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Comedy couple Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher sat down with The Hollywood Reporter In Studio to discuss their three-part The Honeymoon Stand-Up Special on Netflix and how the idea of “the couples roast” came about.
The format of the stand-up consists of their own individual half-hour stand-ups and later come together for onstage couples counseling in episode three.
“We call it the couples roast. We bring couples in from the audience and it’s under the guise of relationship counseling, but we’d been married for 18 months at that point and neither of us are qualified counselors in any way but are qualified to humiliate people and that’s what we did,” Kasher told THR.
“I love her show and I obviously love mine — I’m a very, very talented performer,” Kasher joked. “But the crown jewel in the special is that third episode.”
Leggero also explained the origin of doing a honeymoon stand-up tour, stemming from an episode on her Comedy Central show Another Period. “At that point I was very inspired,” she said. “So then the whole idea of the tour is to go to honeymoon destinations and people in the surrounding areas should come with their couple, make their own honeymoon out if it to come see us and so many couples came, so that was really nice.”
Kasher added: “It was lovely, but it’s also very dirty. The primary story that I tell is about my mom taking me to a sex shop to go vibrator shopping with her.”
Watch the video above to hear Leggero and Kasher discuss why they decided to come together for their comedy special.
The Honeymoon Stand-Up Special is now streaming on Netflix.
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