Including a special by Malaysia-born, Singapore-raised homeboy Ronny Chieng

Desperate for a good laugh? We’ve got you covered. Check out the following five hilarious stand-up comedy specials now on Netflix which will lighten your mood and perhaps even make the outside world seem less bleak. And hey, if you need to bust out the ice cream, go ahead. We won’t tell.

Asian Comedian Destroys America!

Malaysia-born, Singapore-raised comedian Ronny Chieng is killing the game. Besides being a senior correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah since 2015 and appearing in the world-famous Crazy Rich Asians, Chieng also landed his very own stand-up comedy special, now on Netflix. Laugh at his hilarious take on consumerism in America and hear how he almost missed his wedding; you will be in tears by the end of the show.

Baby Cobra

Alexandra Wong aka Ali Wong isn’t afraid to talk about the funny sexual experiences she has had in the past. In fact, she’ll do it while stroking her ample third trimester belly bump. From how she “trapped” her husband into marriage to her thoughts on stay-home moms, Wong will give you a play by play of her life in pregnancy. Her follow-up comedy Hard Knock Wife also on Netflix bears an uncanny resemblance to the former, as she continues to tell filthy and amusing anecdotes with her second child in tow.


A once lesser-known comic before bursting onto the scene with jokes about her carnal desires, Amy Schumer has come a long way. Perhaps that’s why she named her Netflix special Growing, where she jokes about marriage, pregnancy and expectedly, personal growth.

Homecoming King

Hasan Minhaj’s Homecoming King isn’t just funny. It’s a heartfelt sharing of his life experiences growing up in America as the son of two immigrant parents and even a bittersweet story about prom. Poignant, riveting and incredibly deserving of its 2018 Peabody Award, listen to The Daily Show alumnus’ genius through his jokes.

Son of Patricia

Who better to dish out jokes about politics than The Daily Show host Trevor Noah? Walk a mile in the comedian’s shoes as he offers compelling stories about his African childhood, his observations about America, and the life lessons he learned from his mother Patricia Nombuyiselo.