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  • -Hello. -Hi. Welcome back.

  • -It's great to be back. I'm over on the couch.

  • -I know. Last time you were here, you did stand-up.

  • -I did which, you know, is an indignity, in some senses.

  • -Like, what do you -- -Well, you know to come out

  • and go, "Eh, laugh." You know, that sort of thing.

  • It's scary, Jimmy, you know.

  • -Yeah, but it's fun. You were great.

  • -Oh, no, I mean, I was -- Yes, I was absolutely fantastic.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • I love doing stand-up here. And I love --

  • -Did you always know that you wanted to do stand-up?

  • -Oh. Um... -Because I think that

  • this little girl... -Acting -- yeah.

  • -...wanted to be an actress, I feel like.

  • Look at this. That's a little head shot there.

  • Now, what was -- -Oh, my God.

  • I just want to say that, what happened to me last time here

  • was kind of interesting. -Oh, what?

  • -Because I came out,

  • and we practiced the set all around town.

  • It was four minutes. They were, like,

  • "4 1/2 minutes tops," you know, and I, like,

  • tried it out, the whole thing.

  • And then I got here, and I came out,

  • and I couldn't tell if the crowd was, like, feeling me.

  • So I was like -- I kinda needed to work with them.

  • And so it ended up being like 6 1/2 minutes.

  • -Why was it 6 1/2 minutes? -Because I added a few spins.

  • [ Light laughter ]

  • -I do remember you added a couple spins.

  • -Yeah, just like...

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • I mean -- You know what I mean?

  • -That's your move.

  • -Yeah, and I felt like it made everyone more comfortable.

  • I don't know, 'cause it's, -- You know, it's scary,

  • 'cause, like, even though they can't see --

  • the audience, you know,

  • they know they're on film even though they're not.

  • They feel -- They're performing.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -The audience is performing? -Yeah, like, that was...

  • -Them performing. -Absolutely.

  • And, like, I thought it was beautiful.

  • [ Laughter ] -I think they did a great job.

  • Yeah, I mean, should we all get up and do one twirl?

  • [ Cheers and applause ] Let's do it.

  • Do you want me to get the lights up?

  • Let's all do it. It's gonna feel good.

  • On the count of three, ready? [ Cheers and applause ]

  • One, two, three!

  • ♪♪

  • Oh, my gosh. Fantastic.

  • Happy New Year, everybody! Happy 2020!

  • Happy New Year. Happy 2020.

  • Pal -- -Yes, I, um...

  • -You are the best. -The commercial --

  • The commercial was not where I got my

  • artistic sort of satisfaction.

  • It was more at, you know, the elementary school,

  • the talent shows, et cetera.

  • -What were you into? -"Les Mis," primarily.

  • That was -- [ Cheers ]

  • Yes. It was huge.

  • It was huge for the nation, but it was huge for me.

  • My greatest moment still... was probably my performance

  • of little Gavroche in the second grade.

  • A couple of my friends said, "Hey, we're all doing 'Annie.'

  • We're all doing a 'Hard Knock Life,' you know."

  • -That's good. -"Let's all play the orphans."

  • And I just -- it was awkward, but I had to say, "No, no, no.

  • I'm gonna enlist my dad to play the piano,

  • and I'm doing a little Gavroche solo."

  • [ Light laughter ]

  • -You broke out solo? -People always --

  • No, they want to make you part of the chorus when...

  • -And you were ready to be a star.

  • -Yeah, I knew I was.

  • -You know what's funny? -Yeah.

  • -We actually got footage of you performing.

  • -Well, that's very sneaky. [ Laughter ]

  • Okay? -Because we talked to your dad.

  • We really do. I want to show everyone.

  • Here's Jacqueline in her second grade talent show.

  • This is real. Take a look at this.

  • ♪♪

  • -♪ How do you do? My name's Gavroche

  • These are my people, here's my patch

  • Not much to look at, nothing posh

  • Nothing that you'd call up to scratch

  • [ Cheers and applause ] -"How do you do?"

  • How do you do

  • It's an entrance. I'm so proud of it.

  • -And now -- -And, obviously, now look at us.

  • -Look at you now. But now you're off-Broadway.

  • -Yes. -I mean, man, the reviews

  • for your show is unbelievable. -Really?

  • -Let me tell you a little something about

  • "Get On Your Knees."

  • "New York Times" Critics Pick on their Best of Theater 2019.

  • "Time Out New York" -- "Novak's winning show

  • does what the best comedy can do.

  • It changes the conversation." -[ Screams ]

  • -"New York Magazine" -- "Clearly her master work."

  • -[ Screams ] -"Vanity Fair" --

  • "'Get On Your Knees' solidifies her place

  • as a comedic powerhouse.

  • The rest of the world just needs to catch up."

  • -Oh, my -- -Bang!

  • [ Cheers and applause ] Can you explain what the show --

  • -In theory, it's about blowjobs.

  • -Okay. [ Laughter ]

  • -In theory, okay. -And they gasp as though,

  • you know, it's a certain kind of show.

  • But truly it's very highbrow, it's very literary.

  • You know, it's spiritual. Some people say, you know,

  • because they see the title and they go,

  • "Oh. Oh, I know what it's about."

  • And I go, "Prayer." You know what I mean?

  • Just because I don't think that they should assume --

  • To me, the blowjob, and I'm only gonna say it one more time,

  • I think, that phrase... -Sure.

  • -...because I think we get two to three,

  • and then we're out, right? -Sure, yeah, I think --

  • [ Laughter ] Yeah.

  • -But, to me, it's more about the blowjob as a sort of --

  • Well, I think it can be a rigorous spiritual practice

  • if you consider it... [ Laughter ]

  • ...as an opportunity to exercise the virtue of humility.

  • [ Laughter ]

  • -Yeah, that's a great sell -- That's a great selling point.

  • Sure, absolutely.

  • Has your dad seen the show? -Oh, yeah.

  • Mom and Dad have seen it. Uncles have seen it.

  • I actually brought inside my shapewear.

  • My dad -- [ Laughter ]

  • My dad -- -Inside your shapewear.

  • -Yeah, well, you know. -Yeah.

  • -Some call it lingerie. Why hide?

  • [ Laughter ]

  • My dad sent an e-mail to my uncle,

  • who was coming to the show. They were bringing --

  • The whole family was coming to the show.

  • And I didn't know that he sent this until after,

  • but I feel like it's a good selling point for the show.

  • -Sure. -So I'm just gonna read it.

  • -Yep. -This is to my Uncle Mark.

  • He said -- my dad said, "Hi, Mark.

  • So great to see you guys got tickets to Jacqueline's show,

  • 'Get On Your Knees.' I wanted to quote, 'warn you.'"

  • There's a quote. [ Light laughter ]

  • "I wanted to warn you, as you can tell by the title,

  • that her show contains strong sexual themes,

  • is graphic, and highly personal.

  • As Jacqueline has said herself,

  • 'It is like going to a strip show but even more intimate.'"

  • [ Laughter ]

  • "This is material they would never allow

  • on 'The Tonight Show.'" [ Laughter ]

  • "It will not be everyone's cup of tea.

  • Balancing this off, however, is that her show is also witty,

  • highbrow, and intellectual, as is all of her material."

  • Do you see the support? Isn't that beautiful?

  • And then he just said, "That's all.

  • On a separate subject, are you seeing the Stones?"

  • [ Laughter ] -That's good.

  • -I think they were seeing the Stones?

  • -Were they seeing the Stones? -Yeah.

  • -They're a great band. -Yeah.

  • -I got to say, congrats. Everyone that I've run into

  • that's seen this says it's brilliant.

  • And how long is it running? It's ending soon?

  • -No, we just extended it. -You did?

  • -Yeah. -Yes!

  • -Thank you. -That's big news!

  • That's a twirl! I'm twirling.

  • -Thank you. -Jacqueline Novak.

  • For more info on her show...

  • [ Cheers and applause ] ...go to getonyourkneesshow.com.

-Hello. -Hi. Welcome back.

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Jacqueline Novak's Off-Broadway Comedy Get on Your Knees Is Not About Prayer

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/07/03
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