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What to Watch: Netflix Comedy Specials

Published: April 24, 2020

Between Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, we’ve hosted hundreds of comedians on our main stages. Not to mention our Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road shows around the Tampa Bay area!

For many of these comedians, the material you experience live has the opportunity to reach fans all over the world through comedy specials on Netflix. With so many specials available, it can be difficult to decide which one to queue up. We’re here to help though!

After weeks of voting in our Netflix comedy bracket, our Lounge & Laugh Challenge has revealed a winner! See who the top contenders in the challenge were and settle in for a night of comedy with one of our picks.

Laugh and Loung Bracket

1. Dave Chappelle - Sticks & Stones (2019), Equanimity & The Bird Revelation (2017)
Don’t forget to check out Chappelle (2019) and The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Comedy (2020)!

2. Sebastian Maniscalco - Stay Hungry (2019), Why Would You Do That? (2016)
Sebastian’s earliest Netflix special What’s Wrong With People? (2012) is also available!

3. Jerry Seinfeld - Jerry Before Seinfeld (2017)
The hit series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has brand new episodes available only on Netflix. Check out all six seasons and see what other Ruth Eckerd Hall comedians join Jerry along the way!

4. Ken Jeong - You Complete Me. Ho (2019)
Interested in a new comedy show? The hit show Community (2015) is now available and a must watch!

5. Tom Segura - Mostly Stories (2016), Disgraceful (2018)
Can’t get enough of Tom Segura? His brand new special Ball Hog (2020) is now available along with his first Netflix special Completely Normal (2014).

6. Tracy Morgan - Stayin Alive (2017)
Tiffany Haddish and Cedric the Entertainer star alongside Tracy in the hit TV show The Last O.G. (2019)!

7. Whitney Cummings - Can I Touch It? (2019), Money Shot (2010)

8. Marlon Wayans - Woke-ish (2018)

9. Wanda Sykes - Not Normal (2019)

10. Tom Papa - You’re Doing Great (2020), Live from New York City (2011)

11. Trevor Noah - Afraid of The Dark (2017), Son of Patricia (2018)

12. John Mulaney - Kid Gorgeous (2018), The Comeback Kid (2015)
Along with these great specials, don’t miss his first special New In Town (2012) along with his newest comedy series The Sack Lunch Bunch (2019).

13. Denis Leary - No Cure For Cancer (1992)

14. Amy Schumer - The Leather Special (2017), Growing (2019)

15. Bill Burr - Paper Tiger (2019)
Did you know Bill Burr has a total of five different specials? Check out Let It Go (2010), You People Are All The Same (2012), I’m Sorry You Feel That Way (2014) and Walk Your Way Out (2017).

16. Ron White - If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up (2018)

17. Kathleen Madigan - Bothering Jesus (2016)

18. Kevin James - Never Don’t Give Up (2018)
Don’t miss one of Kevin James’ earliest comedy specials Sweat the Small Stuff (2001)!

19. Cedric the Entertainer - Live From The Ville (2016)
The hit comedy special directed by Spike Lee, The Kings of Comedy (2000) is now available along with the special live event Def Comedy Jam 25 (2017)!

20. Brian Regan - Stand-Up and Away (2018)
Check out Brian’s other Netflix special Nunchucks and Flamethrowers (2017)!

21. Lavell Crawford - Can A Brother Get Some Love? (2011)

22. Tiffany Haddish - Black Mitzvah (2019)

23. Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy - We’ve Been Thinking (2016)

24. Patton Oswalt - Annihilation (2017)
As we close out our list, don’t forget to check out Patton’s other special Talking For Clapping (2016)!