MIKE BIRBIGLIA'S 'THANK GOD FOR JOKES'
HANNAH GADSBY'S 'NANETTE'
Both available on Netflix
Stand-up comedy may be a well-worn art form, but every once in a while a voice emerges with something so poignant to say it transcends a moment of laughter into a moment that could change everything.
Both Mike and Hannah have been at the top of their game in the comic world for years , but their latest respective specials take things to a new level. Laughter comes with tears and contemplation. Hidden within the jokes are stories and thoughts that cut right to the heart of life and our humanity. As either special is only an hour long you would be silly to not drop whatever "Law & Order" re-run you may be watching for a night to experience something truly special.