Stand-up comedy is a go-to source of entertainment that always delivers. In a way, it’s nice for us humans to know that these titans of stage-based talents have one job: make us laugh as much as possible. And when both audience and performer are on the exact same page, the results are astonishing and beyond memorable.
If you’ve been hankering for a new special or want to revisit a classic from the likes of Carlin or other comedy MVPs, we’ve put together this roundup of all the best stand-up specials that you can stream on Amazon Prime Video right now.
Looking for even more laughs? Check out our other streaming guides, including the best stand-up comedy on Netflix, as well as the best comedies on Amazon Prime and the best comedies on Hulu, too.
A king of comedic depravity, Tom Segura has risen through the ranks of stand-up stardom, garnering a dedicated fandom for his touring act, specials, and gut-busting podcasts. But let’s hop in a time machine and travel back to a slightly lesser-known Segura in 2014.
The special we’ve arrived at is Completely Normal, and if you’re into the kind of comedy that pokes fun at the daily grind of simply being human, albeit with a mighty crass bent, Segura is your guy. Check it out on Amazon Prime Video this month.
Jim Breuer is an unchained force to be reckoned with in the outrageous 2013 stand-up special, Jim Breuer: And Laughter for All. Originally produced for Epix, Jim ditches the Goat Boy threads in favor of something a bit more rooted but equally off-the-charts.
Exploring topics of fatherhood, modern suburbia, and teen-year antics, Breuer’s approach may be unrelenting, but fans of his style know exactly what they’re signing up for.
One of the O.G. titans of stand-up, the late-great George Carlin left far more than your traditional mark on the entertainment world. A constantly called-upon influence for today’s leading comic legends, the man’s talents are on full-display in George Carlin: Life is Worth Losing. Jam-packed with Carlin’s rapid-fire and astute commentary on the continually-crumbling Planet Earth, this humorously bleak eulogizing remains as relevant today as the maestro’s words were nearly 20 years ago.
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