Nick Kroll is an actor, writer, producer and comedian many know of thanks to Big Mouth (2017), his critically acclaimed Netflix animated series about teenage friends faced with the wonders and horrors of puberty.
I have not watched an episode of Big Mouth yet, probably because I haven’t been a teenager for some time, but I have heard about it. I’m especially aware that several people consider themselves big fans of the way Maya Rudolph’s ‘Hormone Monstress’ character says the words ‘bubble baths.’
Until recently, when I thought of Kroll, it wasn’t his stand-up comedy that rushed to mind, even though I know him to be funny. What came to mind first is Kroll’s relatively recent appearance on podcast Armchair Expert (Ep 28). In said episode, Kroll is his usual charming self while opening up about his life and struggles to hosts Dax Shepherd and Monica Padman.
The second thing I remember when I think of Kroll is his brilliant embodiment of Douche, his character in Seth Rogen’s fun animated adventure comedy, Sausage Party (2016). Fast forward to now when we have Nick Kroll – Little Big Boy, a new stand-up comedy special that, for me, ticks several boxes in terms of the elements that make for a memorable performance that will have audiences coming back for a few more re-watches.
If you’re already a fan of Kroll or you’re curious, next time you’re in the mood to sit back, listen and be amused, try Nick Kroll – Little Big Boy. You may find yourself laughing and smiling in appreciation of his comic delivery and very engaging storytelling.
Happy Film Loving