After years and years of neglect, stand-up comedy has made a resurgence in recent years. Now, Netflix’s stand-up category has hundreds of titles. Even for newbies to the stand-up comedy, there are a plethora of must-see specials to choose from. So, here are some Netflix stand-up specials recommendations, of course, they are all outstanding and deserving of your time and laughter.
Hasan Minhaj, Homecoming King
The Daily Show’s Hasan Minhaj weaves a complex and humorous tale of his life as the son of Indian-American immigrants in his Netflix stand-up special, Homecoming King. That means there will be lots of amusing cultural learning curves. Minhaj describes how his father took him to Home Depot for his birthday instead of Toys-R-Us, and how he struggled to fit in with a “bunch of Ryan Lochte’s” in school, but what makes this show special is how Minhaj is fully honest about the challenges of being brown in America without ranting about Muslim bans, Trump’s presidency, and other issues.
Chris Rock: Tamborine
Before Tamborine, we hadn’t heard from Chris Rock in a long time. In this special, Chris’ intonation and even joking style in the real world is not much different from his character in the animated film. Although at the beginning he talked about personal things such as relationships, Tamborine talked more about political issues in America, such as shootings at schools to Trump’s leadership. Even though his language style is straightforward and his stand-up comedy material is everywhere, Chris Rock is also good at assembling it into one complete premise until the end.
Steve Martin & Martin Short
Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for The Rest of Your Life is one of the most complete stand-up comedy shows that you really must watch. Not only telling funny stories, but this comedian duo also presents dances and songs in the style of musicals. The chemistry between Steve Martin, the actor who is famous for the Pink Panther character, and Martin Short who is no less funny will keep you entertained from beginning to end even though the premise is only reproach between friends. Steve and Martin, first met in the 1980s while filming production for the film The Three Amigos. Since then the duet of the two is sure to make a lot of difference.
Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho
A cinephile or movie lover must be familiar with this actor. Even though he is often portrayed as a sidekick;’the most famous in Hangover’.Ken’s appearance must be very memorable in each film. And thanks to his totality in playing the characters. It turns out that he is also good at the open mic. Most of his stand-up comedy material comes from his personal anxiety. From domestic life to the stereotypes he has to deal with; as an Asian in America, everything is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.
Kevin Hart: Zero F**ks Given
Kevin Hart is one of the stand-up comedians whose performances comedy fans always look forward to. Regardless of the case that happened to him; Kevin is a genius comedian who knows how to monetize himself, even in the worst phase of his life. The stand-up comedy material that he brings is also usually centered on his family. Kevin brings a fairly up-to-date story, he opened the mic with a different format. With only dozens of spectators, he stands up in his own house, in his pajamas, it literally feels like home. With that homey atmosphere, Kevin looks super comfortable compared to other shows. Practically, this is the funniest stand-up comedy that you must watch.
So, those were the recommendations for the funniest stand-up comedy that you can watch on Netflix. Which one is your favorite?