It’s cold outside. Curl up in bed, order some food, and watch one of these!
Watch this girl’s trip gone wrong in this Netflix comedy produced by notorious funny guy, Will Ferrell. Best friends Harper (Gillian Jacobs), Nikki (Vanessa Bayer), and Leah (Phoebe Robinson) take a business trip to Barcelona, where they meet a famous DJ whom Harper falls in love with. What’s better than love, EDM, and comedy?
The Disaster Artist
James Franco leads as Tommy Wiseau, the artist behind the infamously bad The Room. The film dives into Wiseau’s life, giving a sincere look into the Hollywood outsider’s passion for expression and life. Also worth noting: John Early makes an appearance — perfect for preparing for University Union’s comedy show! Check The Disaster Artist out on iTunes!
Ah, seventh grade. The worst year of everyone’s lives. In Pen15, the year is 2000. AIM is flourishing, NSYNC and Backstreet Boys play on the radio, and comics Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle are just beginning 7th grade. The Hulu series follows Erskine and Konkle as they deal with crushes, bullies, and less than perfect first kisses all while wearing butterfly clips and multi colored braces.
What do a housewife’s assistant, self-diagnosed narcissist, actress, and a sheltered boy all have in common? They’re going to solve a friend’s disappearance, of course. With an all-star cast (Alia Shawkat, John Early, John Paul Reynolds, and Meredith Hagner as the leads) and a comedic take on a dark scenario, the series Search Party is perfect for your weekend Hulu binge-watching.
The Comedy Lineup
Netflix’s comedy showcase series features 16 up-and-coming comedians giving 15 minute sets. From Sabrina Jalees’ comedic reflection on coming out to Sam Jay’s look at the hilarity of Uber rides, this show is bound to keep you laughing all night long.
This cult favorite cop comedy is back for its sixth season, and it’s better than ever. Watch the hilarious take on what it takes to be a detective in New York City, from tracking down Pontiac bandits to accidentally going on a honeymoon with your boss to solving a murder. There’s a reason there was so much pushback when the series got dropped by its previous network and then picked up by NBC: it is one really, really good show. Check it out on Hulu!
Outcast Otis (Asa Butterfield) has a plethora of sex knowledge due to living with his sex therapist mom, Jean (Gillian Anderson). When his classmates at school find out about his mom’s profession, rebel Maeve (Emma Mackey) convinces Otis to set up a sex clinic at the school. This Netflix original captures teenage sexuality at its most awkward period — creating a true snapshot of what it means to grow up and navigate love, friendships, popularity, and family.
From the mind of Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig comes Neo Yokio, a diverse city that’s at the forefront of fashion and technology, and home to the rich Kaz Kaan (Jaden Smith). The Netflix animated series follows Kaan as he tries to get over his broken heart while also competing with rival Arcangelo Corelli (Jason Schwartzman) to be the city’s most eligible bachelor.
The show will be held on Friday, March 1st at 8:00pm. Tickets are available for $5 with a valid SU/ESF ID at the Schine Student Center Box Office for students, $10 for faculty and staff at the Schine Box Office, and $15 for the public online or at the Schine Box Office.
By Mackenzie Glaubitz