Stand Up Specials Of 2017 (January-June)

A running list, and follow up to Best stand up comedy specials of 2016. Adding my personal ratings for each this time, but I'm not an expert, so use your own discretion before watching anything I like.
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    Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin'? (Netflix-1/3/17)
    Great one to start the year! Sooo funny from beginning to end! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚/5πŸ˜‚
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    Brian Posehn: 25 X 2 (Seeso 1/5/17)
    Another really funny one from the big (but 50lbs lighter) fella. Some slightly recycled Star Wars material, but it's for a reason. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Jim Gaffigan: Cinco (Netflix 1/10/17)
    If you're looking for some good clean fun, check this one out. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚/5πŸ˜‚.
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    Neal Brennan: 3 Mics (Netflix 1/17/17)
    My favorite of the year so far. Not the funniest because of the "emotional stuff", but it's the one that I liked the most. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜₯/5πŸ˜‚ (you'll understand the rating if you watch it)
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    Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy (Netflix 1/24/17)
    Pretty good and probably worth a watch. Some of the set ups are too long for the payoff joke, but it's good. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜/5πŸ˜‚
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    Gad Elmaleh: Gad Gone Wild (Netflix 1/24/17)
    I tried. I don't speak French, and comedy doesn't work as well for me when I'm reading subtitles. It had things that read funny, so I'm guessing it would be pretty good. If any French speaking folks would like to watch this and let me know how it is, I'll gladly add your rating to the list.
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    Adam Newman: Fuzzies (Seeso 1/26/17)
    Not bad, but not "must-see" either. Give it a watch if you have an hour to waste. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜„/5πŸ˜‚
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    Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out (Netflix 1/31/17)
    Excellent stuff from Mr. Burr as always! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Joe DeRosa: You Let Me Down (Comedy Central 2/3/17)
    Very good for his first 1 hour special! Also, it was great to watch an hour of comedy that had absolutely nothing political in it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Nick Cannon: Stand Up, Don't Shoot (Showtime 2/10/17)
    Good for a few laughs. I had to rewatch it because I couldn't stop staring at the rubber boots that he was wearing the first time. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜„/5πŸ˜‚
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    Katherine Ryan: In Trouble (Netflix 2/14/17)
    She's from Canada, performing in London, and she is hilarious! Highly recommend πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Nick Di Paolo: Inflammatory (Seeso 2/16/17)
    Better than I expected. It is absolutely necessary to keep in mind that it is just comedy when watching this one because Mr. Di Paolo can be quite abrasive. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜„/5πŸ˜‚
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    Gina Yashere: Ticking Boxes (Seeso 2/16/17)
    Absolutely hilarious! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Roy Wood Jr: Father Figure (Comedy Central 2/19/17)
    Funny as hell! Excellent for his first one hour special. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Trevor Noah: Afraid Of The Dark (Netflix 2/21/17)
    Pretty good πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ. Definitely worth watching if you like his other specials. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜„/5πŸ˜‚
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    Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes (Netflix 2/28/17)
    I finally got around to watching this and it was definitely worth the wait. Really really funny stuff! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Kurt Braunholer: Trust Me (Comedy Central 3/3/17)
    This started off hilarious and high energy, had a couple of weak bits just after the middle, and completely lost me with the dancing beavers at the end. I get it, it was taped in Oregon, but it really didn't fit the rest of the special. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚ (the first 35-40 minutes, the end is about πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ™„πŸ˜/5πŸ˜‚.
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    Diane Spencer: Seamless (3/3/17 YouTube https://youtu.be/FwmJIWxr7vY) πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
    TBH, I didn't get a lot of the references because I've never been to England, but I still enjoyed most of it. Bonus points for putting it on YouTube though, and she has others there if you like her stuff. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ˜/5πŸ˜‚ (but I'm a stupid American. Brits will enjoy it more than that)
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    Amy Schumer: The Leather Special (Netflix 3/7/17)
    I liked her last one better. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜€πŸ˜€/5πŸ˜‚
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    Fahim Anwar: There's No Business Like Show Business (Seeso 3/9/17)
    I wasn't too familiar with his stuff, but I enjoyed it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Jerrod Carmichael: 8 (HBO 3/11/17)
    Adding this one early in case anyone wants to watch it when it airs. I'll update with a rating and proper picture after I see it. It should be good though, he's a very funny fella.
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    Jim Norton: Mouthful Of Shame (Netflix 3/14/17)
    Another one of those that if you like him you'll like it. He hasn't gotten less filthy over time πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    SXSW Comedy With Natasha Leggero Part 2 (Showtime 3/17/17)
    If you prefer a mixed bag of comedy, this is the show for you. The 6 headliners in this show are Natasha, Ian Edwards, Kurt Braunholer, Eliza Skinner, Emo Phillips, and Sean Patton. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Dave Chappelle: The Age Of Spin (Netflix 3/21/17)
    His material was good, but if I'm being picky, the editing was pretty bad. Just try not to look at the crowd and you will enjoy it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ™ƒ/5πŸ˜‚
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    Dave Chappelle: Deep In The Heart Of Texas (Netflix 3/21/17)
    I liked this one better than the other one. Really good stuff, but not for everyone. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5
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    Jo Koy: Live From Seattle (Netflix 3/28/17)
    Had a few good laughs mixed in with pretty average stuff. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚/5
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    Sasheer Zamata: Pizza Mind (Seeso 3/30/17)
    Pretty good. Nothing gut-bustingly hilarious though. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜/5πŸ˜‚ (full disclosure: I was in a shitty mood when I watched it so I might change that when I rewatch it)
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    Louis C.K.: 2017 (4/4/17)
    Like most of these, the content might not be for everyone. Personally I enjoyed the shit out of it. Louis doesn't waste a single motion, facial expression, or movement. Everything is a set-up or a punchline, and sometimes both. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Steve Byrne: Tell The Damn Joke (Showtime 4/7/17)
    I'm not really a fan of this dude, and this special didn't change that. I might have laughed once or twice, maybe. πŸ˜„/5πŸ˜‚
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    Lucas Bros: On Drugs (Netflix 4/18/17)
    These guys are great! I'm most impressed by the way they keep the energy high while maintaining a slow, deliberate pace. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚/5πŸ˜‚
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    Brent Weinbach: Appealing To The Mainstream (Seeso 4/20/17)
    Update: I still haven't watched this one 😬
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    There are also several on an Australian streaming service called Stan.
    I'm the interest of time and my own sanity, I'm not going to add these. If anyone is genuinely interested and plans on subscribing to Stan, I will add them.
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    Vir Das: Abroad Understanding (Netflix 4/25/17)
    Really funny and very interesting at the same time. That's usually hard to pull off, but he does it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚/5πŸ˜‚
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    Maria Bamford: Old Baby (Netflix 5/2/17)
    Fantastic and a creative way to do a special. She isn't for everyone, but if you like weird stuff and comedy about social anxiety and depression, you'll enjoy it. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚/5πŸ˜‚
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    Al Madrigal: Shrimpin Ain't Easy (Showtime 5/5/17)
    Mr Madrigal is angrier than I remember, and I like it! His closing bit is about 20 minutes long and it actually had my eyes watering because I was laughing so hard. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (HBO 5/6/17)
    Really really good! It's cool (for me anyway) to see comedians talking about serious mental health issues and still make the material very funny. He also talks about his suicide attempt, and has fun with side effects from some of the prescription drugs he's used. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚/5πŸ˜‚
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    Norm MacDonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery (Netflix 5/9/17)
    I really liked it, but as with all of these, it might not be for everyone. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚/5πŸ˜‚
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    Mark Normand: Don't Be Yourself (Comedy Central 5/12/17)
    Meh, a few good laughs, but nothing spectacular. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚/5πŸ˜‚
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    Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive (Netflix 5/16/17)
    It's Tracy Morgan, so obviously he's got some offensive stuff. It's really good though. Definitely in the top 7 of the year. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally: Summer of 69: No Apostrophe (Epix 5/19/17)
    Not a typical stand up special. Quite a few musical numbers, but it was funny, entertaining, and good. These two are ridiculously cute together. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚/5πŸ˜‚
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    Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King (Netflix 5/23/17)
    Just watch it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜±/5πŸ˜‚
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    Sarah Silverman: A Speck Of Dust (Netflix 5/30/17)
    Pretty good stuff. If you've never seen her stand up before, she's super witty and wonderfully sarcastic. She even made almost dying funny. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†/5πŸ˜‚
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    Andrew Santino: Home Field Advantage (Showtime 6/2/17)
    Pretty funny, but not super hilarious. Worth watching if you have an hour to kill. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.5/πŸ˜‚5
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    TJ Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous (HBO 6/17/17)
    I really liked this one! A lot of good laughs to be had here πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜/5πŸ˜‚
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    Rory Scovel: Tries Stand-Up For The First Time (Netflix 6/20/17)
    This fella is weird, sarcastic, and super funny. This one is definitely in the top 5 this year as far as jokes per minute. It's fast paced and I thought it was really funny. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚/5πŸ˜‚
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    Chris D'Elia: Man On Fire (Netflix 6/27/17)
    This will wrap up this list. I'll add my little stupid emoji rating to this and the other 2 that I didn't watch yet after I watch them. It is possible that I missed a couple, so feel free to mention any that I forgot in the comments, and I will add them. As always, thanks for reading! ✌🏼🀘🏼