Childrens Hospital - Season 3

All the things that made this show work came into some kind of mystical, sacred balance in Season 3. Even the worst episodes are brutally, unforgivingly funny.

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Jen Kirkman - I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)

I'd never really heard of Jen Kirkman until I started listening to Pod F. Tomkast, where the funniest part of the show was when the host would call her up and she would tell a ten minute story that had me in tears every time. That lead me to watching this, which turned her into one of my all-time favourite comedians.

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The Standups - Season 1

Beth Stelling and Deon Cole are hilarious. The rest are fine.

The Sarah Silverman Program - Season 1

It's hard to explain how good this is. Imagine a vulgar cartoon, like South Park or all the ones they've been putting on Netflix, but imagine it without the self-importance and/or lazy snarkiness. Imagine it with characters you like, instead of punchline delivery machines. And the head writer is Dan Harmon, of Ricky and Morty and Community. If that sounds appealing to you at all, then go out and watch this and you will not be disappointed.

Children's Hospital Season 2

Slightly funnier than season 1, but not the comedy freight train it became in season 3.

It's absolutely mind-blowing to think that this parody of Grey's Anatomy ran its full seven seasons and ended over two years ago, while Grey's still blindly stumbles on, killing off characters as fast as they're introduced.

Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017)

I genuinely think that Maria Bamford is one of the funniest people around right now, along with being a remarkably talented voice actress. That being said, her act has gotten more and more avant-garde over the years, and her jokes are now so disjoined that I have a really hard time enjoying her comedy anymore. I'd probably have given this a perfect rating if I had watched this special in five minute daily intervals.