Netflix is full of more stand-up comedy than ever before; both original releases, and favourites from the stage. With Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette gaining so much attention this year, we wanted to shine a light on 6 other stand-up specials that aren’t to be missed. But we have to start with the best…
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
OK, so in spite of the title of this article, no list of stand-up specials on Netflix would be complete without one of the best stand-up specials in years. Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby re-shaped the stand-up in this acclaimed, award-winning special (she was even at the Emmys today!), handing topics such as gender, sexuality and childhood turmoil with witty punchlines and her own personal revelations. This stand-up comedy is sure to leave you both in stitches, and without a dry eye.
Bert Kreischer: Secret Time
Ever wanted to be a cool and responsible dad? Look no further, because Bert Kreischer has all the tips and secrets in his stand-up comedy. Your favourite shirtless comedian proves through his own re-tellings of being a cool and responsible dad that the task is no easy feat, however a rewarding one.
Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife
If you’re a tired, stressed-out mother and want to put some laughter back into your life, this is what you’ve been waiting for. Comedian Ali Wong takes you on her bumpy ride, sharing amusing truths on marriage and motherhood in this stand-up comedy.
Jim Jefferies: Bare
In this stand-up comedy, nothing is off the table, not even gun control. Australian comedian Jim Jefferies brings light-hearted humour to serious issues in this stand-up comedy that pokes fun at the U.S. If you don’t like politics, don’t fret, because Jefferies also handles many other topics, fatherhood included.
Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats
You may recognise her from Brooklyn Nine-Nine as civillian administrator Gina Linetti, but in this stand-up comedy she’s back as herself. In this stand-up, Chelsea Peretti demonstrates self-reflective character work in a comedy about comedy that is sure to entertain you.
Margaret Cho: Psycho
Sexism, homophobia, domestic violent and asian stereotypes: it’s all here! In this stand-up comedy, Margaret Cho tackles serious issues – including events in her own personal life – and uses humour to combat them in a show worth watching.
Bo Burnham: Make Happy
Bo Burnham, in this stand-up comedy, takes the audience on his truth-be-told look at the entertainment industry, taking aim at rappers, country bros, Lip Sync Battle and even his own work. Be sure to check this out, entertaining and self-depreciating humour at its finest.
All these specials are available now at Netflix.com.