Daily laughter is important for everyone to have, especially in these stressful and uncertain times where its often hard to stay positive. Laughing regularly is known to have many benefits on both our physical and mental health. According to the Mayo Clinic, some short-term effects of laughter include stimulating organs, activating and relieving your stress response, and soothing tension. Long term effects include improving your immune system, reducing pain, increasing personal satisfaction and improving your mood overall. 

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Along with their large selection of comedy TV shows and movies, Netflix also has a wide variety of stand-up comedy specials available to choose from. Even if you’re just a budding comedy fan or whether you have a specific favourite type of comedy, you’re bound to find something you’ll love and be able to laugh out loud to. Choose from categories like goofy comedy, skit comedy, dark comedy or much more from a wide selection of new and seasoned comedians.

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In no particular order, here is a list of 25 great stand-up comedy specials available for you to check out on Netflix now:

  • Dave Chapelle: Sticks and Stones (2019)
  • John Mulaney: New in Town (2012)
  • Ellen Degeneres: Relatable (2018)
  • Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018)
  • Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (2018)
  • Donald Glover: Weirdo (2012)
  • Ali Wong: Baby Cobra (2016)
  • Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (2018)
  • The Comedy Lineup: Part 1 (2018)
  • Chris D’Elia: Man On Fire (2017)
  • Bill Burr: Paper Tiger (2019)
  • Tig Notaro: Happy to Be Here (2018) 
  • Tom Segura: Disgraceful (2018)
  • Kevin Hart: Irresponsible (2019)
  • Steve Martin & Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for The Rest of Your Life (2018)
  • Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias: One Show Fits All (2019)
  • Chelsea Peretti: One of The Greats (2014)
  • Jenny Slate: Stage Fright (2019)
  • Pete Davidson: Alive From New York (2020)
  • Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (2017)
  • Michelle Wolf: Joke Show (2019)
  • Jack Whitehall: At Large (2017)
  • Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (2019)
  • Bob Burnham: Make Happy (2016
  • Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial (2018)

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This list only scratches the surface of the stand-up comedy specials available on the streaming platform to enjoy at any time. Many of the comedians listed above also have other stand-up specials and comedy works available for you to watch on the platform or elsewhere. Make sure to check them out and bring some well-deserved laughter into your days. 

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