We are nearing the end of our Comedy Specials to watch series and now the lists start to heat up with some serious comedic magic. Follow the link at the bottom for last weeks list of goodies to watch.
Comic Hasan Minhaj of “The Daily Show” shares personal stories about racism, immigrant parents, prom night horrors and more in this stand-up special. This one isn’t scared to get into dark territory where a full minute goes by without a joke, but Minaj is such a gifted story teller the performance could have none and still be great.
In a special packed with stealthy humor, Hannibal Buress tackles zipper etiquette, the legacy of steroids and the fallout from his Bill Cosby routine. Hannibal Buress is the platonic ideal of your extremely stoned friend. Oh, and his comedy has earned him death threats.
On this painfully honest but hilarious journey, Birbiglia struggles to find reason in an area where it may be impossible to find: love. Compromises, coming to terms, adolescence and romance all seamlessly wrapped up in a car accident story.
Stand-up comedian and TV star Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”) delivers his sharp-witted take on immigrants, relationships and the food industry. In this special Aziz shows us a new strength, he can comfortably broach serious, depressing issues and cut right to the heart of society’s ills without ever being too harsh.
Scathing and candid, Patton Oswalt reflects on the glut of comic material in the Trump era and the dark days following a personal tragedy. This one is clearly cathartic as Oswalt makes his wife death the focal point of this hour. To watch him wrestle boldly with the emotions of that experience and the aftermath of it, while still finding those pockets of joy and strange humor, is affirming and beautiful