Best Stand-up Comedy Specials on Netflix (2020)

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Credit: Louis C.K.:2017 – Cara Howe – Netflix
Credit: Louis C.K.:2017 – Cara Howe – Netflix /

35. Louis C.K.: 2017

The first of two Netflix specials from Louis C.K. arrived on April 4 to give him five total specials on Netflix. His first Netflix special sees the six-time Emmy winner don a striped navy suit in favor of his trademark black t-shirt look but delivers his same witty humor over 74 minutes. It started off on a bit of a weird note as he abruptly started talking about abortion and later suicide. Neither of which really lend themselves to comedy, but if you’re Louis C.K. you can make anything funny.

Despite the unusual lead, C.K. gets the audience on track with stories about the dog he and his family rescued from the pound and a story about Achilles and his mother. I haven’t heard Greek God humor like this in forever, so this was more proof that no topics are off limits for C.K.

After using abortion and suicide, in the beginning, C.K. closes out his special with bits about old married couples who reunite with each other in heaven after the second one dies. They may be the love of your life, but that doesn’t mean they’re the love of your death. C.K. says he loves love and it’s one of the best things in life, but it’s a fleeting thing that eventually always rots and dies.

However, when he watches Magic Mike he experiences emotions he never felt before, but they’re emotions he’s afraid to confront and that’s why he never finished the movie because he’d be gay, although he does want a boyfriend.

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