Recommending a comedy special is like encouraging someone to eat an oyster: there’s a chance the recipient will thank you and there’s a chance they’ll spit it into your lap.
Stand-up comedy specials are one of Netflix’s many pleasures. And here’s a list of five of the best we’ve been bingeing on this Summer.
They are relatable, easy-to-watch and at times, so laugh-out-loud funny you’ll wake up the neighbours.
Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
Ali Wong is the comedic tour de force you’ll be fan-girling over for months to come. Baby Cobra is sharp, relatable and guaranteed to have you texting out a recommendation before it’s over.
Wong tackles big issues with bitingly sharp answers. You’ll finish the episode feeling empowered, switched-on and googling for more.
Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry
Gabriel Iglesias or “Fluffy” has a gift for storytelling. He takes his audiences through every imaginable scenario and plays every imaginable character.
Fluffy takes digs at his family, his culture but mostly himself. You’ll leave each comedy special feeling like you’ve not just laughed yourself silly but learned something too.
There are a few of his shows on Netflix that demonstrate how he connects, understands and shapes his shows to play his audience. This is the newest.