LEO REICH: LITERALLY WHO CARES (2023)
Runtime: 66 Minutes.
Release Date: 12/16/23 [Max]
Studio: HBO / A24.
"Leo Reich, this self-diagnosed important young mind faces the swirling uncertainty of our collective future, asking the big questions, such as: "Is this helping?", "Am I hot?", and "No offense guys but literally what is going on?"
OUR COMEDY SPECIAL REVIEW:
Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?! is a Gen-Z aimed comedy special that mixes societal humor, self-deprecating humor and songs that give off early Bo Burnham energy.
For an hour special, Leo Reich burns through material at a rapid pace with a reprisal joke telling the audience there just isn’t any time to laugh. His energy is infectious, even when some of them miss the target that they're clearly seeking to hit.
Reich’s comedic style and stage presence is entirely unique, with their mixture of genres of comedy. It’s attempting to appeal to as many people as possible while also losing just as many in the process by constantly changing form.
While I have confidence Leo Reich will become a large name in the industry, in this instance Literally Who Cares?! needs some refinement. His routine is incredibly topical and full of self-aware anecdotes but its fast paced nature leads into a tired repetition.