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The Best Stand-up Specials of 2017

5 Shows & Movies | by Vulture

Jerrod Carmichael: 8

Jerrod Carmichael: 8

Movies

Performing in the round and engaging audience members during his act, Carmichael addresses a wide range of subjects, including Trump’s victory, climate change, supporting the troops, animal rights, being a good boyfriend and his top four fears, as well as exploring larger themes like race, politics, love and family.
Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin'

Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin'

Movies

Incisive comic Jen Kirkman gets real about women's bodies, the value of alone time and an Italian private tour guide who may have been a ghost.
Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

Movies

In her first comedy special post-health scare, Sarah Silverman shares a mix of fun facts, sad truths and yeah-she-just-went-there moments.
Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery

Norm Macdonald: Hitler's Dog, Gossip & Trickery

Movies

In this new stand-up special, Norm Macdonald delivers sly, deadpan observations from an older -- and perhaps even wiser -- point of view.
Maria Bamford: Old Baby

Maria Bamford: Old Baby

Movies

She's savagely upbeat. Lovably awkward. And full of surprises. A wildly funny trip through a one-of-a-kind comic mind.