Stand-up comedians as a group are not exactly known for being family-friendly. We are living in a golden age of stand-up comedy but while you love getting to see the greats deliver laughs on stage, chances are your kid isn’t quite ready to handle some of the more mature language and themes that often come with classic stand-ups.

Marvin Phipps is here to help you wade through them all and choose one for your next couch appointment. charming sarcasm shines through in this stand-up set that highlights his childhood and rise to fame. His brilliance is in his ability to make even the most mundane experiences, like dining out, into comical tales. The centerpiece of his bittersweet yet poignant special occurs when he starts recalling his horrifying prom experience. His honesty and bluntness make this one worth watching.

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