There is never a bad time for a good laugh, but in 2020 some good humor is probably needed more than ever. Thankfully, BET+ has a great selection of stand-up comedy specials streaming right now that you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch.
So, wash your hands, grab your remote and stream these specials.
Preacher Lawson: Get To Know Me (2019)
In his debut stand-up special, Preacher Lawson hilariously and athletically overshares personal stories about being semi-famous, dating and being vegan.
“I was on a show called ‘America’s Got Talent.’ I lost to a 12-year-old ventriloquist, y’all. You will never know what it feels like to lose $1 Million to somebody that still has chores.”
Sommore: Chandelier Status (2013)
Sommore lights up the stage with her hilarious observations about body positivity, dating unattractive people, the keys to happy relationships and more.
“You know you’re ugly when everybody think you’re sad. My boyfriend in college was so ugly his nickname was ‘uuuugghh.’”
Bill Bellamy: Crazy Sexy Dirty (2012)
Bill Bellamy talks about unlocking his inner sex freak, getting rained on at the strip club, and baths in his stand-up special filmed at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.
“I’m gonna be honest with you, I didn’t know Michael Jackson needed a nap that bad. What is it, Propofol? I don’t even know how to say Propofol. I don’t know about y’all, but I don’t need sleep that bad. All I need to do is get a slice of peach cobbler and some sweet tea and I’ll be out for three days. I don’t want it that damn bad.”
Rickey Smiley: Open Casket Sharp (2011)
Radio personality Rickey Smiley performs his homespun humor in front of an appreciative Atlanta crowd, with an introduction by longtime friends Steve Harvey.
“Why the bass drummer [in the marching band] don’t never get no love? Big Pookie got on half a band suit, because he can’t wear the pants. He got on a band suit and sweatpants. But the band wouldn’t be nothin’ without Big Pookie.”
Eddie Griffin: Undeniable (2018)
Eddie Griffin celebrates 30 years onstage with hilarious takes on politics, relationships and religion, and gives special shout-outs to his famous friends and comedy legends.
“The one race white people think they can beat us in is the long-distance race. Train as you may, white folks, you not gonna beat them three Ethiopians. They used to running for weeks, chasing gazelles for sustenance!”