As the very oveview of The Degenerates on the Netflix website says, the six comedians called for this special explore the brutal and obscene side of humor (watch here).
Anyone who reads such a text thinks that it is one of those horrible shows, full of gratuitous profanity and offenses without any sense, like a Danilo Gentili, a brazilian comedian, show, for example. Fortunately, as far as this work is concerned, nothing can be further from the truth.
In The Degenerates, each of the six artists has a chance to shine with their outrageous and completely out-of-the-box jokes. Big Jay Oakerson, Yamaneika Saunders, Joey Diaz, Liza Treyger, Brad Williams and Christina P. form an incredible team. They use every minute of the special to satirize much of the taboos, male and female, that haunt society in general and their favorite subject: sex.
The six artists are affronted, not afraid to face a controversial subject. They are not afraid to displease the audience – they know that many of the people who feel offended are the ones who recognize themselves as the victims of the accurate jokes that they shoot on stage. The special, recorded in June 2018 in the city of Las Vegas, is always with the stage visibly crowded. They are people who are willing to face their own prejudices and shame, in the form of the acid and seemingly coarse humor of the sextet.
But this rudeness of The Degenerates is just an appearance. In fact, it’s a huge criticism of how we are as individuals and as society as well. Behind each joke lies a poninted finger at the faces of people who are certainly offended by some of these people’s insights. In this way, this special reveals itself as one of Netflix funniest and most enlightening show currently available in the catalog.
Synopsis 1: Six comics. One Sin City stage. Get ready for a night of stand-up so wrong, it could come only from Vegas.
Synopsis 2: Six stand-ups explore the coarse and salacious side of comedy in this series of half-hour specials. For mature audiences.
Age rating: 16