14 Comedy Specials by Black Comedians Released in 2022

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First if you haven’t already check out Phat Tuesdays: The Era Of Hip Hop Comedy, please check it out. While it isn’t a comedy special it speaks on Guy Torry’s Phat Tuesdays, an all-black comedy night, Phat Tuesdays at The Comedy Store in 90s Los Angeles.

READ: 28 Documentaries and Movies by Black Directors Released in 2022

Laugh your way into the New Year with these stand up comedy specials of 2022. Some you may never seen others are worth seeing more than once, either way check out the stand up comedy specials that were released this year by Black comedians below.


Comedian: Jerrod Carmichael
Stream: HBO Max


Ms. Pat: Y’all Wanna Hear Something Crazy?

Ms. Pat recalls growing up poor in Atlanta during the Reagan era, what she learned while spending five days in juvenile detention, and how her mum made her get baptized at local churches to get money.

Comedian: Ms. Pat
Stream: Netflix



David A. Arnold: It Ain’t for the Weak

First, rest in peace David A. Arnold. The comic debuted his special on Netflix ahead of his untimely and sudden passing in which he jokes about marital spats and entitled kids as he shares a behind-the-scenes look at his family.

Comedian: David A. Arnold
Stream: Netflix


Chappelle’s Home Team – Earthquake: Legendary

Earthquake shakes up the stage with his takes on “health is wealth,” prostate exams, and one particularly lengthy celebrity funeral.

Comedian: Earthquake
Stream: Netflix


Katt Williams: World War III

The comic riffs on truth, lies, chicken wing shortages, and the war on drugs, from Las Vegas.

Comedian: Katt Williams
Stream: Netflix


A Whole Me

Written and performed by Orji and shot in downtown Los Angeles, the special focuses on her evolving thoughts on friendship, dating, adulting and why guys need better friends — all of which she discusses in therapy. With a mix of stand-up and scripted vignettes, she offers her point of view on issues such as the pandemic and estate planning, as well as being the child of Nigerian immigrants and the brutal realities of dating.

Comedian: Yvonne Orji
Stream: HBO Max


What’s in a Name?

Dave Chappelle delivers a speech at his alma mater, reflecting on his comedy roots, his rise to fame, and why artists should never behave.

Comedian: Dave Chappelle
Stream: Netflix


I Said It. Y’all Thinking It.

Howery gets real on topics such as fame, fatherhood, and therapy – and performs sharp satirical takes on prominent figures in pop culture and beyond. An unparalleled showcase of Howery’s talents, Lil Rel Howery: I Said It Y’all Thinking It puts the spotlight on a star at the top of his game as he delivers a uniquely hilarious set focused on everyday issues important to the artist – and his audience.

Comedian: Lil Rel Howery
Stream: HBO


Charleen’s Boy

The comic ponders romance, racist hotel showers, post-coital bedtime prayers, and why he loves women of a certain age.

Comedian: Deon Cole
Stream: Netflix


Wish You Would

The comic jokes about learning German, speaking ill of the dead, judging people in horror movies, and ordering Indian food in Scotland.

Comedian: Trevor Noah
Stream: Netflix


Marlon Wayans Presents: The Headliners

Taped live at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, five up-and-coming comics join comedy legend Marlon Wayans for no-holds-barred stand-up.

Comedian: variety of comedians
Stream: HBO Max


Mike Epps: Indiana Mike

The comic returns to his native Indianapolis and reflects on his days as a bad baller and worse drug dealer, as well as his fond memories of his parents.

Comedian: Mike Epps
Stream: Netflix


There’s Mo to Life

Mo Gilligan breaks down his days as a broke teenager, working in retail, relationship dynamics, annoying talk show producers and more.

Comedian: Mo Gilligan
Stream: Netflix



Why Am I Like This?

Chris Redd digs into his days of living life like a music video and realizing that even if he’ll never be tall enough to dunk, he can still grow as a person.

Comedian: Chris Redd
Stream: HBO Max



F*cn Around Comedy

Snoop Dogg hosts a night of music and stand-up as he welcomes his friends — including legendary comedians Katt Williams and Mike Epps — to the stage.
Comedian: Variety
Stream: Netflix

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