What Are The Best Netflix Original Stand-Up Specials Right Now? (20th August 2019)

Netflix has 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 (20th August 2019):

1) Hannah Gadsby: Nanette
New on Netflix Rating: 89.33%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 9m
Genre: Stand-up Comedy, Comedies, 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) Bo Burnham: Make Happy
New on Netflix Rating: 88.5%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 0m
Genre: Stand-up Comedy, Comedies
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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3) John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City
New on Netflix Rating: 87%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 4m
Genre: Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies
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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4) Bill Burr: I’m Sorry You Feel That Way
New on Netflix Rating: 86.75%
Year: 2014
Duration: 1hr 20m
Genre: Stand-up Rant Comedy, Politically Incorrect Stand-up Comedy, Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies, Dark 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) John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
New on Netflix Rating: 85.75%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 1m
Genre: Stand-up Rant Comedy, Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies
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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6) Neal Brennan: 3 Mics
New on Netflix Rating: 85%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 5m
Genre: Politically Incorrect Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies, Dark Comedies
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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7) Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
New on Netflix Rating: 83.5%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 0m
Genre: Politically Incorrect Stand-up Comedy, Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies
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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8) Tom Segura: Disgraceful
New on Netflix Rating: 82%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 11m
Genre: Stand-up Comedy, Comedies
Tom Segura gives voice to the sordid thoughts you’d never say out loud, with blunt musings on porn, parking lot power struggles, parenthood and more.
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9) Aziz Ansari: RIGHT NOW
New on Netflix Rating: 81.33%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 5m
Genre: Politically Incorrect Stand-up Comedy, Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies, Dark Comedies
In a comedy special directed by Spike Jonze, Aziz Ansari shares deep personal insights and hilarious takes on wokeness, family and the social climate.
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10) Patton Oswalt: Annihilation
New on Netflix Rating: 81.33%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 6m
Genre: Stand-up Comedy, Comedies, Political Comedies, Dark Comedies
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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11) Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife
New on Netflix Rating: 81%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 4m
Genre: Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies
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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12) Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive
New on Netflix Rating: 81%
Year: 2013
Duration: 1hr 19m
Genre: Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies, Dark Comedies
Standup comedian Aziz Ansari (‘Parks and Recreation’) headlines his third standup special, where he shares his uniquely hilarious perspective on fears of adulthood, babies, marriage, and more. Ansari’s look at life on the cusp of 30 years old is smart, unfiltered, and hysterical.
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13) Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
New on Netflix Rating: 80.33%
Year: 2019
Duration: 1hr 6m
Genre: Politically Incorrect Stand-up Comedy, Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies, Political Comedies, LGBTQ Comedies
Wanda Sykes tackles politics, reality TV, racism and the secret she’d take to the grave in this rollicking, no-holds-barred stand-up special.
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14) Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
New on Netflix Rating: 80%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 12m
Genre: Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, 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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15) Judah Friedlander: America Is the Greatest Country in the United States
New on Netflix Rating: 79.5%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 24m
Genre: Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies, Political Comedies
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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16) ADAM SANDLER 100% FRESH
New on Netflix Rating: 79.33%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 13m
Genre: Stand-up Comedy, Comedies
From “Heroes” to “Ice Cream Ladies” — Adam Sandler’s comedy special hits you with new songs and jokes in an unexpected, groundbreaking way.
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17) Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust
New on Netflix Rating: 79.33%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 11m
Genre: Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies, Political Comedies, Dark Comedies
In her first comedy special post-health scare, Sarah Silverman shares a mix of fun facts, sad truths and yeah-she-just-went-there moments.
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18) Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation
New on Netflix Rating: 79%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1 Season
Genre: Politically Incorrect Stand-up Comedy, Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedy Programmes, American Programmes, Comedies
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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19) Jim Jefferies : BARE
New on Netflix Rating: 79%
Year: 2014
Duration: 1hr 16m
Genre: Stand-up Rant Comedy, Politically Incorrect Stand-up Comedy, Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies, Dark Comedies
Nothing is sacred in this show from Australian comic Jim Jefferies, whether it’s the mother of his child, auditioning disabled actors, or gun control.
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20) Oh, Hello On Broadway
New on Netflix Rating: 79%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 42m
Genre: Irreverent Stand-up Comedy, Stand-up Comedy, Comedies
Two delusional geriatrics reveal curious pasts, share a love of tuna and welcome a surprise guest in this filming of the popular Broadway comedy show.
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And the runners up…: Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (2018)Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes (2017)Gabriel lglesias: I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry (2016)Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers (2015)Tom Segura: Mostly Stories (2016)Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (2019)Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats (2014)Jim Jefferies: Freedumb (2016)Russell Howard: Recalibrate (2017)

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