Netflix is a joke. No, seriously — they’re hosting a live comedy festival named just that. From April 28 to May 8, Angelenos can attend epic shows with legendary comics like Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer and Pete Davidson taking the stage. The 11 day fest features almost 300 events across the city at locations ranging from Dodger Stadium, the Forum, Crypto.com Arena and the Hollywood Bowl to major theaters and comedy venues. But since not all of us can make it this year, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite and funniest comedy specials that you can stream whenever and wherever on Netflix. So whether it’s in person or from the comfort of your home, expect lots of laughs and plenty of irreverent moments that have SBP written all over them.
David Berg | Jerry Seinfeld, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
My favorite isn’t a comedy special per se, but many of the comedians who will be at the festival have been on it. It’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. It cracks me up everytime and I love hearing the behind the scenes info.
It’s Jo Koy for me. I’ve seen him live two times in the past two years. He’s amazing, super funny and really knows the culture he represents: Filipinos. His sold-out shows are packed and his upcoming big-screen movie and tv shows are due to his success with his Netflix specials.
Bobby Neely | Chappelle’s Home Team, Earthquake: Legendary
Earthquake (as Dave Chapelle explains when he presents him) is a force of nature…hence the name. Warning: once he starts, you have to keep up because he goes and doesn’t wait for you. There is a moment in the special where I found myself laughing for five straight minutes. Also, being from Atlanta, I remember growing up in the 90s and going to a comedy club that he owned.
Rising stars take the stage! I love watching up-and-coming comedians because their sets always feel more fresh and less polished, which I enjoy. This special by Tiffany Haddish didn’t disappoint. Laughs for days!