U.S. stand-up Jacqueline Novak’s Get On Your Knees is the most high-brow show about blow jobs you’ll ever see. Novak spins her material on the femininity of the penis and the stoicism of the vulva into an unexpectedly philosophical show that’s part feminist outcry, part coming-of-age tale of triumph.
Ira Glass calls it a “nearly Talmudic dissection of a subject. Really funny and just really like nothing else.”
Jacqueline Novak is a comedian whose Off-Broadway, one-woman stand-up show, “Get on Your Knees” is a New York Times “Critic’s Pick.” Recognized by the New York Times on “Best Theater of 2019” and “Best Comedy of 2019” lists, the show has been extended six times in New York City and earned Jacqueline a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance. In the most recent NYC extension, the show ran for six sold out weeks.
Jacqueline is a regular on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” She has appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” HBO’s “2 Dope Queens,” “Watch What Happens Live” with Andy Cohen, and in her own half-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central’s “The Half Hour.”
Directed by John Early
Originally presented by Natasha Lyonne
Remarkable…never stops being audaciously funny★★★★ The Guardian
Humour at its most articulate, funny but surprisingly philosophical tooThe Telegraph
Exudes both wit and wisdom…thoroughly deserving of its standing ovation★★★★ Evening Standard
Brilliant on the absurdity of having and being a thinking, feeling, desiring body. Shrewd, explicit, though not exactly raunchy, this is the funniest show about Cartesian dualism you will see all year!New York Times - Critic's Pick!
It was a staggering show, the kind of thing that changed everyone in the room. I laughed beside a stranger and in laughing together we knew that we had both experienced the very thing Jacqueline was talking about. She’s majorMiranda July
'An overthinker’s delight, and a reminder that a woman’s humour can cut as deeply as her rage'The New Yorker