• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 2, 2021
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Kristen Lopez
    Apr 1, 2021
    91
    “Hysterical” is equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, moving and entertaining.
  2. Reviewed by: Sean L. McCarthy
    Apr 5, 2021
    80
    Hysterical isn’t the be-all, end-all for documentaries about women in comedy. But it’s a step in the right direction. ... f you’re not already a comedy nerd and need an awakening, this is a good start. But for a deeper dive, I’d recommend the singular documentaries of legends such as Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, or Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley.
  3. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Apr 1, 2021
    80
    A documentary that more than lives up to its billing. [29 Mar - 11 Apr 2021, p.9]
  4. Reviewed by: Carla Meyer
    Apr 1, 2021
    75
    Illuminating and uplifting FX documentary.