When things in the world seem so crazy, it can be hard to find the lighter side. But luckily, you don’t have to do it all yourself. The job of comedians is to find the humor in the things that happen in our lives each day.
Netflix has a huge collection of stand-up comedy specials for you to indulge in. If you are a fan, you have probably seen quite a few of them, but Netflix is always adding to their collection.
We have compiled a list of the ten best new comedy specials available on Netflix, all released within the last 12 months.
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Best of Stand-Up 2020 (2020)
If you want a taster of everything, and all of the highlights and none of the low moments, check out this compilation that mixes the best moments of the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Leslie Jones, Kevin Hart, and Hanna Gadsby in just over one hour.
Ari Eldjarn: Pardon My Icelandic (2020)
Icelandic comedian uses his unique culture to bring new laughs in this English-language comedy special. The Nordic world has never been so hilarious.
Eldjarn has been popular on the Icelandic comedy scene since 2009, but this is his first English language special for an international audience.
Hannah Gadsby: Douglas (2020)
This Australian standup comedian uses trauma for the best comedy purposes. She exploits issues of popularity and identity to squeeze out some serious laughs.
Gadsby broke the market in 2006 after winning a competition for new comedians. She became an international name after the release of the stand-up show Nanette on Netflix in 2018.
Hazel Brugger: Tropical (2020)
Swiss-American comedian Hazel Brugger takes on the same territory as many female comedians, but funny triumphs over dirty in this accessible comedy.
Brugger performs in German, having grown up in Germany, and has been active on the slam poetry scene for ten years, since she was 17. This show is based on her second solo European comedy tour.
Jim Jefferies: Intolerant (2020)
Australia-American Jefferies exploits his own flaws to create irreverent and provocative comedy that pushes the boundaries and often breaks the fourth wall.
Canny viewers might recognize him from the comedy series Legit that featured on FX in 2013-14, and The Jim Jefferies Show, which played on Comedy Central from 2017-2019.
Kevin Hart: Zero F**ks Given (2020)
The latest laughs from prolific standup comedian Kevin Hart. He is confident to take things to an even deeper level as he explores what has gone on in his head during the lockdown.
There are loads of older Kevin Hart specials available on Netflix, and you can expect to see much more of him. Netflix has signed a four-movie deal with Hart ad his production company HartBeat Productions.
Larry The Cable Guy: Remain Seated (2020)
Playing into his classic southern persona, Daniel Lawrence Whitney, better known as Larry the Cable Guy, exploits everything we’ve all suspected about rural America to deliver some serious laughs.
While Larry might not be as well known as some other comedians on this list, he has been around since the 1990s when he appeared on a nationally syndicated radio program. He has released seven comedy albums since 2001.
Rhys Nicholson: Live at the Athenaeum (2020)
Australian comedian Rhys Nicholson uses his wit and unique presentation style to turn the mundane into the hilarious as he pokes fun of those people that we all have in our lives.
Openly gay, Nicholson incorporates this into his shows. So far he has put together eight life solo shows, all of which have enjoyed moderate success, and he’s only 30 years old.
Schulz Saves America (2020)
If you want to look back on the insanity that was 2020, from Coronavirus to the Presidential election, Andrew Schulz takes on all of it in a no holes barred comedy tirade.
Not sure if this guy is worth your time? He was the most-watched comedian on YouTube in both 2018 and 2019.
Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis (2020)
While many of us might scoff at the idea of a quarter-life crisis, everyone will find some nice laughs in this fully packed special.
Tomlinson comes from a devout Christian family, and often uses this to set up her jokes. She built up a following after featuring on the ninth season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2015.
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