Best Stand-Up Comedy on Netflix in 2023 (September Update)

September 9, 2023
Ricky Valero 0
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We discuss the Best and Highest Rated Stand-Up Comedy on Netflix in 2023. Keep this list and add these stand-ups to your watch list.

It was November 1, 2013, when Netflix entered the Netflix stand-up comedy scene with Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive. Since then, Netflix has produced and released over 300 stand-up specials from the greats like Dave Chappelle, Bill Burr, and Chris Rock. It’s also introduced the world to many newer generations of comics like Taylor Tomlinson and Sam Morril. In 2022, the streaming giant released 66 different stand-up specials and continues to be a massive reason why stand-up thrives worldwide. Throughout 2023, I will rank every Netflix Stand-Up comedy special based on my opinion. 

We will be updating this list every two months.

Last Update: September 9th, 2023

Best and Highest Rated Stand-Up Comedy on Netflix in 2023

16. Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger (2023)

I said about the stand-up special, Andrew Santino: Cheeseburger is a disastrously cooked meal that I wanted to send back to the chef.

Official Premise: No topic is safe in this unfiltered stand-up set from Andrew Santino, as he skewers everything from global warming to sex injuries to politics

Comedian: Andrew Santino

My Rating: 1/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 81%

15. Mae Martin: SAP (2023)

Mae Martin: SAP struggles to land most of the jokes as they could’ve trimmed the fat off some of the stories.

Official Premise: Mae Martin: SAP is about Martin talking about how the world has gone off the rails. Also, they discuss mythical encounters with a mouse and the gender spectrum in the story “Beauty and the Beast.”

Comedian: Mae Martin

My Rating: 2.5/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 58%

14. Leanne Morgan: I’m Every Woman (2023)

Leanne Morgan: I’m Every Woman is far from the best special you will see this year, but it’s one that I could see becoming a comfort watch when I need a laugh.

Official Premise: Leanne Morgan: I’m Every Woman is a stand-up comedy special where Leanne tackles jokes about her life as a wife, her love of Jell-O salad, and her three kids.

Comedian: Leanne Morgan

My Rating: 3/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 88%

13. Hannah Gadsby: Something Special (2023)

Hannah Gadsby’s latest special has not a single rating from audience members on Rotten Tomatoes. I said about the special, Hannah Gadsby: Something Special spices things up on the stage with some fresh new material that will have you laughing.

Official Premise: Gadsby talks about their 2021 wedding to producer Jenney Shamash and some traumatic encounters.

Comedian: Hannah Gadsby

My Rating: 3/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 0%

12. Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer (2023)

Wanda Sykes: I’m An Entertainer is far from perfect, but when Sykes hits her stride, very few are better.

Official Premise: The comic shares details about her life, from the challenges of raising Gen Z teens to the dilemmas of being a liberal in a charged political climate.

Comedian: Wanda Sykes

My Rating: 3/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 61%

11. Amy Schumer: Emergency Contact (2023)

A shock to no one, Amy Schumer puts out a brand new special, and audiences rush to the sites to review bomb it. While Emergency Contact is far from perfect, Schumer’s fresh material after having a baby is entertaining enough to warrant a watch. 

Official Premise: In her new comedy special, Emergency Contact, Amy Schumer once again talks about her life in an uncensored and hilarious way.

Comedian: Amy Schumer

My Rating: 3.5/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 22%

10. Sommore: Queen Chandelier (2023)

If you want to laugh for an hour straight, Sommore: Queen Chandelier delivers that and more. I hadn’t laughed that hard throughout an entire special in a while. 

Official Premise: Sommore brings an entertaining, fresh, and unique perspective to her comedy by using her hilarious wit, exceptional intelligence, and style that is truly her own. 

Comedian: Sommore

My Rating: 3.5/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 100%

9. Celeste Barber: Fine, thanks (2023)

Celeste Barber: Fine, thanks showcases Celeste’s ability to structure the perfect special that strings you along from start to finish.

Official Premise: Celeste Barber: Fine, thanks is a stand-up special where Barber gets personal in public about being married, mental health, and celebrity-branded sex toys.

Comedian: Celeste Barber

My Rating: 4/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 45%8

8. Jim Jefferies: High n’ Dry (2023)

I said about the stand-up special, Jim Jefferies: High n’ Dry, is a brilliantly written comedy special that shows Jefferies is still at the top of his game.

Official Premise: Jim Jefferies is back, and no topic is off-limits. The comedian muses on stoned koalas, his dad’s vasectomy confusion, choosing between his hair and his sex drive, and more.

Comedian: Jim Jefferies

My Rating: 4/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 59%

7. Mo’Nique: My Name is Mo’Nique (2023)

My Name is Mo’Nique is further proof that Mo’Nique cemented herself as one of the queens of comedy with a knockout special for the ages. 

Official Premise: You think you know Mo’Nique? From staring down a racist teacher to her grandmother’s sex warning, she spills all in this stand-up comedy special.

Comedian: Mo’Nique

My Rating: 4/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 57%

6. Jared Freid: 37 & Single (2023)

Jared Freid: 37 & Single brilliantly deconstructs dating in the modern world with his hilarious new Netflix special 37 & Single.

Official Premise: Jared Freid: 37 & Single sees the comedian sound off about being single at 37, how frustrating dating apps have become, and the strange world of breaking up with someone.

Comedian: Jared Freid

My Rating: 4/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 92%

5. Mark Normand: Soup to Nuts (2023)

Normand storms the stage in Soup to Nuts and makes you laugh for an hour straight with a top-tier solo debut on Netflix.

Official Premise: Mark Normand’s first one-hour Netflix special, filmed at Chicago’s famed The Vic Theatre, covers Mark’s bold take on most things you’re not supposed to cover. As it’s appropriately titled, Mark makes insightful observations on everything from SOUP TO NUTS.

Comedian: Mark Normand

My Rating: 4/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 89%

4. Bert Kreischer: Razzle Dazzle (2023)

Bert Razzle Dazzled in what might be my favorite stand-up specials of his to date. It was so insanely funny that I rewatched it the moment it was over. The way he incorporates his family is downright amazing. So, if you love stand-up comedy or Bert Kreischer, you are in for a real treat with this one.

Official Premise: In Bert Kreischer: Razzle Dazzle, he spills in a riotous set on bodily emissions, being bullied by his kids, and the explosive end to his family’s escape room outing. 

Comedian: Bert Kreischer

My Rating: 4/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 55%

3. Chris Rock: Selective Outrage (2023)

Chris Rock: Selective Outrage was an hour of one of the greatest to get on the stage hitting home run after home run. It’s a pure masterpiece.

Official Premise: The comic delivers a set on yoga pants, spoiling his kids, the Kardashians, and the incident at the Academy Awards with actor Will Smith.

Comedian: Chris Rock

My Rating: 4.5/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 75%

2. Tom Segura: Sledgehammer (2023)

Tom Segura: Sledgehammer delivers one of the best joke-for-joke comedy specials of 2023. It’s a pure comedy gold that you don’t want to miss.

Official Premise: Tom Segura: Sledgehammer is the latest stand-up special from Segura, who tells jokes about raising his two sons, his love for Brad Pitt, and lessons he learned sharing gummies with his mother.

Comedian: Tom Segura

My Rating: 5/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 59%

1. John Mulaney: Baby J (2023)

John Mulaney: Baby J is a masterful stand-up comedy special that will be rewatched repeatedly. Mulaney is back and better than ever.

Official Premise: John Mulaney: Baby J is a stand-up special from comedian John Mulaney who tells jokes about a crazy intervention, a stay in rehab, and has returned to the stage to come out swinging.

Comedian: John Mulaney

My Rating: 5/5

Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score: 86%

And that completes our list of the Best and Highest Rated Stand-Up Comedy on Netflix in 2023. What’s your favorite in this list? Comment below.

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