Ready to bust a gut laughing but can’t choose a standup special to watch? Netflix and HBO now have a wide range of new and old comedy specials, but it’s tricky to know where to start. Here are some of the best female standup comics out there. They are killing it with their effortless routines and relatable material, their jokes really speak to their audiences and offer plenty of laughs.
Tig Notaro- Happy to Be Here
In the past, Tig Notaro turned her tragedies upside down and made them humorous but switching up her routine, her Netflix comedy special ‘Happy to be Here’ is far more uplifting. The show isn’t as cynical and angry as her previous work and it’s amazing to see a new quirky side to the comic.
With her adaptable, wry humor, Tig explores the topics of marriage and children. Be prepared to be drawn in by her dry wit and elaborate story telling as you enjoy this hour long special.
Hannah Gatsby- Nanette
When Hannah Gatsby first imagined this special in her mind’s eye, she figured it would be something so filled with anger that it would end her career. She certainly never expected it to be one of her best performances. This Australian comic has a unique brand of self-deprecating humor that one cannot help but fall in love with. With her perfect comedic timing and excellent delivery, it’s easy to understand why Hannah so easily captures the audience’s attention and hearts.
Tiffany Haddish- She Ready! From Hood to Hollywood
Tiffany Haddish is an amazing comic who has been making people laugh since she was in her teens. Her standup special is a long overdue showcase of her amazing talents where she has managed to create a routine that shares her life and struggles in a hilarious way. With pitch perfect punchlines and jokes everyone can completely identify with, this routine is sure to become a modern standup comedy classic. This comedy special is so fun you may even fall out of your seat!
Ali Wong- Baby Cobra
This is probably one of the funniest and honest comedy specials there is. A heavily pregnant Ali Wong throws caution (and political correctness!) to the wind and dives straight into mature topics. The Asian-American comic puts a great spin on everyday relatable topics and gives a hypnotically charismatic performance. Be sure to make time for this special as the punchlines are guaranteed to hit their mark.