Recommend me some stand-up specials

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I believe Netflix (Canadian anyways...) just added Delirious and Raw to it's line up. They're worth a watch at least once a year.?
Mar 10, 2017 8:12 AM
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Look for Chris Porter: Ugly and Angry on Netflix. I've seen it like five times, it's a personal favorite.

Jim Jefferies can be funny. If you enjoy him then you'll need to check out his short lived TV show, which is also on Netflix (Legit).

Most of Carlin's stuff used to be on Netflix but I haven't checked in a while.

As for female comedians, I'd suggest Ali Wong and Chelsea Peretti.
Mar 10, 2017 12:19 PM
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Anything from Doug Stanhope.
Mar 10, 2017 1:49 PM
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Doug Stanhope No Refunds

One of his best. I love this guy.
Mar 10, 2017 4:12 PM
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Last I checked John Mulaney's two specials were on Netflix.

Pete Holmes has a new one on HBO.

And although he doesn't have any TV specials Kumail Nanjiani is worth checking out, even if it's just clips on YouTube.

I read somewhere that this year Netflix is releasing a new comedy special every week so keep an eye out for them.
Mar 10, 2017 4:32 PM
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Jimmy Carr's new one is pretty good.
Mar 10, 2017 4:36 PM
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One of my favorites is Brian Regan. There are lots of videos on YouTube.
Mar 10, 2017 6:18 PM
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Also: Bill Burr
Mar 10, 2017 6:50 PM
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Death ProofAlso: Bill Burr

The gorilla story he told on his most recent special...I've never laughed so hard that my eyes hurt before.
Mar 10, 2017 8:30 PM
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Anything Brian Regan.
Mar 12, 2017 4:32 AM
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Not a 'Special' but here's pure silliness...

Eddie Pepitone on The Todd Glass Show

Both Todd and Eddie are great; I can't vouch for their stand-up comedy though.
Mar 12, 2017 4:42 AM
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The new Dave Chappelles are great, with "episdoe 1" being the newest, I think, and the second has material that I've heard on his tour from about 2014-2015.

Bill Burr's Walk Your Way Out was also pretty great. Jen Kirkman's Just Keep Living is delightfully neurotic. Joe Rogan's Triggered is a step down from his last couple, funny at times but nah, brah.

Chris Tucker's special from 2015, which I just watched, was a big disappointment. It appears to have been severely edited, so I imagine that there were even more dull spots in the performance than made it to the film, but, man, has he lost a lot of his timing and energy. Some good parts here and there, but it begs the inevitable question about Eddie Murphy, and how maybe it's better for guys so far out of the game to stay retired. (btw, Chappelle, at least, never technically retired, playing shows during this hiatus in media releases, and I'm sure that this is why he seems much more relaxed and sharp in his "comeback".)
Apr 2, 2017 10:42 PM
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Death ProofAlso: Bill Burr

Burr is amazing, one of the very few comics that can make laugh consistently
Apr 2, 2017 11:06 PM
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This is one of the funniest standup specials I've seen in recent memory.

It's not the usual special taped in a big auditorium. It's cut together from numerous comedy clubs on one of his tours. So the vibe is definitely different. Plus I've never seen anyone work a crowd like he does. Numerous crowds in this case.
Apr 3, 2017 12:07 AM
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D.H.This is one of the funniest standup specials I've seen in recent memory.

It's not the usual special taped in a big auditorium. It's cut together from numerous comedy clubs on one of his tours. So the vibe is definitely different. ?Plus I've never seen anyone work a crowd like he does. Numerous crowds in this case.

I'll definitely watch that later. I really, really miss Insomniac with Dave Attell. That show was fantastic

He had a more recent show called Dave's Old Porn which was pretty good but it was canceled after only 16 episodes.
Apr 3, 2017 12:20 AM
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I haven't seen anyone recommend Norm MacDonald's "Me Doing Standup," so I'll do so. Possibly the most perfect set I've ever seen from a comedian. Not a breath wasted, yet he never seems to be sticking to a rigid script.
Apr 3, 2017 3:07 AM
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Janson JinnistanThe new Dave Chappelles are great, with "episdoe 1" being the newest, I think, and the second has material that I've heard on his tour from about 2014-2015.

Bill Burr's Walk Your Way Out was also pretty great. ?Jen Kirkman's Just Keep Living is delightfully neurotic. ?Joe Rogan's Triggered is a step down from his last couple, funny at times but nah, brah.

Chris Tucker's special from 2015, which I just watched, was a big disappointment. ?It appears to have been severely edited, so I imagine that there were even more dull spots in the performance than made it to the film, but, man, has he lost a lot of his timing and energy. ?Some good parts here and there, but it begs the inevitable question about Eddie Murphy, and how maybe it's better for guys so far out of the game to stay retired. ?(btw, Chappelle, at least, never technically retired, playing shows during this hiatus in media releases, and I'm sure that this is why he seems much more relaxed and sharp in his "comeback".)

I'll second the Chapelle recommend.
Apr 3, 2017 4:33 AM
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You know, Lux, you should check out that Colin Quinn special on Netflix something called like the New York Story. It's really very funny. What I like about it is that it essentially amounts to a guided tour through ethnic stereotypes, pretty much all of them considering how New York is so cosmopolitan, and although it wears its political incorrectness on its sleeve, it's very difficult to imagine how anyone could possibly be offended by it. This is because Quinn doesn't appear to have an ounce of spite or hate in his bones, and the tone and context of the ethnic humor proves to be disarming. Eventually, he appropriately wraps it all back together by pointing out the common humanity - that we're all equal in having these distinct flavors - and reinforcing the notion that true tolerance comes from color awareness, not from color blindness. In addition to being hilarious, it's a very soothing balm for today's tensions.

So stop complaining.
Apr 21, 2017 4:48 AM
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