Netflix is known for its amazing original programming. From movies to T.V. shows, almost everything that Netflix has released has been loved by viewers and critics. And though Netflix is known for its scripted programming, they have also released several phenomenal stand-up comedy specials from well-known names in Hollywood. Some of the greatest stand-up specials that Netflix has released have had comedians who have starred in blockbuster movies and T.V. shows. But with Netflix releasing multiple comedy specials every month it can be hard to know which ones you need to watch. Don’t worry about going through them all because we’ve listed the top 5 comedy specials you need to watch!
Best Netflix Comedy Specials #5 – Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
Wanda Sykes is known for her writing, acting, and, of course, her amazing humor. Netflix was a perfect place for Sykes to release her new comedy special Not Normal. In this special, Sykes uses her award-winning humor to provide hilarious commentary on the United States today and how the way everyone is acting is not normal.
Recalling a different time Sykes tries to wake America up to see that we are living in a crazy world right now! So enjoy a fresh take on what’s happening in America with Sykes’ flawless humor.
Best Netflix Comedy Specials #4 – Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho
Ken Jeong has been loved by fans ever since we met him as Leslie Chow in The Hangover trilogy. And since then he has starred in his own comedy show, Dr. Ken, and endless movies to show off his comedy skills. After being in the entertainment world for over ten years. Jeong finally had his first stand-up comedy special.
In his special, You Complete Me, Ho, Jeong shares stories from his beginning days of being a new actor, his decision to leave medicine, and talks about his wife, Tran Ho. Jeong has even said that the whole comedy special is kind of a love letter to his wife and how she is always supportive of him.
Best Netflix Comedy Specials #3 – Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable
Ellen Degeneres is a household name due to her Emmy-winning talk show. And with her focus being on her talk show, Degeneres has not gone on tour or had a comedy special in over 15 years. But Netflix was able to let Degeneres show off her humor that her long-time fans have known and loved.
Degeneres has gone back to her roots in this comedy special even though she is at a much different stage of her life. Throughout the special Degeneres talks about how she is still “relatable” even if she now lives in a mansion. And in the special she talks about her start as a young comic, and about her relationship with her wife, actress Portia de Rossi.
#2 – Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh
Adam Sandler broke into the comedy scene when he started out on Saturday Night Live (SNL) in the 1990s. It was on that show that Sandler was able to hone in on his comedy skills to be able to launch a successful career. After leaving SNL, Sandler starred in hit movies, many of which he even co-wrote.
Now Sandler has taken the stage as a stand-up comic in an unforgettable special everyone will love. In his special, 100% Fresh, Sandler performs comedy songs about his life growing up, his family, and even paid tribute to his good friend Chris Farley. So enjoy comedy in a new way with comedic songs and Sandler singing and playing guitar.
#1 – Ray Romano: Right Here, Around The Corner
It has been over 20 years since America’s funny man, Ray Romano, has released a new comedy special. And with his award-winning work as a T.V. actor in Everybody Loves Ray and Men Of A Certain Age, and his voice acting work in the Ice Age franchise, Romano has been busy focusing on a different area of his career.
Netflix gave him the opportunity to create a stand-up special that literally brought him back to the place he first started performing stand-up. And even though it’s been years since his last comedy special, Romano makes it feel like he never took a break. So laugh your heads off with Romano’s comedy special about his family and everyday life in Right Here Around The Corner.