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Alexis de Anda: Mea Culpa (Netflix)
As Netflix continues to expand globally, original programming aimed at international, non-English speaking audiences continues to flourish. Hence Alexis de Anda: Mea Culpa, a new stand-up comedy special from the acclaimed Mexican comic. With past appearances on Comedy Central Presents, Drunk History and at least one televised roast under her belt in the past decade alone, De Anda has quickly risen in the ranks of Spanish-language comedians. In her first Netflix special, she “bares her soul about weddings, exercise, sex, gynecologists, drugs and much more” during what amounts to a solid hour of great comedy.