15 Best Raunchy Comedies On Netflix

These are not for the faint of heart.

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Oh, how spoiled we've become! We want our drama top notch, our horror on tap, our streaming service dirt cheap and our comedy raunchy. Here's one thing we can agree on: when there's absolutely nothing on, we search for comedy, especially the best comedies on Netflix.

It's that brainless, thought-free promise of humor that exists to take us to some random fit of laughter that will hopefully lift us out of our mood. And though I'd prefer to watch stand up, there are plenty of raunchy comedies on Netflix.


Rom-coms, comedy series, cartoon comedy, raunchy intelligent comedy — it's all there, though it's a definite crap shoot for what is actually good. I find there's way more bad than good in the comedy department, but there are a few of the best comedy shows on Netflix that are worth catching.

Most recently, I've been lurking and loitering in the alleys of raunchy, intelligent comedy. This is what's made my list of "Well, I guess this is good enough to share..." I kid! But this is my list of what you need to watch now if you're looking for comedy, both raunchy and otherwise.

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1. Amy Schumer: Growing

She's preggers and just as threatening as you'd imagine. Look, she's Amy Schumer, so you either love everything she does or you hate it. But love her or hate her, she packs a punch and she is unafraid, and this is the kind of woman we need in comedy right now.

2. Arrested Development (new season)

I'm not going to say this is great, but it is worthwhile. With Jason Bateman leading up this classic cast, this latest season is filled with stupid laughs, the occasional thoughtful bit, and a whole lot of old school gags that are sure to make you chuckle... if you've vaped enough weed, that is.


3. Ricky Gervais: Humanity

I love Ricky Gervais for several reasons: he loves animals like no one else on earth, and he was hilarious in the video with David Bowie. I couldn't get him at first, but I kept on giving him a chance.

Humanity is Gervais' very biting way of getting back at our stupidity. This is a very smart man here and his comedy is dry, offensive and truthfilled. Watch Humanity for a raunchy kick in the head.

4. Russian Doll

It's Groundhog Day in this dark, weird little sci-fi comedy, and the sex, drugs and rock-n-roll are part of the scenery, in abundance. I honestly expected something a little more Russian, but there was only one reference, in the form of a nesting doll.


Still, in all, the heroine of the show, Nadia, is good at coming back from the dead, again and again, to bring us sarcastic laughs.

5. Santa Clarita Diet

This is the darkest thing on Netflix right now, but it's also the funniest series I've ever seen. Now, that's because I die of laughter watching blood and gore  and vomit... and body parts. Yeah, it's got just about all the vileness there is.

But with Timothy Olyphant and magnificent Drew Barrymore at the helm of this zombie-com, you'll find the grossness absolutely irresistible!


6. Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out

I'm into this cynical, no-nonsense stand-up routine, and Bill Burr is just so nervy and hilarious. Every once in a while you get that a comedian just doesn't care about the consequences of what he says, and man, oh man, is Bill Burr ever that guy.

Prepare to clutch your pearls, grandma. You're in for a bumpy one, here.

7. Norsemen

I guess this series is a take off on Vikings, which happens to be a brilliant show about... Vikings. Norsemen delivers the stupid laughs. Lots of prat falls, shaky, hand-held camera angles, and goofy accents that no one understands.


Norsemen is like the backstage to Vikings — the green room by the fjords, where instead of fighting for the crown, they fight for who gets to sit on the herring. Goofy, stupid fun.

8. Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh

It's always hit or miss with Sandler, and after experiencing so many of his misses, it's like taking a chance when you invest time in one of his specials. In this case, 100% Fresh is excellent.

It's actually fresh! The jokes are relevant, not played out standards. He's singing, he's crazy, he's brilliant, and he's hysterically funny. He proves you can last in this business.


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9. Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark

Because, well... because he's adorable. But he's also smart and on point. The host of The Daily Show can always hold his own, because he's got this mania, this energy in his adorable person, and he lets it out in so many clever ways.

He's the host of The Daily Show for a reason, but take him off the script and give him stand-up time, and he's a true star.


10. Dumplin'

Forever and ever, I've had this weird problem with Jennifer Aniston. I don't even know why, but she always bothered me, as if I thought she never deserved the fame she got. Well, I'm an idiot, as we all know, and Ms. Aniston is so good in this amazingly delightful movie that is sort of a living homage to Dolly Parton.

The name is not the lure here; Danielle MacDonald, the young lead actress here, is. So good, a must see movie!

11. Austin Powers: Goldmember

“There's only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures and the Dutch.” This classic line can be found in this silly movie, and it is worth waiting for it.


Michael Caine's delivery is perfection, and if you can stomach the Austin Powers franchise, this one is right up there with the best. Raunchy does it.

12. Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive

I'm sorry, I still think this guy is funny, even though he did something weird. Not sure what he was accused of, but I try to separate the talent from the person with the talent.

Aziz plays the part of the victim, as well as being very good at being the finger-pointer. He's a smart performer who uses his real life experience as a vehicle for our goading laughter.


13. Louis CK: Live at the Comedy Store

Another of the deplorables, but still, he's a funny guy, and I'm apparently not the only one who thinks so, as his audiences are packed with people splitting a gut over his every word. Forget that he's a menace to society; if you can separate that from his work as a comedian, then you'll be rolling on the floor laughing at this Comedy Store special.

14. Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry

I have to admit, I'm kind of over self-berating comedy. I mean, everyone does it these days and it's become predictable. However, Fluffy Gabriel Iglesias is just one of those physical comedians that needs his food and fat boy jokes to keep his crowd happy.

He's so damned funny too, and even though he's putting himself down for our pleasure, he lets us know very effectively that he's large and definitely in charge.


15. Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

After five minutes on this show, you'll find yourself slack jawed and gasping. Clever, feminist issues drive this interesting speaker, and while one would consider her show "comedy," it's much deeper than the laughs you may get.

You'll be thinking, reconsidering and wondering about many things during this special. This is someone who needs to be heard, and I'm glad Netflix made this possible. Bring Hannah Gadsby into your life!

To avoid...

Ellen Degeneres: Relatable


Yes, relatable if you think comedy is all about being boring...

Chris Rock: Tambourine

After he spoke about the joy of killing children, I dropped out.


Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho

You complete me? No. The title was the funniest part of this super-boring comedy special.

Seth Rogan's Hilarity for Charity

How much Seth Rogan can one take in a life time? This show gives you the last portion.

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Dori Hartley is primarily a portrait artist. As an essayist and a journalist, she can be read in The Huffington Post, ParentDishYourTango, The Daily Beast, Psychology Today, More Magazine, XOJaneMyDaily and The Stir. Her art books ‘Beauty’, ‘Antler Velvet’, and 'Mads Mikkelsen: Portraits of the Actor' are all available on Amazon.

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