With how hard the past year and a half has been for millions of us, comedy is a wonderful relief to our daily lives and stress. It can also give us interesting insight into other people’s opinions or comedic relief on the topics that stress us out the most in the world when it comes to common modern comedians and their performances. But what comedians are truly worth the most of your time or have the best specials out for the public in 2021? Here are some of the best comedians to watch in 2021 so far and a little bit of information on their comedy.
London Hughes is quite an interesting comedian in that she puts her absolute all into her specials, often including chants, dancing, and more throughout the entirety of it. One of her most recent specials, To Catch a D*ck, ended with her collapsing on stage. She is considered a great comedian for her amazing charisma and energy on stage. Her recent special is great for those of us struggling with relationship issues as it discusses her own history with men in a brighter light.
Jolles got quite a bit of attention with his comedy special Six Parts that is available to view for almost anyone now with recordings up on YouTube, Amazon, and more. This particular special was quite easy viewing for fans because it takes place in six different places and on six different topics, with easy to digest comedy on a lot of good topics as well as an overall segmented setup that makes it a lot easier to keep short attention spans entertained. He certainly came out swinging, and many loved Six Parts so it’s likely Danny has quite a bit of 2021 success to come.
If you’re not one for stand-up comedy, Jessica Watkins released a good special to check out called SPECIALish. It focuses on her journey walking across the United States while including important lessons for herself and others from the world, plus some good stand-up in there too. It’s a perfect mix of more reflective inward thinking as well as stand-up lines that almost anyone could enjoy.
Bo Burnham has always had a pretty polarizing presence online and in his own comedy, from starting off with social media skits to more eye-opening and honest criticism formed stand-up specials. He focuses heavily on mental health, the reality of the country and modern society, and much more. Bo Burnham’s latest special, Inside, took the internet by storm with a lighter to digest way of discussing the struggles of the pandemic as well as how it impacted him and others with mental illness or struggles in their lives through songs and sketches that captivate.
Comedy is definitely a great way to relax and end or start your day, and it can be a great opportunity to take a break to sit down with your loved ones too. Laughter is an excellent form of medicine; it can reduce stress hormones in your body, improve mood, help better your brain function, release tension in your body and mind, and much more. So maybe it’s time to check out at least one of these great comedians in your next bit of downtime, if any of the best comedians to watch in 2021 happen to catch your eye.