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The five funniest things to watch on Netflix tonight.

Recommending a comedy special is like encouraging someone to eat an oyster: there’s a chance the recipient will thank you and there’s a chance they’ll spit it into your lap.

Stand-up comedy specials are one of Netflix’s many pleasures. And here’s a list of five of the best we’ve been bingeing on this Summer.

They are relatable, easy-to-watch and at times, so laugh-out-loud funny you’ll wake up the neighbours.

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Ali Wong: Baby Cobra

Ali Wong is the comedic tour de force you’ll be fan-girling over for months to come. Baby Cobra is sharp, relatable and guaranteed to have you texting out a recommendation before it’s over.

Wong tackles big issues with bitingly sharp answers. You’ll finish the episode feeling empowered, switched-on and googling for more.

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Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry

Gabriel Iglesias or “Fluffy” has a gift for storytelling. He takes his audiences through every imaginable scenario and plays every imaginable character.

Fluffy takes digs at his family, his culture but mostly himself. You’ll leave each comedy special feeling like you’ve not just laughed yourself silly but learned something too.

There are a few of his shows on Netflix that demonstrate how he connects, understands and shapes his shows to play his audience. This is the newest.

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Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills

Iliza Shlesinger has the unique ability of making you remember a joke for weeks to come. If you don’t know where or why a “party goblin” resides within you, you’re about to find out.

Shlesinger is so bang-on with her observations you’ll leave her special feeling… a little less special.

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Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive.

Aziz Ansari is the puppy-dog comedian whose ability to render his audience into hysterics seems almost effortless. The above clip is one example of how he dismantles marriage in the space of four funny-as-hell sentences.

Ansari may be a regular face of the screen (Parks And Recreation, Master of None) but it’s his stand-up specials that allow fans to separate the talent of his characters from the talent of his own.

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Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)

Jen Kirkman is the antidote to every shitty stereotype about women you’ve ever heard. Her talent as as a stand-up extends to scripting, as you can see in the above trailer.

She’s childless, she’s unmarried and she’s about to tell you why she’s okay with her face being eaten by a bathtub cat.

Here is us fan-girling over Ali Wong in an episode of Out Loud. Except for Kate De Brito, who hasn’t seen it and gets major FOMO. Post continues after audio…

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