Black comedic excellence.
Stand-up comedy is one of the hardest things to pull off: you have to appeal to a diverse audience with varying tastes over what makes something "funny." While the demographics of late-night hosts and TV sitcoms often promote white comedians, it’s important to seek out content with a more diverse roster. Steaming giant Netflix has amassed a large collection of specials that showcase black excellence in comedy. The great icons are here (Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock) as well as prolific television personalities (Michael Che, Trevor Noah). Each special is laced with hot takes on politics, race relations, and what it's like being black in America. Here are fourteen specials ready to stream now on Netflix.