Thanks to comics like Chelsea Handler and Amy Schumer, more and more female stand-ups are getting recognition for their work in a vastly male-driven industry. The best part is funny ladies are lending their unique, often fierce voices to the conversations of being a Millennial woman.
Netflix just happens to offer a handful of great comedy specials from up and coming female stand-ups that are both funny and relatable. Check out our top five picks to watch.
1. Tig Notaro – Tig
Tragedy and comedy surprisingly go hand in hand and no one knows that better than Tig Notaro. In her part stand-up special, part documentary Tig, Notaro explores her cancer diagnosis by making jokes about it on stage. And the results are refreshingly honest.
2. Jen Kirkman – I’m Going to Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)
From the title alone, you know what Jen Kirkman wants to talk about. This stand-up special focuses on the truths of being a woman, where Kirkman jokes about everything from not having kids to her divorce and turning 40.
3. Iliza Shlesinger – Freezing Hot
Iliza Shlesinger herself says you should expect nothing but “a healthy dose of very honest, hilarious, aggressive comedy” from her. She delivers in this stand-up set about how women act in their daily lives. Shlesinger combines harsh truths with hilarious physical humor and tops it off with an all-too-relatable rant about Pinterest.
4. Chelsea Peretti – One of the Greats
You may know her as the hilariously weird Gina from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but as a stand-up Chelsea Peretti is brutally honest. She’ll tell you about the time she vomited on a plane and the urge she always has to look up what people are saying about her on Twitter.
5. Anjelah Johnson – Not Fancy
A former Mad TV cast member and YouTube star, Anjelah Johnson uses her confident attitude to talk about how she got famous with a joke about nail salons and her love for Liam Neeson.