Best Stand-up Comedy Specials on Netflix (2020)

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stand-up on Netflix - Colin Quinn
Credit: Colin Quinn Comedy Special – Chris Owyoung/Netflix /

46. Colin Quinn: The New York Story

This is the second of two Netflix specials for the veteran comic who has been around for decades, but I think this is one of the coolest things he’s ever done. The off-Broadway show was performed in front of a sellout crowd and directed by fellow New Yorker Jerry Seinfeld.

Quinn takes us back in time to the 1800s when immigrants boarded ships headed for the new country where they would transform New Amsterdam into New York City, the largest city in the country. This special was every bit educational as it was hilarious as Quinn talks about the introduction of people from Irish, Italian, German, British and Jewish heritages and their influence on the city then and today.

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