The 10 Funniest Stand-Up Shows On Netflix

Masters at work, live in your living room

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Netflix has so much good TV to catch up on these days that it’s easy to overlook just how good their stand-up back catalogue is.

See these ten comedians as nature intended – on stage, waxing lyrical and free to ridicule anyone brave enough to lash out in the front row seats.   

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1 | Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening

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Aziz Ansari's (Parks and Recreation’s Tom Haverford) smooth deliberations on modern life and growing up in South Carolina are made all the more enjoyable by his likeable swagger and faultless timing.

2 | Zack Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion 

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Galifianakis brings his wild ramblings to the unsuspecting folk of San Francisco. If you only know him from his acting roles (Hangover, The Campaign, Birdman) then the originality of his stand-up style will be a refreshing change of pace.
 

3 | Nick Offerman: American Ham 

Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation’s gun-loving, government-hating, man of men takes his considerable talents to the stage. Expect a mix of anecdotes, music and carpentry.


4 | Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theatre 

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Simply put, this is Louis C.K. at the peak of his prodigious powers. His warped take on parenting is worryingly convincing.


5 | Bill Burr: I’m Sorry You Feel That Way 

Cynicism has never been so energetically packaged. Burr’s feature length Netflix special takes on race, relationships and the gender divide with an angry verbal relish that leaves the audience in relentless giggles.

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6 | Jim Jefferies: BARE 

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Australian Jim Jefferies takes on a Boston audience with his laid-back rhetoric in a full length feature you don’t want to miss.


7 | Eddie Murphy: Delirious 

A young, fresh-faced and heavily-leathered Eddie Murphy emerged as a major comic force with this 1983 performance aged just 22 - raw energy, perfect timing and crafted jokes that still hit the mark today.
 

8 | Bo Burnham: What 

This extravaganza of light, sound and silliness is more concert than stand-up. It’s a disturbing look into the surreal world of Bo Burnham, a man trapped in a Monty Python comic. Well worth it for the music alone, this guy is a serious talent.
 

9 | John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show 

A stand-up series rather than a show, Oliver introduces dozens of talented comics in a quick-fire format. With 3 seasons available, it’s well worth the binge.


10 | Marc Maron: Thinky Pain 

His gently simmering style and frank observations make Marc Maron perfectly at home in front of a live audience. He gets extra-personal in this full length special, taking a confessional look at his own life as an old pro.

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