Must watch Netflix stand up!

Updated: Jun 10, 2020

With a lot more time on our hands than ever before it's no wonder that Netflix has grown by more than 16 million users since lock down began!

The choice on Netflix, although very user friendly thanks to its algorithm generated recommendations, can sometimes be a little daunting especially when you consider that it would take over 4 years to watch all 2.2 million minutes’ worth of content on there! But in all honesty not every minute of it is great content so to help filter through some of the more boring bits we've compiled a list of what we believe to be the very best stand up available on Netflix.

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James Acaster: Repertoire

Although appearing on Netflix in 2018 James Acaster's Repertoire details years of his material as he works his way into becoming a household name. This brilliant stand up special has 4 50 minute stand up shows that are ingeniously interwoven and throws out all assumptions you thought you had on how a stand-up comedy show should operate.

James covers all things from his love of loopholes, his fool proof honey racket to British museums and his ground-breaking bread research. Everything you could expect from James's style of quirky comedy and more are in these specials.

We think this is the closest you will get to the Edinburgh Fringe from the comfort of your own home.

Watch the trailer for a sneak peek here.

Nate Bargatze: The Tennessee Kid

Although not a huge name in the UK (yet) Nate Bargatze is without a doubt 1 of our favourite comedians, his dry and low energy humour cuts deep to issues that are so relatable yet seem so obscure.

If you’re 1 of those people who routinely say they don't like American comics then Nate may well be the exception to the rule that helps you discover a whole new world of comedy legends.

If you're a Netflix nerd you may recognise Nate from Netflix's 2017 6 part series "The Stand Ups" which includes some of his earlier work from his other stand up shows "Full Time Magic" and "Yelled At By A Clown" although neither are available on Netflix they are our favourite American stand up shows to date!

Watch the video below to see him in action.

Kevin Hart

Hailed by many as the king of comedy you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to Kevin Hart on Netflix. With 6 stand up specials (I'm A Grown Little Man -2009, Seriously Funny - 2010, Laugh At My Pain - 2011, Let Me Explain - 2013, What Now? -2016, Irresponsible - 2019), a documentary on his life (Don't F**k This Up - 2019) and countless films starring the man himself it's easy to see why he's as popular as he is and how he's amassed over a $200 million fortune from comedy.

Katherine Ryan: In Trouble

Katherine Ryan has shot to stardom over the last view years and although having 2 Netflix specials available to choose from we personally believe her first 2017 special "In Trouble" to be the most enjoyable.

Filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo Canadian born Katherine's dark style of humour shows she is a master of joke writing as she kinds the funny in some unconventional topics and that is very apparent in this special. She talks all things from dating younger men, life in the hometown of Sarnia she hates and the time she enraged an entire nation.

See the trailer for In Trouble below.

Daniel Sloss: Live Shows

Speaking of dark humour, stand-up comedy doesn't come more dark than that of Daniel Sloss.

Daniel started comedy when he was just 16 after his mother met Frankie Boyle and told him of her son, Frankie kindly offered to take Daniel under his wing and allowed him to submit some jokes for him on his Mock The Week appearances. This was his first break and he credits Frankie Boyle for his initial success.

In this 2-part special filmed in 2018 Daniel covers incredibly dark topics from the deeply personal to the truly irrelevant.

Bert Kreischer: The Machine

Another amazing comic from across the pond reminds me of an American Greg Davies.

In 1997 he was featured in an article in Rolling Stone magazine whilst attending Florida State University. The magazine named Kreischer "the top partyer at the Number One Party School in the country." This shot Bert to fame with the article also serving as inspiration for the 2002 film National Lampoons Van Wilder.

Bert has amassed a huge wealth of stories and laugh-out-loud tales including a run-in with a grizzly bear and most famously becoming involved with the Russian mafia.

Berts love of comedy is so clear and contagious you can't help but smile watching him perform.

Michelle Wolf: Joke Show

Live from New York Michelle Wolf has wrote a near perfect stand up hour with her 2019 Netflix special "Joke Show". Michelle takes on outrage culture, childbirth, massages and of course Otters.

A firm favourite of Jimmy Carr's you may have seen her before as she has appeared on "Cats does Countdown" and her 2016 performance on "Live at the Apollo" (watch it below), it's fair to say Michelle is a comedian that comedians love to watch as well as a growing impressive fan base I won't be surprised if we start seeing a lot more of Michelle on our screens in the UK.

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