The Best New Standup Specials Streaming on Netflix
David Cross “Making America Great Again”
The “Arrested Development” star gives us some clever jokes before getting right into the heart of political discourse with a clear-cut position, as educational as it is hilarious, about his stance on megalomaniacs.
Bo Burnham “Make Happy”
Following up a hit Netflix debut, Burnham is back to making light of some dark topics, keeping it entertaining with his piano playing and youthful takes.
Patton Oswalt “Talking for Clapping”
Landing right around the loss of his wife, we get a good look at some classic Oswalt, whose self-aware lifestyle involving drugs, clowns, crapping oneself and My Little Pony have never been so thought provoking.
Jim Jefferies “Freedumb”
The “Legit” man is back with yet another special, getting political and talking Trump, gun and going pro-vaccination. Trust us, it’s hilarious how these jokes play out.
Tom Segura “Mostly Stories”
Talking naked dudes and naughty nurses, Tom Segura delivers another hefty special of laughs mixed with a bit of light racism, all of which are hard not to crack a cackle at.
Jimmy Carr “Funny Business”
A blunt Brit all the way, we get into the business of funny with Jimmy Carr’s epic one-liners and amusing anecdotes in the most deadpan way possible.
Hannibal Buress “Comedy Camisado”
The slow-burn comic will have your laughs creep up behind you as he pulls sly and well-delivered stories about gambling, cuddling and just about anything else you might not expect.
Dwayne Perkins “Take Note”
His Netflix debut is an educational one for most Americans, as Dwayne Perkins will have you taking notes, laying out America in the most brutally hilarious way possible, dissecting culture one real-life experience at a time.
Theo Von “No Offense”
The Louisiana native heads home to serve up some offensive truths about love, Brad Pitt and loose chimps. In no time at all, you’ll see why the special is titled the way it is.
Ali Wong “Baby Cobra”
She may not be preggers anymore, but she’s still hilarious and even a bit sexy. Ali Wong is dropping bombs, one part feisty and three parts filth, and on the hunt for Mr. Perfect, but secretly just wants to be unemployed and talk dirty.
And these folks needs their own show: 12 Standup Comedians Who Deserve Their Own Show