Best Stand-up Comedy Specials on Netflix (2020)

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Netflix Original Aziz Ansari Buried Alive
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13. Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive

More from Aziz! It’s hard to discern which one is better than the other because they’re all varying degrees of greatness. What I liked about Buried Alive is it showed a different side to the comic that we haven’t seen before on stage or in his acting roles.

“This special is much, much different than my previous two,” said Ansari, via Broadwayworld.com. “As I hit 30, my material got very personal as I grappled with the gravity of the adult world—love, marriage, babies, and more. Do I really have to deal with all that now? Are my ding dong friends really getting married and having their own children? I couldn’t imagine having a kid right now. After I type this sentence, I’m gonna drink an apple juice and watch Jurassic Park—if that’s a guy that’s supposed to be ready to be a father, I’m very concerned. That’s what Buried Alive is about.”

This was also Ansari’s first Netflix exclusive and at the time was the streaming service’s biggest comedy special, according to the New York Times.

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