Stand-up comedy to keep you laughing until the end of the year

Flight of the Conchords: Live at the London Apollo. (Photo: HBO)
Flight of the Conchords: Live at the London Apollo. (Photo: HBO)

Cape Town - Streaming platforms like Showmax and Netflix have been wonderful for South African comics in 2018. 

From Trevor Noah’s NationWild series profiling up-and-coming comedians on Showmax to Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia on Netflix, it seems the future is bright for funny people. 

And it’s not only Trevor benefitting from on-demand TV, check out this selection of local and international stand-up and comedy specials, all available to stream instantly.

CHECK OUT THE LIST HERE: (WARNING: Some of the trailers below are NSFW)

A White Christmas: A stand-up comedy special - Showmax

Christmas is all fun and games... until someone lets the comedians in! Join Schalk Bezuidenhout, Donovan Goliath, Dusty Rich and Glen Biderman-Pam in this hilarious comedy special, perfect for the end of the year.

Flight of the Conchords: Live at the London Apollo  - DStv NOW

This 2018 special is a must-watch for fans of the musical comedy duo from New Zealand. Expect some new songs, old favourites and a mad recorder solo in this excellent live performance from HBO.

Russell Brand: Rebirth - Netflix

Not everyone likes Russell Brand’s unique comedic style. He’s always one to push boundaries but is surprisingly tame in this show filmed in London as he discusses how his life has changed since becoming a dad, and chats about the state of the world in general.

Live at the Apollo - DStv NOW

Catch up on on the latest episodes of Britain’s top comedians in the Live at the Apollo series currently airing on BBC Brit. 

John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons - Netflix

Based on the Colombian-American actor’s award-winning Broadway show, this one-hour special gives viewers a crash-course in Latin history. It’s funny and you’ll learn something too. 

George Lopez: The Wall - Showmax

Stand-up master George Lopez steps up in this HBO comedy special, originally broadcast live. With no safety nets, Lopez lays it out: from Donald Trump to his family, the jokes never stop for an epic hour of comedy. (Available until 31 December).

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