Garrett Martin

Garrett Martin
Garrett Martin's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Paste Magazine
Publications: Paste Magazine

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.0/10 35% Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (2019) Sticks & Stones is terrible, and [Dave] Chappelle can only blame himself for that. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2019
9.7/10 100% My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres (2019) Julio Torres might be the funniest person in the world today, and My Favorite Shapes is easily the best stand-up special in recent memory. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
89% Rory Scovel Tries Stand-up For The First Time (2017) [Rory] Scovel balances conceptual metacommentary on the conventions of stand-up with fully-formed political material as biting as any other comic working today in an hour that sends up the very idea of stand-up even while showing how powerful it can be - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2019
100% Jerrod Carmichael: 8 (2017) What links all of this together is Carmichael's patient delivery -- he speaks softly, slowly, drawing the audience into a conversation that's consistently funny without having much in the way of jokes. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2019
8/10 90% Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo (2015) Live at the Apollo is her funniest and most thoughtful stand-up yet, but it proves she still has room to grow as a comedian, if she doesn't devote herself to movies full-time. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2019
No Score Yet Jim Gaffigan: Beyond the Pale (2005) If you're wondering why Gaffigan is respected by basically all corners of the comedy world, Beyond the Pale should answer your questions. - Deseret News (Salt Lake City) EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2019
100% Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust (2017) While her jokes don't always stick the landing, and she ends the show on a bit of low note, there is plenty to take away from her performance style and from her self-aware humor. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
6.0/10 86% Aziz Ansari: Right Now (2019) Despite some good jokes, it's hard to see Right Now as anything but a misfire -- a critique of performative wokeness that is itself a performance of atonement, one that never fully grapples with or acknowledges what it's supposedly atoning for. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2019
100% Aziz Ansari: Live At Madison Square Garden (2015) He's maybe the only stand-up who could jump effortlessly from riffing on how terrible conditions are at chicken farms to a spot-on Ja Rule impersonation, and then somehow hilariously combine the two. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2019
7.5/10 100% Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (2019) Despite that disappointing postscript, Irresponsible is another energetic hour from the most popular stand-up comedian working today. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
2.5/10 43% Ricky Gervais: Humanity (2018) His Humanity makes you hope for an extinction level event, and soon. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
8/10 67% Fred Armisen: Standup For Drummers (2018) If you operate on that wavelength you'll laugh with recognition alongside Armisen and his musician-heavy audience. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
100% Cameron Esposito: Rape Jokes (2018) Esposito remains masterfully confident throughout, broaching difficult subjects with a tone that veers from the performative to the conversational. It's one of the most crucial hours of comedy you'll see this year. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity (2018) That variety show structure is the event's greatest asset. If one act doesn't work for you, it'll only be a few minutes before another stand-up takes the stage, or before Rogen introduces another pretaped segment. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
9/10 100% John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018) With this new special Mulaney proves that he's not just one of the best comedians working today but one of the most consistent. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
100% Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018) There are a few missteps...but at a time when legendary stand-ups are using their multimillion dollar Netflix specials to reveal how out of touch they are with today, Rock remains as potent as ever. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
6.3/10 71% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) As it is A Very Murray Christmas wants to come off as unique and effortless as its host, simultaneously sad, pensive, spirited and off-the-cuff, but too often it feels as forced and uncomfortable as the Internet's cult of Murray. - Paste Magazine EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015