The short is called “Birth Balls,” and it comes with the tagline, “A woman in labor needs her balls.” Julian plays the husband and birth partner of the woman in question, making an apparently dire mistake when he forgets to pack his pregnant wife’s birthing balls when she goes into labor. The video takes place in the hospital room and, in addition to Julian and his onscreen wife, features a few hilarious hospital staff characters (including an especially funny Missi Pyle, who we will always love for her turn as alien Laliari in Galaxy Quest).
Without giving too much away, we’ll say that Julian goes above and beyond in his role as birthing party - to either hilarious or cringeworthy results (possibly both), depending on your tastes. The sketch also allows us to witness a desperate Julian mimicking “birthing sounds” in a rather pathetic fashion. It’s definitely worth a watch, if only to see Julian explore his comedic side!
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