STAND-UPS & SIT-DOWNS

Men's Style (Australia) - - Feature -

Jerry Be­fore Se­in­feld ( NET­FLIX)

If you missed his re­cent Aus­tralian tour, here’s Se­in­feld re­turn­ing to New York’s The Comic Strip, where he got his start at an open mic in 1976. In an au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal set he recre­ates the early rou­tines that took him from be­ing a no­body to a 1981 slot on Johnny Car­son, the gags in­ter­spersed with a visit to his old home and early stand-up footage. But how did he go from Car­son to Se­in­feld? No doubt that’ll be the sub­ject of an­other Net­flix spe­cial.

Dave Chap­pelle: The Age Of Spin ( NET­FLIX)

Per­form­ing in LA for the first time after a decade out of the spot­light, Dave Chap­pelle proves he’s still one of the fun­ni­est mo­fos on the planet. Build­ing his rou­tine loosely around the four times he met O.J. Simp­son, Chap­pelle tram­ples into no-go zones to un­load about the Os­cars, racist cops, LGBTIQ is­sues, Bill Cosby, rape and wicked rap­per weed. It’s a seam­less flow from a sto­ry­teller who takes no prisoners and knows no bound­aries.

Louis CK: 2017 ( NET­FLIX)

Whoa, man. Ri­valling Chap­pelle in the un-pc stakes, Louis CK starts his lat­est stand-up show with, “So, y’know, I think abor­tion is…” What fol­lows is a gut-bust­ing, head-nod­ding comic overview of the pret­zel logic and emo­tions in­volved in this one is­sue. And Louis is just get­ting warmed up for a set that ranges from reli­gion (“The Chris­tians won ev­ery­thing – if you don’t be­lieve me: what year is it?”) to the truth about re­la­tion­ships (“Love plus time mi­nus dis­tance equals hate”).

H Be­tween Two Ferns H With Zach Galifianakis ( AMA­ZON)

Zach Galifianakis’s satire of Amer­i­can talk shows is the crème de la crème of the comic of­fer­ings from Funny Or Die on Ama­zon. These 20 episodes from 2008-2016 fea­ture the bearded mas­ter of in­ap­pro­pri­ate an­tag­o­nism be­wil­der­ing his celebrity guests with ridicu­lous ques­tions, awk­ward asides and sur­real non-se­quiturs. The real gems are Galifianakis’s take-down of Hil­lary Clin­ton and him be­ing taken down by Barack Obama.

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