Exclusive: This Netflix Comedy Special Takes A Hard Look At Motherhood

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There's a lot of comedy in motherhood — just ask Ali Wong, who lampooned the experience in her 2016 comedy special Baby Cobra. Christina Pazsitzky, a Canadian import, has a similar view in her 2017 Netflix comedy special Christina P: Mother Inferior.
"It's kind of crazy when you think about how much it takes to make every one of you," Pazsitzky says in the trailer. "And I gotta say — most of you? Not worth it."
Then she goes in for the punch. "Genetically speaking, [there are] millions of Snookis," she says. "One Beyoncé."
Pazsitzky also has a realistic take on pregnancy: It sucks, but you can use it to your advantage. (Pazsitzky jokes that pregnancy allowed her to opt out of oral sex. Well played.)
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Motherhood and the trials that come with it are a major theme in comedy these days. Mindy Kaling, an imminent mother herself, will take on mom-shaming, the social media finger-wagging loathed by celebrities and normals alike, on the fourth season of The Mindy Project. The season will feature a rival parent played by Modern Family's Julie Bowen who judges Kaling's character for her parenting skills.
"The episode is a little bit about mom-shaming, and that's cool," Kaling said at a Television Critics Association discussion in July. "It was really fun and hit a lot of those juicy, ripped-from-the-blogger-headline storylines."
In addition to her standup, Pazsitzky hosts two podcasts. She hosts Your Mom's House with her husband Tom Segura, who is also a stand-up comedian, as well as That's Deep Bro, which she does solo. This is her third stand-up special.
Watch the full trailer for Pazsitzky's special, below. Christina P: Mother Inferior premieres on Netflix October 10, 2017.
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