In Tom Segura’s fourth Netflix unique, Ball Hog, the special’s namesake bit is a disgusting one that combines several of the special’s routine topics: your mother, his mom, a few type of sexual act, and an excessive level of discomfort.
In the special, shot at the Moody Theater in Austin, Segura doesn’t turn away from vulgarity, but he’s not deliberately cruel. An instance: about halfway into the special, he says cancelled dinner plans could be a reason to masturbate; however if the motive for the cancelled plans turned into a automobile twist of fate, he’d make sure you were ok earlier than continuing.
Segura said he’s continually been interested in off-colour subjects, and the special is rife with them. Under the outrage-optimized jokes, which include one about Arkansas, made to double down on a preceding special’s bit approximately Louisiana, there are deeper, significant topics that Segura spoke approximately with VICE earlier than the release of his special.
“I like announcing some thing that makes someone pull lower back after which with any luck laugh. It’s a two-component equation: you have to bring about an idea that makes human beings move, ‘oh, shit.’ And then if you could make that humorous, I suppose that is a victory,” Segura defined.
“It’s continually fun to get amusing out of a subject or a chunk that people are not jumping on the possibility to giggle at,” he stated.
In more than one points in Ball Hog, Segura additionally tells memories approximately his mom, stories he says are all factual.
“When you do get up, you need to get to a place wherein you’re honestly speaking about matters that you feel strongly about,” Segura said. “And to me it was like, I glaringly have all these strong emotions approximately having this combative relationship with my mother.”
Without spoiling the bits, the testimonies that Segura tells about his mom, and what he’s imagined his mom doing, are squirm-inducing even for a third party. And Segura, who takes delight in growing discomfort earlier than fun, become terrified for her to look it.
“What I did turned into, I saved telling her how brutal I changed into to her within the display, to the factor where she was like ‘Jesus, why do you keep telling me?’” But he wanted to give her a fair caution. Finally, his mom requested if she must even attend. “Well, I imply, you’re here.” He spoke back. Segura’s sister followed her and ensured there were a couple cocktails worried.
When his mom’s put up-show evaluation changed into “that wasn’t terrible,” Segura was greatly surprised, but relieved. The second time she saw the display, she came behind the curtain and just shook her head, and said “you’re horrible.” If you watch the special, you’ll be amazed for such a muted response, even though Segura, both on-stage and off, is short to remind his target audience that his mom will benefit from his jokes, whether it’s tagging along for a casino gig, or getting despatched to Bloomingdales, in exchange for Segura being suggest. Segura, whose mom is Peruvian, chalks this up to Latin subculture.