DONALD GLOVER: WEIRDO (NETFLIX)
Donald Glover, today, is a complete artist. He’s won Emmys, Golden Globes, and even has a Grammy to his name. Glover found his big break through the show Community, and Weirdo was a comedy special he performed after being cast on the show. The special was recorded back in 2012, and gives us a peek into the mind of this creative genius. Glover covers topics like racism, sex, and ironically, discusses how he’d like to play Spider Man one day. Weirdo is an especially great watch for Donald Glover fans who never had the opportunity to experience the stand-up side of this multi-faceted artist.
MICHAEL CHE MATTERS (NETFLIX)
Saturday Night Live comedian Michael Che is best known for his stand on African Americans, and the American way of life. Michael Che Matters is as funny as it is thoughtprovoking. Reading the title, you already get a hint about the topics he explores. Che goes right for the jugular by diving straight into police brutality, the ill-treatment of African Americans, and of course, the Black Lives Matter movement. While Che uses the special to hilariously tackle relevant and important topics, he balances his set by exploring topics like Christianity, homophobia, gentrification, and creepy dildos.
JIMMY O. YANG: GOOD DEAL (AMAZON PRIME VIDEO)
Jimmy O. Yang takes him back to his standup roots with Good Deal. The special primarily explores dierent facets of Yang’s life in America. We hear about his experience dating tall girls (he’s 5’5”), and about his life as an immigrant kid, his immigrant parents’ attempts integrating into American culture, giving us several instances, with the highlight being the time he tried explaining a Kanye West rap video to his Chinese father.
MICHELLE WOLF: JOKE SHOW (NETFLIX)
Joke Show is comedian Michelle Wolf’s Netflix debut. The special is as Wolf as it gets — to the point, honest, and unapologetic. The comedian uses Joke Show to further vocalise her thoughts on topics like gender inequality, and dive deeper into the differences between men and women, and she does it all without making it feel pedantic.
SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO: STAY HUNGRY (NETFLIX)
After appearing in the Oscar nominated The Irishman and Oscar-winning Green Book in the same year, Maniscalco released his next big Netflix special — Stay Hungry. Shot at the iconic Beacon Theatre in New York, Stay Hungry brings back Maniscalco’s signature high-energy charisma and exaggerated physical act-outs while he unleashes his views on topics like pregnancy photoshoots, Italian immigrant parents, and in-laws, among several other interesting topics.
NAVEEN RICHARD: RELATIVELY RELATABLE (AMAZON PRIME VIDEO)
Naveen Richard is undoubtedly one of India’s finest observational comedians and he doesn’t let us down with his latest special — Relatively Relatable. Richard delves into topics that are, as the name suggests, relatable. He talks about everything from drug-dealing cockroaches, swimming instructors, his Kung-Fu experience, his struggles with Hindi, and surprise birthdays. The special also features a short set from Xavier Pandian, Richard’s alter ego.