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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.




Gregory Porter on why Russian gangsters love his music

The smooth jazzman has (scary) friends in high places

by Alex Christian
26 Oct 2016

Ballon d’Or: Who’s a fraud and who's not

We weigh up the merits of the 30 footballers recently deemed the planet's best

26 Oct 2016

Ice Cube to appear in contemporary Disney adaptation of Oliver Twist

Hear that? It's the sound of Charles Dickens spinning furiously in his grave

by David Cornish
26 Oct 2016

Do women really find short men unattractive?

Is it all in your head or is there truth to the stereotype?

by Sam Diss
25 Oct 2016

The Walking Dead is back and shit just hit the fan

Spoiler alert: who Negan killed is revealed

by Jamie Carson
24 Oct 2016

Deadpool director quits over 'creative differences' with Ryan Reynolds

Has the 'merc with the mouth' just mouthed off one too many times?

by Tom Fordy
24 Oct 2016

This beloved Game of Thrones character makes a return in season 7

He's not been seen for ages, but he's making a welcome return

by David Cornish
24 Oct 2016

Kanye discusses Paris robbery for the first time and calls out Jay-Z

Yeezy slates Jay from the stage

21 Oct 2016

Everything you can expect from Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror

What you need to know for Season 3

21 Oct 2016

A forensic analysis of Liam and Noel Gallagher’s ongoing feud

A timeline of the best brotherly insults of all time

by Jamie Carson
21 Oct 2016