23 stand-up specials by Asian comics

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Update your watchlist with these hilarious, riveting, and tell-all stand-up specials written by Jimmy O. Yang, Zarna Garg, Jo Koy, and more.

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1. Jimmy O. Yang: Guess How Much? (2023)

54 min | Comedy

Jimmy O. Yang's first global stand-up special. The comedian delves into various topics including love languages, loser friends, and negotiating with his Asian parents.

Director: Jimmy O. Yang | Star: Jimmy O. Yang

Votes: 425

Premiering May 2 on Prime

2. Zarna Garg: One in a Billion (2023)

66 min | Documentary, Comedy

Features fiercely protective Indian immigrant mother Zarna Garg in action.

Director: Brian Volk-Weiss | Star: Zarna Garg

Votes: 473

Premiering May 16 on Prime

3. Biswa Kalyan Rath: Mood Kharaab (2023 TV Special)

52 min | Comedy

Biswa Kalyan Rath, is a comedian who used to be angry at the world. Now he is disappointed. In this special, shot in London because London is on Earth and he is a human of Earth, he ... See full summary »

Director: Kanan Gill | Star: Biswa Kalyan Rath

Votes: 355

Premiering May 5 on Prime

4. Rose Matafeo: Horndog (2020 TV Special)

55 min | Comedy

Comedian Rose Matafeo has kissed nearly 10 men in her life, AKA she's a total horndog. But what is horniness. Is it that intangible essence of excitement and adventure that has inspired ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Wiltshire | Star: Rose Matafeo

Votes: 294

Streaming on HBO Max

5. Jo Koy: Live from the Los Angeles Forum (2022 TV Special)

TV-MA | 74 min | Comedy

It follows Jo as he gushes about his relationship with his teenage son along with sharing the struggles of living with sleep apnea and much more.

Director: Shannon Hartman | Star: Jo Koy

Votes: 914

Streaming on Netflix

6. Hasan Minhaj: The King's Jester (2022 TV Special)

TV-MA | 68 min | Documentary, Comedy

Features comedian Hasan Minhaj as he shares his thoughts on fertility, fatherhood, and freedom of speech by discussing some of his recent life events.

Director: Prashanth Venkataramanujam | Stars: Hasan Minhaj, Ammad Quraishi

Votes: 2,126

Streaming on Netflix

7. Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder (2022 TV Special)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy

Follows Atsuko Okatsuka as she peels back the layers of her education as a young person, how it was to talk to strangers, and the pitfalls of being born.

Director: Tig Notaro | Star: Atsuko Okatsuka

Votes: 601

Streaming on HBO Max

8. Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual (2022 TV Special)

TV-MA | 67 min | Comedy

Joel Kim Booster's first Netflix comedy special, talking about the cultural nuances of being Asian as he gets older and much more.

Director: Doron Max Hagay | Star: Joel Kim Booster

Votes: 541

Streaming on Netflix

9. The Standups (2017– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Comedy's freshest voices take the stage in LA for six half-hour specials packed with sly jokes, hilarious anecdotes and awkward confessions.

Stars: Dan Soder, Beth Stelling, Fortune Feimster, Nikki Glaser

Votes: 1,365

Streaming on Netflix

10. Vir Das: Landing (2022 TV Special)

66 min | Comedy

Vir Das is an Indian comedian, actor and musician. In this, his fourth stand up show filmed in New York, Vir looks back at growing up in India and his move to America.

Director: Vir Das | Star: Vir Das

Votes: 987

Streaming on Netflix

11. Ali Wong: Don Wong (2022 TV Special)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy

Ali Wong discusses her deepest fantasies, the challenges of monogamy, and her feelings about single people.

Director: Nahnatchka Khan | Star: Ali Wong

Votes: 3,036

Streaming on Netflix

12. Vacation Baby (2023 TV Special)


Challenges experienced by Hari Kondabolu and his partner of having a kid during global pandemic.

Stars: Hari Kondabolu, Liz Miele

13. Ronny Chieng: Speakeasy (2022 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

Ronny shares his journey during the pandemic, race relations, cancel culture and some stories from his experiences as a comic.

Director: Sebastian DiNatale | Star: Ronny Chieng

Votes: 1,490

Streaming on Netflix

14. Russell Peters: Deported (2020 TV Movie)

67 min | Comedy

The Deported World Tour kicked off in Australia and New Zealand in February 2018 and has already traveled to over 29 cities in 20 countries and been seen by over 100,000 fans worldwide. The... See full summary »

Director: David Higby | Stars: Jason Collings, Vicky Kaushal, Taapsee Pannu, Russell Peters

Votes: 913

Streaming on Prime

15. Margaret Cho: PsyCHO (2015 TV Special)

TV-MA | 81 min | Documentary, Comedy

Comedian Margaret Cho performs in front of a live audience in this provocative and hilarious comedy special event, tackling off-limits issues from Boko Haram to female empowerment with her razor sharp insight and wit.

Director: John Asher | Star: Margaret Cho

Votes: 396

Streaming on Peacock

16. Sheng Wang: Sweet and Juicy (2022 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

Sheng Wang delivers a laid-back set on juicing, mammograms, how snoring is an evolutionary mistake and the existential angst of buying pants from Costco.

Director: Ali Wong | Star: Sheng Wang

Votes: 1,038

Streaming on Netflix

17. Yearly Departed (2020 TV Special)

Not Rated | 44 min | Comedy

Comedy special features eulogies for the year 2020 with a line-up of all-women comedians discussing everything from casual sex to beige Band-Aids and everything in between that we've "lost" in 2020.

Director: Linda Mendoza | Stars: Phoebe Robinson, Rachel Brosnahan, Tiffany Haddish, Patti Harrison

Votes: 1,252

Streaming on Prime

18. Kenny Sebastian: The Most Interesting Person in the Room (2020 TV Special)

TV-MA | 67 min | Comedy

Fusing his musical and stand-up chops, Kenny Sebastian gets analytical about frumpy footwear, flightless birds and his fear of not being funny enough.

Directors: Angshuman Ghosh, Neville Shah | Star: Kenneth Sebastian

Votes: 1,040

Streaming on Netflix

19. Kapil Sharma: I'm Not Done Yet (2022 TV Special)

54 min | Comedy

From the liquid courage behind his tweets to the sobering realities of making it in Mumbai, Kapil's pouring his heart out - with a heavy glug of humor.

Director: Sahil Chhabaria | Star: Kapil Sharma

Votes: 6,810

Streaming on Netflix

20. Romesh Ranganathan: The Cynic (2022 TV Special)

62 min | Comedy

Going back to his hometown of Crawley, England, Romesh Ranganathan will talk about vegan-ism, his kids - and offers a peek into the making of his comedy special.

Director: Benjamin Green | Star: Romesh Ranganathan

Votes: 635

Streaming on Netflix

21. Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho (2019 TV Special)

TV-MA | 62 min | Comedy

Stand-up performance of comedian Ken Jeong recorded live at Pasadena, California.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Star: Ken Jeong

Votes: 2,511

Streaming on Netflix

22. Zakir Khan: Tathastu (2022 TV Special)

94 min | Comedy

Zakir talks about his experience of growing up with his grand-father and the influence he had on his life.

Star: Zakir Khan

Votes: 3,621

Streaming on Prime

23. Aditi Mittal: Things They Wouldn't Let Me Say (2017 TV Special)

TV-MA | 62 min | Comedy

Trailblazing comic Aditi Mittal mixes topical stand-up with frank talk about being single, wearing thongs and the awkwardness of Indian movie ratings.

Director: Fazila Allana | Star: Aditi Mittal

Votes: 340

Streaming on Netflix

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