Stand-up comedy has long been popular in nightclubs, school functions, coffee shops, and on television. This concept really took off with Netflix, and there are now dozens of comedy specials on Netflix that make audiences laugh out loud.
Not only that, but women have dominated the comedy genre. These ten hilarious female stand-up comedians have Netflix specials that fans of belly laughs should watch right now.
10. Iliza Shlesinger
Irreverent and amusing, Iliza Shlesinger was born in Dallas, Texas, and won NBC’s Last Comic Standing in 2008. She has since released five Netflix comedy specials. The Iliza Schlesinger Sketch Show, a hilarious take on pop culture and social commentary through wacky characters and crazy skits, is also available for streaming.
9. Ali Wong
Ali Wong’s stand-up routine in The Netflix specials Hard Knock Wife and Baby Cobra has received positive reviews. Wong has made a name for herself in the comedy world through her stand-up, acting, and writing. She has written for Fresh Off the Boat and is a regular on the television show American Housewives.
8. Jenny Slate
Jenny Slate has appeared in sitcoms such as Parks and Recreation and House of Lies. She has voiced characters in Zootopia and The Secret Life of Pets, as well as a more serious role in the film Gifted. Slate has also demonstrated her mastery of stand-up comedy with her Netflix special, Stage Fright.
7. Katherine Ryan
Katherine Ryan is a Canadian comedian who currently resides in the United Kingdom with her daughter and partner. She makes fun of her hometown of Sarnia, Ontario, and her daughter’s British accent, which makes her sound like a “tiny inefficient butler.” Ryan’s stand-up specials In Trouble and The Glitter Room have exploded on Netflix in recent years.
6. Wanda Sykes
Wanda Sykes rose to prominence in comedy as a writer on The Chris Rock Show. She has appeared in films and television shows, most recently on ABC’s Black-ish. Sykes was even named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 25 funniest people in America.
5. Nicole Byer
Nicole Byer may be familiar to Netflix viewers as the host of Nailed It. However, comedy fans are more familiar with Byer due to her appearances in the world of comedy. As a guest on podcasts such as Comedy Bang! Bang! and Doughboys, the comedian is a fan favorite. Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo), her stand-up special, premiered in 2021.
4. Ms. Pat
Ms. Pat recommends one of Netflix’s most recent stand-up specials from female comedians. She is a rising star who has appeared in a number of podcasts, including Netflix’s The Degenerates and her own The Ms. Pat Show. Ms. Pat is now available on Netflix in her Netflix special Ms. Pat: Y’all Wanna Hear Something Crazy? It was released in February 2022 and features the entertainer performing for an hour.
3. Leslie Jones
Leslie Jones’s comedy is well-known among viewers. In the mid-2010s, the comedian appeared on Saturday Night Live for several years. She has also appeared in comedies such as Workaholics and blockbusters such as Ghostbusters and Sing. Time Machine, which will be released in early 2020, puts Jones in the spotlight as she speaks about the hilarity that comes with age and retrospection.
2. Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish has been in the comedy business for a long time. She first appeared on shows like That’s So Raven, New Girl, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Haddish was the first Black female stand-up comedian to host a Saturday Night Live episode, and her book, The Last Black Unicorn, was a New York Times best-seller.
1. Hannah Gadsby
Hannah Gadsby is an Australian comedian whose stand-up routines are changing the game. Nanette, Hannah Gadsby’s critically acclaimed stand-up special, brought laughs while addressing her struggles as a queer woman and the deep social injustices against the LGBTQ+ community. Her recent follow-up special, Douglas, continues the conversation about her experiences with misogyny while also poking fun at American culture.