Last Updated: May 25th
In January, Netflix announced premiere dates for four new stand-up specials from nationally and internationally renowned comedians that would air exclusively on the streaming service. From the hugely popular Hannibal Buress to the wildly sardonic Jimmy Carr, these new feature-length bouts of stand up comedy just keep coming — gifting the platform’s subscribers with more viable stand up specials to choose from. Yet these are by no means the first exclusive Netflix comedy specials to show on the streaming service, nor are they the only kinds of stand-up one can find.
The past few years have seen a rigorous expansion of comedy programming on streaming services of all shapes and sizes, but standup comedy is definitely getting its due after years of neglect. Hence why there are over 160 titles in Netflix’s stand-up category (as of this writing). And while that seems like a lot, this total is constantly climbing with new licensing deals and private offerings being added on a regular basis. Even for budding comedy fans, there’s a lot of must see comedy specials to choose from.
To get acquainted with the burgeoning mix that Netflix includes with its streaming subscription, check out the 15 best stand-up specials on Netflix currently available for streaming. These 15 titles aren’t listed in any particular order according to funniest stand-up, quality, duration, content or age. Rather, they’re meant to provide you with an adequate, inclusive representation of the good comedy specials listed among the other 148 titles mentioned under “Stand-up Comedy.” But yeah, they’re all really good and deserve enough of your time.