11 best stand-up comedy specials to watch on Netflix and HBO during coronavirus quarantine

You have to laugh. It is time to face the situation and act from home. It is not easy because not all of us have the time or the means to do it, but as far as possible, let's forget our concerns for a while. Believe me, because it works. Let's check out some of the funniest comedy shows to find on Netflix and HBO.

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I know that lately you don't feel like watching movies or sitting in front of the television to watch something that distracts us. 

The networks are there, offering overdoses of information (and disinformation), and the world is hectic looking for solutions and trying to make the masses understand the importance of prudence. 

Well, nothing more prudent than to take advantage of those minutes that you should dedicate to yourself with some humor.

Although it is true that Netflix takes the genre away, we cannot forget that HBO, in addition to having one of the best humorous shows of recent years, has something of a historical archive that, although it is somewhat irregular, at an educational level, yes deserves to be highlighted.

Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh (Netflix)

There is no humor that does not confront or intimacy that is kept under the covers. 

'100% Fresh' is honesty raised to the highest potency and the tangible proof of Adam Sandler's devotion to his own. 

For those who share DNA or sacristy, but also for those who have always been there. The best by far. Also available on CD.

Flight of the Conchords: Live from London (HBO)

His brilliant special for HBO, recorded in London during the two summer nights that turned the Hammersmith Apollo upside down, is designed to be enjoyed in its original version in the house of 'Game of Thrones'. 

Unlike many meetings of the same style, the number of fans of the band can only grow, because they are that good. If you missed the series, the best thing that could have happened in your life. If you don't know them, too. Here I have it on triple vinyl.

Jim Jefferies: This is my now / Bare / Freedumb (Netflix)

The best when it comes to making you put your hands to your head while you drown between endless laughs. 

This Australian moron who was going for a television star has had to settle for the tables due to his high content of savagery, yes, but also of sincerity. 

His three shows available on Netflix are so good that I have also forgotten the quarantine during the writing of this paragraph.

Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust (Netflix)

One of the most beautiful myths in American comedy is Silverman. The great humorist, queen of provocation for several decades, returned to the stage after a few years without doing so and burying some personal moment to forget. 

Between sinful confessions and her natural charm, her Netflix show is, as always, to get down on your feet.

Ricky Gervais: Humanity (Netflix)

The best thing that Ricky Gervais has done for himself in the last ten years is to comment publicly on how good he is on Twitter.

Before he gets there, he loses some time ranting about celebrities from three to a quarter, but suddenly he starts talking about offspring, mortality and whistles, and from there he already picks up cruising speed to the end. 

Aziz Ansari: Right Now (Netflix)

Ansari's return after a bad year is transformed into a hilarious reflection of the human misery of now.

The condition of the cultural context, feeling supported and involved, an austere and effective staging like few others, in addition to their complicity with row one, do the rest.

The biggest comedy show of 2019, just like what happened in 2018, has a brutal human component.

Louis CK: Hilarious (Netflix)

Before the fall of the star due to problems derived from the uncontrollable sexual impulses that he has so often laughed at in his shows, Louis CK was number one.

There is plenty of material to choose between his shows, his series and his interventions in feature films. Now that we should have the ability to forgive a little more in tune, it is a good time to recover one of the best stand up shows in the history of the genre.

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette (Netflix)

There is not much more to add about the "monologue" that caused a sensation a season ago. 

A discourse on the current world that will make us reflect and that starts from a series of stories and realities much cruder than what one expects in a stand up. Don't let the comedy tag fool you. 

Gadsby's show is fun, but it's not really a comedy. It is only necessary.

Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones (Netflix)

Of course, Chappelle's show is not for everyone. The humorist grabs all the ideals and standards of political correctness and public opinion and spits on them before trampling on them. 

A show for lovers of extreme humor where on more than one occasion the protagonist himself threatens to run away. Summary: great comedy.

Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame (Netflix)

A colleague of Louis CK and much more badass and slum (and therefore more fun at times), Norton has built a reputation as a hooligan comedian who is surprised to see from time to time in movies like 'The Irishman'. 

His shameful mouth is a hilarious descent into the hells of evil as only he can do. A genius in his own.

John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch (Netflix)

John Mulaney said goodbye to the year by offering an unexpected Christmas Eve among the kids surrounded by friends. 

And what it gives us is an incredibly smart and effective show that, at a certain moment, is for the youngest children and the most adult adults at the same time. Let no one try to repeat it, because it will not go well.

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