Best Stand-up Comedy Specials on Netflix (2020)

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Jim Gaffigan Mr Universe
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7. Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe

The No. 1 stand-up comedy special you absolutely have to add to your list today and watch over and over is Jim Gaffigan’s Mr. Universe special from 2012 that was filmed at The Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Comedy Album.

Gaffigan is entertainment for the entire family, so bring the kids around and enjoy the 75 minutes of comedy from one of the best. Gaffigan opens up by talking about his four kids (he has five now) and how it feels like he’s drowning and then someone hands him another baby. Trips to Disney World and the never-ending photos you have to take that fill up one computer after another get us warmed up as he transitions into how hard it is to go to the gym to work out and the bodybuilders that leave him wondering if they’re “eating the weights.”

The natural transition from bodybuilders to McDonald’s and the shame associated with being spotted inside the Golden Arches to the creepiness of hotel pools and the characters you see wading in the indoor pool is something we can all relate to.

Gaffigan closes with his thoughts on Domino’s pasta bread bowl, Subway, using vitamins and the effectiveness of the

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