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Amazon Prime Video is recognized for many things, but one of them isn’t stand-up comedy. Stand-up specials are sometimes overlooked in the midst of high-profile films and television series. But it’s past time for that to change. As another month of huge movies and television episodes arrive on Amazon Prime, it’s time to give stand-up comedians their due. These programs will make you laugh, ponder, and desire to go further into the collection of the streaming service. Right now, this is the finest stand-up on Amazon Prime.

1.      Biswa Kalyan Rath: Sushi

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Genre: Comedy, Arts, Entertainment, and Culture

Starring: Biswa Kalyan Rath

Directed by: Siddhart Vasani

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A carefully curated platter of raw yet delicate humor skillfully crafted with great care and accuracy from thinly sliced observations gathered from the sea of humanity’s life on planet Earth, leaving your spirit feeling glad, happy, pleased, and light.

2.      Russel Peters: Deported

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Genre: Comedy, Arts, Entertainment, and Culture.

Starring: Russell Peters

Directed by: Dave Higby

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Russell Peters brings his culturally comic roadshow to Mumbai, India, for an evening that is as enlightening as it is amusing. Reflecting on his own immigrant ancestry, Peters demonstrates why he is one in 1.3 billion.

3.      Dilruk Jayasinha: Bundle of Joy

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Genre: Arts, Entertainment, and Culture

Starring: Dilruk Jayasinha

Directed by: Simon Francis

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Dilruk Jayasinha, who was born in Sri Lanka, is one of Australia’s most in-demand stars. While his small-screen career continues to rise due to his roles in Have You Been Paying Attention? And Utopia, on stage, he soars, with a reputation for dependably nailing his shows –Cheat Days and The Art of Dil– with his cheerful, uplifting brand of stand-up.

4.      Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time

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Genre: Comedy, Arts, Entertainment, and Culture, Special Interest

Starring: Jim Gaffigan

Directed by: Jeannie Gaffigan

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For his seventh comedy special, Jim Gaffigan is in peak form. The four-time Grammy nominee comedian doesn’t understand why we aren’t more honest about why we don’t want to attend events while still embracing lying to children. Jim continues to wow, from horses and dog birthdays to travel and museums. Enjoy some quality time with Jim Gaffigan!

5.      Neville Shah: Going Downhill

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Genre: Comedy, Arts, Entertainment, and Culture

Starring: Neville Shah

Directed by: Siddharth Vasani

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In this program, Neville relates stories about his challenges with his age, being orphaned, adulthood, death, despair, divorce, and suicide. This isn’t the only reason it’s not a standard stand-up special. He leaves his audience devoid of optimism, owing mostly to his failure to attend treatment that week. It’s dark, tragic, and melancholy, yet it’s also amusing.

6.      Kunal Rao: Done.

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Genre: Comedy, Arts, Entertainment, and Culture

Starring: Kunal Rao

Directed by: Karan Asnani

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Kunal Rao, a stand-up comedian, discusses his own experiences from the perspective of a cynical, uncomfortable, introverted human being trapped in a world full with human douchebags seeking all the wrong things. Despite the fact that he has no notion what he wants to achieve with his life, his voice is warm and cheerful.

7.      Tommy Little: Self-Diagnosed Genius

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Genre: Arts, Entertainment, and Culture

Starring: Tommy Little

Directed by: Simon Francis

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Stupid or brilliant? Tommy Little has been the subject of much debate, but he’s here to clear the air. Would a moron bungee jump naked on live television? Or join up for an Antarctic marathon with no prior training or experience? We’ve made our case. With one of the year’s most raunchy hours of stand-up, Tommy has polished the art of how not to live — watch how wonderfully hilarious it can be.

8.      #IMomSoHard Live

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Genre: Arts, Entertainment, and Culture

Starring: Kristin Hensley, Jen Smedley

Directed by: Brian Volk-Weiss

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Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley, stars of the hit web series #IMOMSOHARD, present a two-person stand-up act! The two express their honest and self-effacing humor on issues such as friendship, menstruation, sex after marriage, body image, and parenting mistakes, combining stand-up and improvisation. Because, ladies, you’re not alone in this.

9.      Celia Pacquola: All Talk

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Genre: Comedy, Talk Show, and Variety

Starring: Celia Pacquola

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Celia Pacquola, co-creator, co-writer, and star of ABC TV’s Rosehaven, is a real superstar of Australian comedy. She is a multi-award-winning writer-performer who is as cutting, candid, deft, and as brilliant as hell. Celia’s career began on the stand-up circuit, and she triumphantly returns in All Talk, a sort of homecoming for one of Australia’s most in-demand comedians.

10.  Anne Edmonds: What’s Wrong With You?

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Genre: Arts, Entertainment, and Culture

Starring: Anne Edmonds

Directed by: Simon Francis

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Everyone knows Anne Edmonds is the rock star of Australian comedy. Welcome to her first television special. She’ll tell you what’s wrong with you and everyone else in an hour. ‘Australia’s top comic,’ according to the Herald Sun.

11.  Judith Lucy: Judith Lucy Vs. Men

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Genre: Comedy, Talk Show, and Variety

Starring: Judith Lucy

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Judith Lucy has remarried. ‘Whatever it is that I’m offering, many straight men simply aren’t interested in buying it,’ she says, reflecting on her entire career with males. In this play, Jude discusses her whole past with the opposite sex and invites the audience to decide if she should ever date again. Should Judith say good-by to her vagina?

12.  Alice Fraser: Savage

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Genre: We don’t have any genres.

Starring: Alice Fraser

Directed by: Simon Francis

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Savage, a critically praised comedy act by Alice Fraser, is about paper towels and how not to murder people who “mean well.” A humorous and poignant comedy about the razor-thin edges of life stripped naked. How to deal with losing everything, Buddhist fury, and how bubble blowers function at funerals, savage discusses tragic and hilarious topics.

13.  Zoe Coombs Marr: Bossy Bottom

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Genre: Comedy, Talk Show, and Variety

Starring: Bossy Bottom

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Zo Coombs Marr has taken a break. In a way. For six years, she received a slew of prizes and accolades as a hack comic with a neckbeard named Dave. Whatever. She’s shaved her neckbeard and is BAAAAACK… as herself. There is no other comic like Zo. Bossy Bottom is the MICF Most Outstanding Show winner and Edinburgh Best Show nominee’s gloriously hilarious return to extremely serious stand-up.

14.  Alice Wetterlund: My Mama Is A Human and So Am I

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Genre: Arts, Entertainment and Culture

Starring: Alice Wetterlund

Directed by: Brian Volk-Weiss

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Alice Wetterlund recounts her own issues with peeping toms, cat-rearing, alcoholism, and the secret extraterrestrial conspiracy behind modern country music in her breakthrough comedy spectacular. Wetterlund, best known for HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” excels in an hour-long spectacular filmed at Denver’s Gothic Theater.

15.  Don Jediondo: Die Laughing

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Genre: Comedy

Starring: Don Jediondo

Directed by: Angel Ayllon

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Nobody is funnier than Don Jediondo. This one-of-a-kind peasant doesn’t mince words when it comes to telling the funniest stories, usually with a dash of spice and double meaning. Don Jediondo will tell the secrets of his acknowledged sexual prowess, what convents conceal, and how hazardous prostate exams may be for men.

16.  Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight

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Genre: We don’t have any genres

Starring: Alonzo Bodden

Directed by: Devon Shepard

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If it were all serious, it wouldn’t be a comedy special anymore; it would be a depression special, and Alonzo Bodden is well aware of this. That’s why he switches from Heavyweight to Lightweight, knowing that we need a break from news in comedy. He likes to shake things up, and he hopes you’ll join him for a chuckle and a thought or two.

17.  Rob Delaney: Jackie

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Genre: Comedy, Arts, Entertainment, and Culture

Starring: Rob Delaney

Directed by: Barbara Wiltshire

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Rob Delaney, the critically renowned American comic and co-creator and star of ‘Catastrophe,’ unpacks the horror and delights of his London life: swimming in tea, getting scammed, being a parent and a husband, the monarchy, the emergence of the sexbots, and the disappearance of his buddy Jackie.

18.  Mike E. Winfield: StepMan

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Genre: We don’t have any genres.

Starring: Mike E. Winfield

Directed by: Brian Volk-Weiss

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Who says you can’t get along with your obnoxious stepchildren? Mike E. Winfield discusses the difficulties of marrying an older lady and becoming a stepfather to a boy with whom he has many characteristics. Stepson AND Stepfriends! You will not only laugh, but you will fall in love with this realistic one-hour comedy.