9 Hilarious Stand-Up Specials You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

Turn to these guys when you need to distract yourself from the Sunday Scaries or you’re just in the mood to crack open a beer and laugh your ass off.

Ali Wong: Baby Cobra

Netflix
Netflix

This queen delivers a hilarious, hour-long special about work, marriage, hoarding, feminism, and more – all while casually being seven months pregnant.

John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

Netflix
Netflix

I’ve watched this three times because I can’t get enough of it. Tons of bizarrely funny pop culture musings, bits whose endings you would never expect, and a nearly-perfect story about how he met Bill Clinton as a child.

Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

Netflix
Netflix

Delivering jokes from unexpected angles, with killer observational humor and a strong comedic voice, this one will not disappoint.

Trevor Noah: African American

Comedy Central
Comedy Central

This special covers incredibly sensitive topics, from Apartheid to Hitler, with a point of view that is both hysterical and thought-provoking.

Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot

Netflix
Netflix

Not my absolute favorite special of all time, but this comedian has some hilariously bits (you know the kind where you go OMG that’s so true!) and she does some amazing character work.

Louis C. K.: Chewed Up

Amazon
Amazon

If you’re jonesing for some old(ish) school Louis C.K., this special from 2008 is the place to go.

Demetri Martin: Live (At The Time)

Netflix
Netflix

If deadpan performances and super dry humor is your thing, watch this immediately.

Chelsea Peretti: One Of The Greats

Netflix
Netflix

For anyone who cannot get enough of the always-funny Gina from Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 

Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive

Netflix
Netflix

Perhaps one of the greatest comedic voices of our generation when it comes to modern love, technology, growing up, and basically just trying to get your shit together.

Kim Quindlen

I'm a staff writer for Thought Catalog. I like comedy and improv. I live in Chicago. My Uber rating is just okay.

Trace the scars life has left you. It will remind you that at one point, you fought for something. You believed.

“You are the only person who gets to decide if you are happy or not—do not put your happiness into the hands of other people. Do not make it contingent on their acceptance of you or their feelings for you. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if someone dislikes you or if someone doesn’t want to be with you. All that matters is that you are happy with the person you are becoming. All that matters is that you like yourself, that you are proud of what you are putting out into the world. You are in charge of your joy, of your worth. You get to be your own validation. Please don’t ever forget that.” — Bianca Sparacino

Excerpted from The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino.

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