We get it. After a long work week, sometimes you just want to stay in, relax and get reacquainted with your Netflix account. So to save you some time scrolling through what seems like endless possibilities of what to watch, we’ve compiled a list of 5 must watch comedy specials currently available on Netflix. Enjoy!
Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour (2014)
Ever wondered what a comedy show with no prepared material would look like? Look no further! In 2014, Todd Barry did a 7 city tour of the United States with nothing more than his masterful ability to work a crowd, and the end result is glorious. 5 stars.
Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats (2014)
Pretty bold move naming your special One of the Greats. Lucky for Peretti, that's exactly what she is. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star shines on stage and brings audiences an hour of top-notch comedy as well as a few surprises.
Eddie Murphy “Delirious” (1983)
If you haven’t seen this classic special, we’re really not sure what you’re waiting for. The guy who voiced Donkey in Shrek used to do stand-up comedy, and he was damn great at it. This special is 32 years old, so some of his material may seem a bit outdated; but you can’t deny that Murphy’s James Brown impression is on point! The verdict is in, Delirious still holds up.
Trevor Noah: African American (2013)
Do a little homework and get to know the new host of the Daily Show before he "takes his seat on the throne" on September 28. Trevor Noah's African American explores cultural differences between growing up in South Africa and life in America… and he's not hard on the eyes either.
5. John Mulaney: New in Town (2012)
You may know John Mulaney as the former SNL writer, co-creator of Stefon, or as Kroll Show's George St. Geegland (you've been praaahnked). Well we'd like to introduce you to John Mulaney: amazing stand-up comedian. If you get the chance to see him live, do it -- you can thank us later. Until then, please enjoy this special... we sure did.
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Honorable mention to the incredible doc Tig. It’s not a comedy special per se, but it will have you laughing and crying and feeling all kinds of emotions you probably haven't felt in a while (but really needed to).