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7 Female-Led Comedy Specials You Should Stream on Netflix

We filter through the best of standup on Netflix to pull up titles starring female comedians



Where have you been getting your dose of comedy? On Netflix, there’s a constant refresh of laugh-out-loud series and films for your perusal, but here’s another source to consider: the standup specials starring some of the biggest names. John Mulaney, Trevor Noah and Ricky Gervais—to name a few—are here. But it’s also here where a finer filter can be applied. Why not get your laughs from the hottest female comedians today?


In the same way we can celebrate films with strong female leads, it’s worth reveling in the refreshing brand of comedy women have to offer. Given their particular perspectives, takes, and, let’s face it, experiences, there’s a lot more color to comedy here. To get you started, queue up the seven female-led comedy specials ahead.


Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

“Two years after the hit, Baby Cobra, Ali Wong is back with another baby bump—and a torrent of hilarious truths about marriage and motherhood.”



Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room

“Fresh from a tour, comedian Katherine Ryan shares shrewd observations about school bullies, revenge bodies and raising a very fancy child.”



Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?

“In her fourth standup special, Whitney Cummings returns to her hometown of Washington, D.C., and riffs on modern feminism, technology and more.”



Catherine Cohen: The Twist…? She’s Gorgeous.

“In this sparkling cocktail of standup and song, Catherine Cohen serenades about looking for love, the absurdity of marathons and burying someone alive.”



Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia

“Scene-stealing queen Michelle Buteau dazzles with real talk on relationships, parenthood, cultural differences and the government workers who adore her.”



Michelle Wolf: Joke Show

“Comedian Michelle Wolf takes on outrage culture, massages, childbirth, feminism and much more (like otters) in a standup special from New York City.”



Fortune Feimster: Sweet & Salty

“Actor, comedian, and writer Fortune Feimster takes the stage and riffs on her southern roots, sexual awakenings, showbiz career and more.”



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Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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