcha" a comedian or pundit can fire out. Ansari needed to point this diatribe of societal shaming inward BEFORE he got into bed with the outrage crowd. Because of this exoneration in the court of public opinion, I'm expected to take seriously this newfound college-student take on the stubbornness of the world? Thanks, man, but I'm good on the talking-to. He then goes on to renounce all of his old material that I used to love. Crap this one was rough. Expand
  2. Aug 16, 2019
    1
    Who cares what Aziz, or any other so called comedian, thinks about politics, politicians and the like. Stick to life events and if you can't find humor there, get a different job.
  3. Jul 12, 2019
    9
    You see that Aziz has grown up. He's handled the sexual misconduct event wonderfully well in this surprisingly profound Netflix special. He makes you think long and hard about a lot of things, all the while keeping you in splits. Now if only he can come out with Season 3 of Master of None!
  4. Jul 16, 2019
    7
    This strange comedy special seems in many ways more like an apology and ruminations on how society affects art and visa versa.
  5. Jul 13, 2019
    3
    "Wokeness"...even Mr Ansari cannot topple the new taboos of the new moralistic religion. Barely a scratch.
    Two things should make Americans scream but wokeness is more important than education or knowledge:
    1- That a son of Indian immigrants appropriates Crazy Rich Asians, even though this show only considers Chinese to be Asians and is set in Singapore where close to 15% of the
    "Wokeness"...even Mr Ansari cannot topple the new taboos of the new moralistic religion. Barely a scratch.
    Two things should make Americans scream but wokeness is more important than education or knowledge:
    1- That a son of Indian immigrants appropriates Crazy Rich Asians, even though this show only considers Chinese to be Asians and is set in Singapore where close to 15% of the population is from the Indian subcontinent, yet shows them only as servants and waiters!!!
    2- That an Indian can say n**** without being vilified because his skin is darker than Stephen Curry ( whereas skin colour is a huge social marker in India).
    Can a Chinese (the most racist culture in the world and where modern slavery is still alive -Filipino and Indonesian maids treated like dogs) say n**** as Jimmy O Yang pretends?

    These two cases are part of the absurdity of wokeness that should be addressed and attacked by these funny men !
    But they are just cowards, looking for a Netflix paycheck...
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  6. Jul 16, 2019
    10
    He’s different this time, but he’s still funny. It’s kind of weird to watch him have to change his personality. He makes it work though
  7. Aug 10, 2019
    10
    I don't know what the neg reviews are coming from. Maybe #metoo fanatics who want Aziz in jail without trial? It was really funny and aside from 3 or 4 other comics (chapelle etc) the best stand up in the biz. What more do you want?
  8. Jul 16, 2019
    10
    Loved it. Great mix of humility, vulnerability, and humour. Respect for Aziz taking comeback risk.
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Aug 6, 2019
    85
    The first 20-ish minutes are the most honest work Ansari has done, a litany of observations about the status quo that reveals a hunger and frustration that was buried under his happy-go-lucky persona. ... There’s a bit of flab, especially in the back half. ... But whatever soul-searching or image management that Ansari has gone through since the babe.net story has made him a better performer—one who is more able to dwell in gray areas of comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Megan Garber
    Jul 11, 2019
    50
    The question becomes how you treat the discomfort—as something to be celebrated, or as something to be denigrated. Ansari’s answer, over a show that has some great jokes and some distinctly less-great ones, is another kind of ellipsis: Can we just talk about something else? ... Another way that Right Now is of its moment: It is a work of winkily manufactured authenticity.
  3. Reviewed by: Ashlie D. Stevens
    Jul 10, 2019
    70
    At points like this [he recalls a “Parks and Rec” episode in which his character, Tom Haverford, installs a nanny cam in a teddy bear, which he then gives Ann Perkins (Rashida Jones)] “Right Now” feels like an intentional comeback-slash-apology — an earnest, if at times clunky, one. It's notable that his reflections on the jokes he would no longer perform today are infinitely more interesting than the jokes Ansari actually delivers.