LOL List: Ann Flagella recommends 4 stand-up specials to stream right now


Ann Flagella wants you to add some laughs to your love list.

In an age of endless streaming and scrolling, there is no shortage of content. Access has never been easier. Comedy is no longer restricted to dingy nightclubs. Fans have an entire library of lol’s at their fingertips. With three decades of experience in the industry, no one understands this more than Ann Flagella.

As a notable tour and talent manager, Ann Flagella has partnered with some of the biggest names in the business, including Dane Cook, Kevin Hart, and Dave Chappelle. In addition to collaborating with entertainment giants like Comedy Central, Showtime, and BET, she co-produced Dungeons & Dragon: The Movie. Most recently, she served as the executive producer for The Eddie Griffin Experience, which dazzled The Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Understanding the current pulse of the industry, she ensured this show was also available for streaming as well.

Having successfully delivered this show to multiple platforms, Ann Flagella can now kick back and enjoy some laughs herself. With this in mind, she shares four of her favorite stand-up specials available for streaming right now.

Look at You (Taylor Tomlinson)

The follow-up to the smash hit Quarter-Life Crisis, Taylor Tomlinson’s “special” is truly worthy of the title. It offers gravitas and goofiness as she peels back on the curtain on her struggles over mental health and her mother’s passing. But, more than anything, it displays growth. Taylor Tomlinson weaves in personal, insightful stories without pulling a punch, which is a remarkable feat for someone so young.

Psychosexual (Joel Kim Booster)

Few are having a better year than Joel Kim Booster. After starring in Hulu’s original movie, Fire Island, and appearing in an Apple TV+ series, he commands the stage in Psychosexual. While the comedian opens up about his own sexuality, the special is really a vessel for Booster’s powerful ability to connect with his audience. Ann Flagella particularly gives props to his exceptional crowd work. Psychosexual feels energetic and spontaneous as he chats and riffs with his guests.

Don Wong (Ali Wong)

By now, Ali Wong has shed her “stand-up” label. She has transcended into a full-on star. And she has all the swagger and confidence to back it up. Don Wong hits the same beats of raunchy humor and R-rated anecdotes that fans have come to expect. Yet it doesn’t sacrifice heart. At its core, Don Wong is an honest, liberating plea for other women to share their own truths as well.

Trash White (Moses Storm)

Moses Storm knowingly challenges the conventions of the traditional, polished stand-up special. Produced by the iconic Conan O’Brien, Trash White pushes these boundaries and presents a show that is clearly creative and experimental. It’s both autobiographical and ambitious. He dives into deep-seated issues like poverty, class, race, and family dynamics in real, horrific, almost-unbelievable ways. Moses Storm flaunts absolute potential that will only improve with more practice.