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Netflix Picks - Stand up comedy


Netflix is home to some of the best and most-diverse stand-up specials – here we run the rule over some of these Netflix originals that really grabbed our attention.

All are available at netflix.com


Doug Benson – Doug Dynasty

The current king of stoner comedy and rising podcast star (also check out Getting Doug With High) showcases his laconic stand-up style.



Chelsea Handler : Uganda Be Kidding Me

The chat show firebrand proves she’s not just funny behind a desk or in front of a studio audience, but on a live stage as well.



Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive

Hugely likeable star simply oozes charisma in this special (not to mention everything else he touches).



Jim Jefferies : BARE

Easily offended? Run for your life. Well, watch something else. Jefferies is sensational at what he does, as he goes through – rather than close to – the bone.



Chelsea Peretti – One of the Greats

Peretti is a joy in the award-winning Brooklyn Nine Nine, and is just as entertaining as a stand-up (and check out her sweet motorbike skills).



Craig Ferguson – I’m Here to Help

People forget that Ferguson’s roots are in live comedy, long before the Scot became one of the kingpins of the US chat show scene.




This Harvard student dropped a rap album as his final dissertation

Now I feel like a mug for writing a 20,000-word essay

by Gary Ogden
22 May 2017

UK music festivals are going to start testing your drugs for purity

It has the potential to save lives

by Gary Ogden
22 May 2017

Anthony Joshua wants to fight on the Mayweather-McGregor undercard

The big showdown just got bigger

by Dave Fawbert
22 May 2017

We met the stars of 'Charlie bit my finger' 10 years on

What is it like to know you've peaked as a human before you're even out of nappies?

by Sam Musguin-Rowe
22 May 2017

"I won": Why Face Off is Breaking Bad’s greatest episode

It's over. Stop making television. This is it

by Ralph Jones
22 May 2017

Power and Pain: The incredible loneliness of being superhumanly strong

What drives a person to gain super strength? We travel with strongman Laurence Shahlaei to find out...

by Matt Blake
19 May 2017

The 7 most important UK festival sets of the millennium

The musical moments in a field that changed everything

by David Hillier
19 May 2017

Harry Styles’ Carpool Karaoke with James Corden is an utter joy

He's joined the likes of Elton John and Adele in appearing on it alone

by Joe Ellison
19 May 2017

'Master of None' season two is a masterpiece of modern masculinity

Right now, there is no better show out there about being a man in 2017

by Dan Dalton
19 May 2017

These modern albums redesigned with retro covers are glorious

We wish these were the real thing

by Dave Fawbert
19 May 2017