Best stand-up comedy shows on Netflix, from Donald Glover to Iliza Shlesinger

Sometimes, you need a laugh – and in the current political climate, those can be few and far between.

Luckily, there’s always Netflix and its stand-up comedy category to grant you some escapism from your Brexit / Trump presidency worries (depending on which side of the Atlantic you live on).

From Donald Glover to Iliza Shlesinger, the streaming platform is home to some of the most entertaining, biting, and moving comedy available nowadays.

Here are the 10 best comedy shows currently featured on its catalogue, with one standout line singled out for each line.

Be warned: while each standout line aims to embody the particular style of a specific show, it doesn’t necessarily represent the funniest bit from that show. Tone, body language and comic build-up are sadly nigh-on impossible to transcribe in the written form, and will of course only be appreciated by watching the actual sketch.

Click through the gallery below to browse our top 10 best comedy shows on Netflix: