Getting up and going to school or work every day sounded like such a bad idea. But now that you are staying at home and you have nothing to do, you can’t help but miss that distracting routine. The coronavirus outbreak is always on your mind, and you are glued to the updates to see how the outside world, you once despised, is doing.
During these times, the one thing you need is a break from all the terrible news circulating on social media-a good laughter, a funny yet relatable situation or an alternate reality where everything is fine. So go to your good old friend Netflix because they have the best answer: Stand-up Comedy.
We have compiled a list of 9 hilarious comedy shows that you can laugh at to drown your inner sorrows. So let’s begin.
9. Tiffany Hadish: Black Mitzvah
The energy that Tiffany brings on stage is unmatchable. Her anecdotes of peeing in an Uber and journey to stardom always leave the audiences in fits of laughter. So if you are looking for relatable adulthood instances, tune in now.
8. Michelle Wolf: Joke Show
Do you know what makes jokes ten times funnier? Delivery. And that’s exactly what Michelle Wolf masters in her show. Her smile never fades once, and with a face that can light up a room, she takes jabs at sexism and comments on all-too-relatable self- depreciation.
7. Jim Gaffigan: Cinco
You can never go wrong with this award-winning comedian because his work has been repeatedly appreciated by many critics. This is his fifth special on Netflix, and he discusses the birth of his fifth child along with the dark side of climate change. So tune in to relate to his similar binge-watching issues, and we promise you‘ll love it.
6. Wanda Sykes: Not Normal
Just like the current situation, this stand-up is not normal. The legendary Wanda Sykes presents jokes on multiple issues with a serious undertone, and we just want to bow down to her observational skills. She is a queen of this field, and if you haven’t watched this stand up, you’re missing out on a lot.
5. Todd Glass: Act Happy
What makes this stand up hilarious is the presence of a band on stage. They continue to add to Glass’ jokes and his insight on the details of life leave us cackling. So go for it now if you enjoy music and jokes.
4. Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby
The SNL star and our late-night show host, Seth Meyers brings his witty and quirky self to the small screen with outstanding delivery. If you are not interested in politics, you also have the option of “skip politics”, especially if you are tired of hearing the word that rhymes with “grump”.
3. Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh
Let’s face it, we all thought Sandler was losing his charm over the years. But with this stand-up, he proved once again that he is a legend for a reason. With some of the best lines we have heard in a long time, he leaves the stage with a standing ovation.
2. Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King
Brown kids’ saviour, Hasan Minhaj is one of the best story teller-cum-comedian of this age. From his struggle of dating and adjusting as the first-generation American to his white friends butchering his name, he really has become the ‘King’ on stage.
1. John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City
The memes that this man has produced due to his unique dialogue delivery are innumerable. He talks like an old radio announcer that has been sent to announce the worst news in the most hilarious way possible. Undoubtedly, one of the best comedians of the 21st century, Mulaney’s dark jokes and physical comedy have become the highlights of Netflix.
So get ready for binge-watching in isolation and entertain yourself while you can to get through these times.