Wed. Sep 30th, 2020

Have a laugh: Five top stand-up comics on Netflix

With all that has been going down in the world in recent weeks, there’s no doubt that we need a break and a chuckle or two.

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Take your pick of these five stand-up comedians, you can catch all of them on Netflix with these comedy specials.

Ali Wong’s ‘Hard Knock Wife’

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Many viewers who initially saw the star on the trailer of Always Be My Maybe immediately fell in love with her energy. Her wit was charming in that film so, if that was your bag, don’t hesitate to watch her comedy special, Hard Knock Wife.

Wong changes her tone to paint her stories well. Her logic on changes in her marriage, career and family life on Hard Knock Wife may leave you breathless.

Fun fact: She filmed this special, as well as another show, Baby Cobra, while pregnant.

Dave Chappelle’s ‘Sticks and Stones’

Dave Chappelle is a comedy legend. He became the 22nd recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2019.

Being in stand-up comedy for as long as he has, his work speaks for itself, and Sticks and Stones is one of the best.

What sets Chappelle apart is his style: He is able to split your sides and casually impart knowledge all in one go.

He also has the skill of unapologetically unpacking the hardships African Americans face. He has several specials on Netflix that you can check out.

Wanda Sykes’ ‘Not Normal’

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Wanda Sykes is another familiar funny face. In Not Normal, she cleverly unpacks the horrors of the political climate at the time, shares her views on reality TV and gives us a glimpse of her family life.

The entire special is incredibly engaging and well thought out. Her explanation on her encounter when she introduced Vicks to her French family is absolutely hilarious!

Her smart mouth may leave you stunned but you are also likely to want to hear more.

Michael Che in ‘Michael Che Matters’

Michael’s views aren’t for the fainthearted. The star of Saturday Night Live brings us his thoughts on the #BlackLivesMatter movement, gentrification, having a brother in the police force and even his views on Christianity.

His infectious laid-back energy will keep you enticed, especially when he interacts with the audience members in the front row.

Mo Gilligan in ‘Mo Gilligan: Momentum’

British comedian Mo Gilligan’s career started on social media, and it wasn’t long until his humour was recognised.

The Bafta nominee is currently the host of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan. His high energy and acting skills really pull you into the experience.

In Mo Gilligan: Momentum, you get to dive into his childhood memories and enjoy his take on Rastafarian nursery rhymes.

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