We all need a laugh sometimes and when it comes to standup comedy, Netflix has amassed a spectacular library of specials for just about every sense of humor under the sun. We all know the streaming network has been busy buffing up their movies and tv shows in recent years, but Netflix has also become a giant in the world of comedy specials, curating an impressive lineup from the biggest and best names in comedy right now and launching some undersung gems to stardom in the process. While their library of classic standup is a bit slim, if you’re looking for contemporary comedy, they’ve has a veritable goldmine of laughs.
There’s an insane amount of comedy on Netflix and I dare anyone to try to try to watch all of it, but we’ve done a deep dive into the library to discover the most impressive, groundbreaking, and laugh-out-loud hilarious selections in the bunch. From the new names who are changing the game to established industry greats, check out our picks for the best stand up comedy specials on Netflix below.