Comedy specials taped for streaming services give fans a chance to enjoy some of the industry’s best talent. Stand-up comedians use the specials to showcase what makes them unique and often see their popularity skyrocket. A number of the most popular comedy specials were taped in Boston for the unique live experience offered in the city.

Tom Papa, one of the most well-known comedic voices in the country, will be taping a special for Netflix at the Comedy Connection in Boston on October 1st. Here are some of the best comedy specials filmed in Boston that are sure to keep you laughing.

Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape

Jim Gaffigan took the stage at the Comedy Connection in 2012 to film his second of the two specials he taped in Boston. Gaffigan proves that laughter is the best medicine in a personal story involving his wife and showcases the observational style that helped make him famous. “Noble Ape” is a special from a Boston area native you won’t want to miss.

Norm MacDonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery

Norm MacDonald’s unique delivery made him one of the top comedians in the industry and this 2017 Netflix special is one of his best. His off-kilter observations can catch the audience off guard and a little confused before they’re hit with the punchline. “Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery” is already on the top of the list for any Norm MacDonald fan and one of our all-time favorite Boston comedy shows.

Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted

Tig Notaro’s first one-hour comedy special is a light and playful set filmed in Boston in 2015. Notaro covers everything you can think of in her stand-up act. Her style sometimes borders on deadpan before snapping back to something more cheerful and funny. “Boyish Girl Interrupted” helped introduce Tig Notaro to the world from a Boston stage and is a great watch for comedy fans.

Hilarious Stand-up Comedy in Boston

Some of the funniest comedians in the industry have filmed comedy specials in Boston because of the unique setting that’s unlike anywhere else in the country. The Comedy Connection is one of the most unique venues in the city and regularly hosts the most popular stand-up comics. Seeing a show at the best Boston Comedy Club is an experience like no other and something fans are sure to enjoy. Check out our upcoming Boston Comedy schedule to see the latest shows that have been added.