Even in moments where he’s trying to upset his audience, Tom Segura gets incredibly personal in his newest Netflix special Ball Hog. Be it telling a shocking joke about a friend performing oral sex on the Wu-Tang Clan or how he’d kill a dog if it hurt his son, there’s a lot heart in the special streaming on Netflix now.
A man of many talents, Segura is featured on a number of podcasts, including his own, Your Mom’s House, Tom Segura En Español, 2 Bears 1 Cave, and regularly appears on others. Segura has already revealed his plans for Ball Hog’s successor-a Netflix special in Spanish.
While many comedians’ jokes rely on darkness or shock, Segura has a particularly silly approach to upsetting topics. Segura describes it as “child-like” and “playful” to Newsweek, which makes him much more lovable than someone like the incredibly dark Anthony Jeselnik or the edgelord king Ari Shaffir.
Segura spoke to Newsweek about tuning out offended people, writing more personally, and writing in a different language.