Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees

‘Ladies and Gentleman, I have seen the Muhammad Ali of Comedy’ – John Mulaney

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


Reviews

‘Humour at its most articulate, funny but surprisingly philosophical too.’
The Telegraph

‘Remarkable…never stops being audaciously funny.’
★★★★
The Guardian

‘Exudes both wit and wisdom…thoroughly deserving of its standing ovation’
★★★★
Evening Standard

‘Ladies and Gentleman, I have seen the Muhammad Ali of Comedy’
John Mulaney

‘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 major’
Miranda July

‘A meditation on oral sex that marries Attell-like punch lines to poetic musings and oddball physicality’
New York Times

‘It’s time to pay attention to comedian Jacqueline Novak’
Vanity Fair

‘Novak offers philosophical thinking worthy of Socrates alongside a well-lived life’s collection of dick jokes, proving herself to be the foremost expert on overthinking sexual acts- without getting overtly silly… Get on Your Knees masters a form of comedic over-analysis that is both earnest and hilarious’
Elle

‘Blessedly, Get on Your Knees turned out to be the seminal work on its subject, exploding with trenchant analysis and autobiographical experience with the act’
Rolling Stone

‘Novak’s comedy defamiliarizes, cutting through centuries of heterosexual lore to reveal the raw act as something even more absurd. Her approach is discursive, yet precise- Proust kneeling bedside on the carpet of a dorm’
The Sunday Times

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Dates / Venues

JUNE 24; LONDON, Leicester Square Theatre (SOLD OUT)
JUNE 25; LONDON, Leicester Square Theatre (SOLD OUT)
JUNE 26; LONDON, Leicester Square Theatre

6 Leicester Pl,
London WC2H 7BX

Tickets £24.50

Show 7pm
Doors 6.30pm

Previous dates:
MARCH 29 – APRIL 2; LONDON, Soho Theatre (SOLD OUT)


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