What Are The Best Netflix Original Stand-Up Specials Right Now? (11th August 2018)

Netflix have many Original stand-up comedy specials available on their streaming service – but how do you know which ones to watch? Well, here are the top 20 Netflix Original stand-up comedy specials (according to our own unique rating system) – why not take a look and let us know which are your favourites?

So, without further ado here are the top 20 Netflix Original stand-up comedy specials as of today (11th August 2018):

1) Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
New on Netflix Rating: 91%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 9m
Genre: Stand-up & Chat Shows, Comedies, Stand-up Comedy, LGBTQ Comedies
Australian comic Hannah Gadsby reshapes standard stand-up by pairing punchlines with personal revelations on gender, sexuality and childhood turmoil.
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2) John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City
New on Netflix Rating: 87.33%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 4m
Genre: Stand-up & Chat Shows, Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
John Mulaney relays stories from his childhood and “SNL,” eviscerates the value of college and laments getting older in this electric comedy special.
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3) Bo Burnham: Make Happy
New on Netflix Rating: 86%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 0m
Genre: Comedies, Stand-up Comedy, Talk Shows & Stand-up Comedy
Combining his trademark wit and self-deprecating humor with original music, Bo Burnham offers up his unique twist on life in this stand-up special.
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4) Bill Burr: I’m Sorry You Feel That Way
New on Netflix Rating: 82%
Year: 2014
Duration: 1hr 20m
Genre: Stand-up Comedy, Comedies
Fresh, unflinching and devastatingly honest, Bill Burr lets loose in this feature length comedy special. Burr shares his essential tips for surviving the zombie apocalypse, exposes how rom-coms ruin great sex and explains how too many childhood hugs may be the ultimate downfall of man.
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5) Patton Oswalt: Annihilation
New on Netflix Rating: 82%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 6m
Genre: Stand-up Comedy & Talk Shows, Comedies, Dark Comedies, Political Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
By turns scathing and candid, Patton Oswalt reflects on the glut of comic material in the Trump era and the dark days following a personal tragedy.
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6) Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
New on Netflix Rating: 80.5%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 12m
Genre: Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy & Talk Shows, Comedies
Comic Hasan Minhaj of ‘The Daily Show’ shares personal stories about racism, immigrant parents, prom night horrors and more in this stand-up special.
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7) John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
New on Netflix Rating: 80.33%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 1m
Genre: Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
Armed with boyish charm and a sharp wit, the former “SNL” writer offers sly takes on marriage, his beef with babies and the time he met Bill Clinton.
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8) Ricky Gervais: Humanity
New on Netflix Rating: 80%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 18m
Genre: Stand-up & Chat Shows, Comedies, Dark Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
In his first special in seven years, Ricky Gervais slings his trademark snark at celebrity, mortality and a society that takes everything personally.
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9) Jim Jefferies : BARE
New on Netflix Rating: 79.67%
Year: 2014
Duration: 1hr 16m
Genre: Stand-up Comedy, Comedies
Australian comic/writer/actor Jim Jefferies (FXX’s ‘Legit’) is renowned around the world for his smart, crude, in-your-face attitude towards sex, drugs, and religion that’s definitely not for the easily offended. From his 2013 tour, this Boston show proves that new fatherhood hasn’t mellowed Jefferies one bit. Nothing is off limits for Jefferies’ sharp, frank humor, whether it’s sex with the mother of his child, auditioning disabled actors, or gun control.
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10) Neal Brennan: 3 Mics
New on Netflix Rating: 79.67%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 5m
Genre: Dark Comedies, Comedies, Stand-up Comedy & Talk Shows
Wicked one-liners and soul-baring confessions converge in this uniquely intimate stand-up special from “Chappelle’s Show” co-creator Neal Brennan.
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11) Judah Friedlander: America Is the Greatest Country in the United States
New on Netflix Rating: 79.5%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 24m
Genre: Stand-up Comedy & Talk Shows, Comedies, Political Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
Deadpan comic and self-proclaimed world champion Judah Friedlander performs over several nights in New York, explaining why America is No. 1.
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12) Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife
New on Netflix Rating: 79%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 4m
Genre: Stand-up & Chat Shows, Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
Two years after the hit “Baby Cobra,” Ali Wong is back with another baby bump — and a torrent of hilarious truths about marriage and motherhood.
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13) Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation
New on Netflix Rating: 79%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1 Season
Genre: TV Programmes, American Programmes, US TV Comedies, Comedy Programmes, Stand-up & Chat Shows, Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
Comedy titan Dave Chappelle caps a wild year with two stand-up specials packed with scorching new material, self-reflection and tough love.
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14) Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life
New on Netflix Rating: 79%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 13m
Genre: Stand-up & Chat Shows, Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
Longtime pals and showbiz icons Steve Martin and Martin Short share countless quips, catchy tunes and hilarious stories about their lives in comedy.
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15) Tom Segura: Mostly Stories
New on Netflix Rating: 78.67%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 13m
Genre: Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
The bearded, bawdy and comically bitter Tom Segura gets real about body piercings, the “Area 51” of men’s bodies, and the lie he told Mike Tyson.
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16) Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
New on Netflix Rating: 78.33%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 0m
Genre: Dark Comedies, Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
Ali Wong’s stand up special delves into her sexual adventures, hoarding, the rocky road to pregnancy, and why feminism is terrible.
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17) Dave Chappelle
New on Netflix Rating: 78.33%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1 Season
Genre: TV Programmes, US TV Programmes, US TV Comedies, TV Comedies, Stand-up Comedy & Talk Shows, Comedies, Dark Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
Comedy icon Dave Chappelle makes his triumphant return to the screen with a pair of blistering, fresh stand-up specials.
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18) Jerry Before Seinfeld
New on Netflix Rating: 78%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 1m
Genre: Stand-up Comedy & Talk Shows, Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
Jerry Seinfeld returns to the club that gave him his start in the 1970s, mixing iconic jokes with stories from his childhood and early days in comedy.
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19) Russell Howard: Recalibrate
New on Netflix Rating: 77.5%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 9m
Genre: Stand-up & Chat Shows, British Comedies, Comedies, Political Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
Self-deprecating comic Russell Howard plows ahead through politics, porn, social media and his own shortcomings. Yet he somehow keeps it positive.
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20) Chris Rock: Tamborine
New on Netflix Rating: 77%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 4m
Genre: Stand-up & Chat Shows, Comedies, Political Comedies, Stand-up Comedy
Chris Rock takes the stage in Brooklyn for a comedy special filled with searing observations on fatherhood, infidelity and American politics.
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