Standup comedy has a long way, from television screens to mobiles and laptops. Remember shows like laughter challenge and Movers & Shakers from the 2000s and then with time, the concept wore a new style and kept evolving. Starting with small clips on YouTube to trending binge-worthy standup comedy shows to binge laugh on several OTT platforms.
OTT platforms like Amazon Prime and Netflix are bringing new concepts in standup comedy. Something same yet different and creative is what makers are trying for the audience, shows like Comicstaan and One Mic Stand are quite creative and fun every single time.
Bored with regular web series and crime thrillers?
Here are some great & trending standup comedy shows to binge-watch to refresh your mood and make your weekend a happy one!
7 Must Watch Stand Up Comedy Shows on Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime has got so many trending shows for comedy lovers, they have provided a huge platform to budding comedians and artists.
- Shows like Comicstaan gave chances to young talents.
- Kaksha Gyaarvi gave us a nostalgic ride to our school days.
- No one can miss the storytelling king’s experiences in Biswa Mast Aadmi.
1. Comicstaan : An Indian Stand Up Comedy Series
Comicstaan brought together artists like Kenny Sebastian, Tanmay Bhatt, Biswa & many other big guns in comedy to find the next big voice on stage.
First aired on 13 July 2018 on Amazon Prime, the show gave us many gems like Nishant Suri, Rahul Dua & Aishwarya Mohanraj.
After its huge success, the show was renewed for a second season as well.
2. Haq Se Single : Stand Up Special Trending on Prime Video
Many of us are still bothered by never being in a relationship or rejections he faced but that is not a problem for Zakir Khan, and this stand-up special is his story of becoming the “#SakhtLaunda” that we all know him as.
He narrates his story of falling in love, rejection, heartbreaks, and a lot more, wearing his “singleness” as a medal. This one-and-a-half-hour long special on Amazon Prime is definitely a must-watch for all those singles out there.
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3. Kaksha Gyaarvi : A Stand Up Special By Zakir Khan
After the success of his single, “Haq Se Single”, this special from Zakir Khan, the show takes us on a trip down the memory lane of our 11th class.
Listen to Zakir khan sharing his experience of studying in an all-boys school, his friendships, bullying, and much more, and how all of those experiences made him into what he is today.
Available on Amazon Prime Video, this story about growing up and surviving in life is definitely a must-watch.
4. Biswa Mast Aadmi : Trending Stand Up Comedy Show
Like Biswa and his special, this special is also what we call “mast”. Biswa Kalyan Rath is a skilled storyteller and quite the joker, and this special is no exception.
Biswa Mast Aadmi is a one-hour special show that takes you to the journey of Biswa’s perspective. You can surely ride on to his journey of experiences and stories.
5. Don’t Be That Guy : Popular Stand Up Comedy Show On Amazon
Who doesn’t know Kenny Sebastian, his countless videos on his experiences with daily life have garnered millions of views on YouTube and made us laugh hysterically without a doubt.
This show is no exception, where Kenny tells how you should not trust “Goa Stories”, his encounters with maids, how tabla players never get respected, and much more with some bits of his music as well.
6. The Improvisers : Something From Nothing
The big guns of comedy, Kanan Gill, Abish Mathew, Kenny Sebastian and
Kaneez Surka came together for their first Improv show where nothing is scripted, everything is performed on the spot with bits of music as well.
This out-of-the-box special is a watch-worthy comedy show that you can add to your list.
7. One Mic Stand : Unique Comedy Show
One Mic Stand showed a very unique and out-of-the-box idea that brought together India’s most famous actors, influencers, and politicians getting trained by comedians to perform their first comedic set on stage.
This brought up celebrities like Bhuvan Bam, Taapsee Pannu, and Shashi Tharoor to try their hands at stand-up comedy.
7 Stand Up Comedy Shows To Watch On Netflix
Netflix never fails to bring the best content whether it’s a series, movies, or a comedy show. Shows like Ladies up and Hasan Minaj’s homecoming king won so many hearts and are still trending.
Here are some trending comedy shows that would go well with a bucket of popcorn on weekends.
1. Ladies Up: All Women Stand Up Special
Kudos to our female gang, featuring India’s best female standup comedian Netflix bought Ladies Up. Kaneez Surka, Supriya Joshi, and the hilarious Prashasti Singh, as well as Niveditha Prakasam, bring standup comedy that is free of social barriers.
2. Hasan Minhaj Homecoming King : An American Stand Up Comedy Show
In 2017, Hasan Minhaj, an American standup comedian, came up with his own concept for this show, Hasan Minhaj Homecoming King. Written and starring himself this show premiered on Netflix.
The audience absolutely loved the stand up series, especially the timing and hilarious experiences.
3. Vir Das For India : Latest Netflix Stand Up Special
Let’s celebrate the history of India from the perspective of Vir Das, surely you wouldn’t have thought something like that. Vir Das for India is a witty show filled that combines political and Bollywood jokes with his own twists.
This trending standup comedy show is a must-watch for those who hold strong political views.
4. Mr. Iglesias : Popular Netflix Sitcom
He’s funny. He’s Fluffy. He’s Gabriel Iglesias. Gabriel, a.k.a Fluffy, is a master storyteller who shares his experiences of growing up, living in the Mexican culture, and travelling the world, in the most humorous way possible. One of his videos “Fluffy Goes to India” tells about his trip to India and how similar it is to Mexico. It went viral garnering over 30M+ views and is a must-watch that will have you rolling with laughter. His comedic timing, stories, and self-made SFX will brighten your day.
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5. Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia (Must Watch Stand Up Special)
Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia is a Netflix stand-up comedy movie released in 2018..
The comedy in this show is a mash-up of his South African roots, and strings attached to his upbringing and current American experiences. Creating humorous and social associations and comments.
6. Hannah Gadsby, Nanette : Live Stand-Up Comedy Show
It would be unfair if you love listening to stand-up comedy but are unaware of Hannah Gadsby, an Australian standup comedian best known for her stand-up special. She shares her perspective on every incident she has encountered, from her childhood in Tasmania to her routine hassles as a woman in this kind of world with comical twists.
7. Dave Chappelle, The Age of Spin : Original Stand Up Series
Talking about standup comedy would be unfair without David Chappelle, isn’t it?
In less than a year, the creators bought 4 shows streaming on platforms and the audience absolutely loved all of them. The age of spin is trending when it comes to content. Add this to your weekend binge-watching list, and don’t forget the popcorn bucket!
So, who are your favorite standup comedians? Let us know in the comments section.