14 Comedy Specials To Stream Right Now


We're going to watch at least three of these on Sunday

Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive

Aziz Ansari's Netflix comedy special is best-known for throwing cold water on the institution of marriage -- "an insane proposal!" -- and signals a departure from the "Parks and Recreation" star's previous stand-up, which often focused on hanging out with rappers and feeling out-of-place with famous people.
Available on Netflix

Eddie Murphy: Delirious

New to Netflix on May 15, Eddie Murphy's "Delirious" was released in 1983. He uses the word "fuck" 230 times and "shit" 171 times, which helps to make it his raciest and most controversial performance.
Available on Netflix

Marc Maron: Thinky Pain

Marc Maron's 2013 special is an intimate look at the prolific comedian who gets honest about his private life. Maron's Netflix original was filmed in front of 240 people and showcases his most personal anecdotes about Chinese food and raunchy hotel room stories.
Available on Netflix

Ron White: A Little Unprofessional

The former "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" comic called the special his "strongest, longest and cheapest" show. Filmed at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, "A Little Unprofessional" was White's first foray into direct-to-fan distribution and was greeted with major ups when it debuted in 2012.
Available on Netflix and Amazon

Aisha Tyler Is Lit: Live At The Fillmore

"Aisha Tyler Is Lit" is worth watching just for the intro's faux music video. Combined with Tyler's fangirl moments and stories of bikini waxing, her Fillmore show is smart and unapologetic.
Available on Netflix and Amazon

Louis C.K.: Live At The Beacon Theater

Louis C.K. changed the game for stand-up comedians when he released "Live At The Beacon" direct-to-fans for $5 in 2011. It's still one of the greatest sets for comedy nerds and holds now-classic jokes about fatherhood.
Available on Netflix and YouTube

Sherri Shepherd: It's My Time To Talk

Sherri Shepherd is fearless and in her hour-long feature she poo-poos aging, her "Dancing With The Stars" season and what it's really like to be at the center of all that "The View" madness.
Available on Netflix and Epix

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

As part of his "Let Me Explain" world tour, Kevin Hart stopped by New York for a sold out gig at Madison Square Garden. The film shows some of the best bits from the tour, his journey to getting on the actual MSG stage and a lot of pointless fire.
Available on Netflix and YouTube

Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe

Jim Gaffigan's 75-minute special features that classic McDonald's bit (above) and an unmissable monologue about overweight whales. Oh, and the accompanying audio album won a Grammy.
Available on Netflix and Amazon

Women Who Kill

Amy Schumer, Rachel Feinstein, Nikki Glaser and Marina Franklin team up in New York for one night of stand-up based on sex, drugs and horror movies.
Available on Netflix and Amazon

Margaret Cho: Beautiful

Don't let society define beauty for you. Instead, let Margaret Cho walk you through finding inner beauty and your g-spot. It's so much better.
Available on Netflix

The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubadour

"The Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubadour" was released in 2006, but Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn, Zach Galifianakis and Patton Oswalt's sets in this special are some of the greatest from the Comedians of Comedy tour. David Cross, Sarah Silverman, Blaine Capatch, Jon Benjamin, Jasper Redd, Andy Kindler, Morgan Murphy, Bob Odenkirk, Doug Benson, Dana Gould and Eugene Mirman (seriously, all these heavyweights) also appear in the two-hour special.
Available on Amazon

John Mulaney: New in Town

Watching "SNL" alum John Mulaney's stand-up special is the perfect way to prepare for his new show, "Mulaney," which will debut in the fall on Fox. "New In Town" was produced by Comedy Central and highlights his comedic timing and relatable demeanor.
Available on Netflix and Amazon.

Earthquake Presents: From The Outhouse to the White House

Five black comedians -- Sheryl Underwood, Joe Clair, Don DC Curry, Dominique and Dez White -- performed sets on America's first black president the weekend of Obama's inauguration. Released in 2009, it's still spot-on and is a hilarious representation of our country at that time.
Available on Netflix

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