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    Posted on May 19, 2018

    26 Stand-Up Specials On Netflix That'll Make You Laugh

    *adds to My List*

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the funniest stand-up comedy specials on Netflix and holy shit, do they love John Mulaney! Check out the list below for some of their top recommendations.

    Seriously, John Mulaney was mentioned over 100 times!

    1. John Mulaney: New in Town, Kid Gorgeous, and The Comeback Kid

    Netflix

    "You are doing yourself a disservice if you do not watch his comedy. It is the greatest!" —minwps

    "Mulaney has a unique humor that can appeal to mostly everyone without taking low blows at anyone but himself. He tells hilarious stories about his childhood and living in the city while keeping it all relatively clean." —celinaraeroman

    2. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife

    "These specials are gold. They are the most accurate portrayal of womanhood and pregnancy." —abigaeljoyceanderson

    "These made me laugh that laugh where no sound comes out, you can't breathe, and you make a really awful face." —allisonmillerw

    3. Bo Burnham: Make Happy

    Netflix

    "It’s so different from every other stand-up act, incorporating his amazing music and lots of other little details that add so much to the show. Hilarious, deep, genuine and all-around a must-see." —tarav4642f3eb3

    4. Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King

    "It’s funny, it’s poignant, and it’s powerful. It’s a long special, but so worth it." —ldgray

    "I was in stitches the whole time. As the kid of an immigrant, it really resonated with me. It’s hilarious but thoughtful as hell." — kristinw4e387f5ec

    5. Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills, Freezing Hot, and War Paint

    Netflix

    "I could not breathe I was laughing so hard the first time I watched Freezing Hot. To this day it is quoted almost every day within my family." —uselessgryffinclaw

    6. Tom Segura: Disgraceful, Completely Normal, and Mostly Stories

    Netflix / Via bob-belcher.tumblr.com

    "Any of the Tom Segura specials are literally pee-your-pants laughing." —shannanh3

    "Each is as unapologetic as the last. Warning: He is absolutely NOT PC. But his delivery and storytelling is incredible. 13/10 would watch every day." — angelav45d8cf1a3

    7. Donald Glover: Weirdo

    Netflix

    "Donald Glover's standup has infiltrated my daily vernacular and I’m all the better for it." —samanthag19

    "Made me cry of laughter within the first ten minutes." —Niku Radan

    8. Chelsea Peretti: One of the Greats

    Netflix

    "If you like her as Gina on Brooklyn 99, it's basically an hour and a half of her IRL." —tylerw4e3e7d2b3

    "Cracks me up every time I watch it." —silverray111005

    9. Jack Whitehall: At Large

    Netflix / Via pixie-tot.tumblr.com

    "Everything he touches is wonderful!!" —lsanders2016

    10. Dave Chappelle: Equanimity & The Bird Revelation

    Netflix

    "All of the Dave Chappelle's specials — especially, Equanimity and The Bird Revelation. I've been a fan of his for years and these specials reminded me of exactly why I remained a fan through his hiatus." —541056

    11. Chris D'Elia: Man on Fire and Incorrigible

    Netflix / Via itsgeekylife.tumblr.com

    "Not only are his voices, delivery, and jokes funny, but his physical comedy left me cackling for hours. I watched both specials 4 months ago and I still revisit them and quote my favorite lines constantly." —rlr0224

    "Man on Fire is one of the best stand-up specials on Netflix. Feel FREE to @ me" —jamied46345ef77

    12. Kathleen Madigan: Bothering Jesus and Madigan Again

    Netflix

    "I watch these on repeat. She is like everyone’s favorite aunt who loves alcohol and mashed potatoes. Everyone who I’ve shown her stand-up to has started off with little laughs in the beginning to tears of laughter by the end and wanting to have a beer with her. " —silverray111005

    13. Russell Howard: Recalibrate

    Netflix / Via elizabthturner.tumblr.com

    "My friends and I LOVE Russell Howard! We’re constantly quoting his comedy special in our daily conversations." —nicolem4733bfaf4

    "He is a brilliant British comedian. I can’t believe he is not a bigger hit here in the U.S. He just wants people to find joy in the world. You will laugh so hard at the stories he tells about his family." —bakerstgirl

    14. Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark, African American, and You Laugh But It's True

    "Afraid of the Dark was fabulous! " —elenamariaa

    15. Patton Oswalt: Annihilation and Talking for Clapping

    Netflix

    "Annihilation was fantastic. One minute you're laughing, then he's crying and you're crying and the audience is crying and then you're laughing again while somehow STILL crying. It was very emotional." —Liz Dial

    16. Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) and Just Keep Livin'?

    Netflix / Via johnmulaneys.tumblr.com

    "Makes me howl to myself and scare my cats." —clarissar43dceda0d

    17. Mike Birbiglia: Thank God for Jokes, What I Should Have Said Was Nothing, and My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

    Netflix / Via angel-e.tumblr.com

    "My personal favorite is My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend because the stories are so engaging and there are so many quotable lines." —ryans48f03663f

    "Mike Birbiglia makes me gut laugh every time!" —Alexa Brewen

    18. Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers

    Netflix

    "If you want to laugh really hard but feel like you need to pour bleach in your ears and retrieve your soul from the depths of hell— then Anthony Jeselnik is the guy for you." —staceypatonk

    19. Anjelah Johnson: The Homecoming Show and Not Fancy

    Netflix / Via mic.com

    "I watch again and again. Safe for families cause there’s no sexual jokes, just everyday funny stuff!" —desireebrown321

    "She has been so funny for yearssssss. Y’all might recognize her as Bon Qui Qui." —kstroxel713

    20. Hari Kondabolu: Warn Your Relatives

    Netflix / Via craniuum.tumblr.com

    "Hari Kondabolu is hilarious and always cheers me up" —fangirl767

    21. Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher: The Honeymoon Stand Up Special

    Netflix

    "It’s far from wholesome and the truth bombs did me in! Like Ali Wong, Natasha is pregnant during the special. I love that both women remove the ethereal halos from motherhood and approach it with rightful selfishness and self deprecation that growing a human inside you and having it burst out of your vagina deserves." —MadReveries

    22. Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face

    Netflix

    "If you're looking for some cleaner comedy, this had me literally on the floor. Especially if you're from a small town or can laugh at yourself for living in a big city, this guy is an excellent storyteller with his observational humor and impeccable timing." —bethramseya

    23. James Acaster: Repertoire

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    "His special is always smart, often poignant, occasionally silly, and truly funny." —vickitessla

    "This is a four-part series that is all connected. It’s funny enough to re-watch and you pick up on new ways it connects each time." —ekay

    24. Jim Gaffigan: Cinco, Mr. Universe, King Baby, Obsessed, and Beyond the Pale

    Netflix / Via friends.fail

    "All five specials are hilarious and very clean." —ericas4124a339c

    25. Sofía Niño de Rivera: Exposed and Selección Natural

    Netflix / Via sashabraun.tumblr.com

    "They're in Spanish so some jokes don’t translate well, but I found both comedy specials to be great." —selenac4d6fe141e

    "She has two specials, both are hilarious!" —elidaf3

    26. The Standups

    Netflix

    "If you want to see more diverse, lesser-known comics The Standups is a great series with different comics each episode." —Xavier Quach

    Some responses have been lightly edited for length or clarity.

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