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Here’s The Five Upcoming Comedy Specials You Need To Stream

Sometimes you just need a good laugh.

Luckily, there’s some major comedy heavy-hitters heading to a laptop near you. From Jerry Seinfeld to Sarah Silverman, we pulled together five upcoming stand-up specials that you’re definitely going to want to stream.

Louis C.K.

Where: Netflix

Release date: April 4

This will be C.K.’s seventh comedy special, and his first foray into Netflix. With “Louie” currently on hiatus, fans will be pleased to hear that they will be getting two doses of C.K., with the release of back-to-back Netflix specials from the comedian.

Jo Firestone

Where: Comedy Central

Release Date: April TBA

Firestone, known for her hilarious live comedy shows (NYC Inner Beauty Pageant, Friends of Single People, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers), is getting her own half-hour Comedy Central special next month. Bonus points for the comedian? “Each year, I teach improv to CRC (Central Reform Congregation) confirmation students on their class trips to New York,” Firestone told her hometown paper, St. Louis Jewish Light.

Mark Normand

Where: Comedy Central

Release date: May 12

Okay, so, Mark Normand isn’t Jewish, but as Jewcy very accurately put it, he’s the “most Jewish non-Jewish comedian you’ll ever meet.” The Village Voice also called him “the best joke writer in a city full of them,” so you’re definitely going to want to tune in.

Sarah Silverman

Where: Netflix

Release date: May 30

Silverman nabbed an Emmy award for her HBO special back in 2014, so odds are it’ll be worth tuning in for this one. And if you’ve even been marginally paying attention to her Twitter lately — you know it is going to be delightfully political.

Jerry Seinfeld

Where: Netflix

Release date: TBA

Love Jerry Seinfeld’s stand-up routine? Want to watch him get coffee with other funny people? Well, you’re in luck. The comedian signed in a deal with Netflix for two comedy specials, as well as new episodes of “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.”

Not to be too picky, but could we get a “Seinfeld” reunion as well?

Thea Glassman is an Associate Editor at the Forward. Reach her at or on Twitter at @theakglassman.

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