Hanging with your family on Thanksgiving can be stressful. Whether it be the food prep, discussing politics, or just how grandma smells, there are many reasons that could stress you out this holiday. With that in mind, we compiled a list of 7 stand-up comedy specials that you can watch on Netflix right now with anyone in your family and laugh. These aren’t just family-friendly comedians that will kill time for you, they’re bonafide killer specials that you’d enjoy with or without family present. So tune in, because we all know laughing with the family is better than talking to them.
Jerry Seinfeld: Jerry Before Seinfeld
Who doesn’t like Jerry Seinfeld? He’s one of the greats and with his first comedy special in decades Jerry takes a dive into his early material and delivers it in his classic Seinfeld way from one of the NYC clubs where he got his start, The Comic Strip.
Nate Bargatze: The Standups
If you have only one half hour to watch stand-up comedy performed this Thanksgiving, Nate Bargatze is the one to watch. The Standups is a handful of great comedians hand-selected by Netflix. Bargatze is the next big comedian, he’s hilarious, he’s relatable, and his jokes are some of the best currently being written. His laughs are massive and you can see it all on display on The Standups.
Jim Gaffigan: Cinco
Jim Gaffigan is a killer comedian that is not only one of the funniest family men working today, he’s also a total pro when it comes to family-friendly material. His latest, Cinco shows peak Gaffigan where you’ll probably make family that weren’t already fans believers.
Brian Regan: Nunchucks And Flamethrowers
A bit of a warning before you watch Brian Regan perform stand-up comedy, your family might want to take a deeper dive into his entire catalog of comedy. Regan has been on the road selling out theaters for years, he’s beloved by fans, and one of the most respected comics in the game. Literally anyone in your family will enjoy watching Brian Regan.
Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face
There’s a reason Jerry Seinfeld has used Ryan Hamilton as his opener for a while not, because not only does he command an audience, but Hamilton has incredibly well executed material that is not only relatable, but can make people of any age smile. Perfect for watching with the older family members in your life.
Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills
Iliza Shlesinger probably has the edgiest and highest energy special on this list, perfect for watching with your siblings or cousins… probably also that one aunt who loves seeing women kick some ass.
John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid
John Mulaney’s joke writing is so good, you’ll be laughing with your uncle for a solid 60 minutes. Mulaney’s sharp dress and boyish looks will come across as wholesome but when he gets to the slighly edgier material like religion nobody will care because everyone will be laughing in no time.