New Comedy Specials and Albums to Enjoy in April 2024

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New Comedy Specials and Albums to Enjoy in April 2024

We’re only a quarter of the way through the year, and already there are several strong contenders for the best comedy specials of 2024. From Rory Scovel’s brilliant ramblings to the humorous humanity of Ramy Youssef’s More Feelings, this is an impressive year for stand-up so far. 

There are also plenty of releases to ignore—we’re not mad about Netflix platforming Jimmy Carr after his anti-Romani jokes—but below we’ve rounded up some of the specials and albums due out in April that you shouldn’t miss.


Demetri Martin: Demetri Deconstructed

Where to stream: Netflix
Release date: April 2

The first of Demetri Martin’s upcoming pair of Netflix specials is out on April 2. Shot in black and white and vaguely titled Demetri Deconstructed, the hour promises to be just as off-beat and strange as you’d expect Martin’s deadpan comedy to be. We’re eagerly looking forward to his first special since his excellent 2018 offering The Overthinker.

Liz Miele: Murder Sheets 

Where to stream: YouTube
Release date: April 2

Less than two years after her superlative hour The Ghost of Academic Future, Liz Miele is sharing her new special Murder Sheets. Miele’s been in the stand-up game since the tender age of 16, and her comedic prowess is apparent to anyone who’s seen her work. In the trailer for her new project, she riffs on being her niece’s favorite, consuming edibles, and finding herself wracked with paranoia after taking said edibles—in short, we’re sold. 

Sierra Katow: Funt

Where to stream: Prime Video and Apple TV
Release date: April 2

Sierra Katow—who’s appeared in The Sex Lives of College Girls, Raya and the Last Dragon, and The G Word with Adam Conover—releases her debut comedy special this month. Despite having a computer science degree, Katow opted for a much more tumultuous career in comedy (although considering the market and proliferation of AI, maybe it’s not such a bad choice), and frankly, we’re glad she did.

Ellie Hino: Soft Bones

Where to stream: Wherever you listen to comedy
Release date: April 5

You may not know the lovable, goofy weirdo Ellie Hino (yet!), but Maria Bamford does. Hino’s opened for Bamford on tour (as well as Atsuko Okatsuka, Dana Gould, and Bobcat Goldthwait), and at the beloved comedian’s behest “poop[ed] out” her debut album Soft Bones. Expect jokes about carnival rides, motherhood, and ADHD from the Minneapolis-based stand-up. 

Ivo Graham: Live from the Bloomsbury Theatre

Where to stream: 800 Pound Gorilla
Release date: April 5

Edinburgh Fringe veteran Ivo Graham’s new special Live from the Bloomsbury Theatre was shot at the close of his My Future, My Clutter tour run. As skeptical as I am of Eton men and posh English accents, Graham’s nerdy self-deprecation is endearing rather than grating. Plus, we here at Paste love a former Taskmaster contestant.

Ian Abramson: The Heist

Where to stream: Prime Video and Apple TV
Release date: April 9

Ian Abramson’s new comedy special isn’t just your usual hour of stand-up; he’s keeping the audience busy so a rag-tag group of criminals can pull off a heist. Seriously, though, this looks to be one of the oddest (and potentially most entertaining) releases this month, with Abramson going shirtless and shaving part of his head by the end of The Heist. Count us in.

Amy Bugg: Little Stinkers

Where to stream: Wherever you listen to comedy
Release date: April 12

Mild-mannered Canadian accountant Amy Bugg is also an uproarious comedian. If you’re not familiar with her work, be sure to check out her Just For Laughs showcase, in which she workshops a new wrestling identity and talks about something called steak soup. Needless to say, we’re excited for her debut comedy LP Little Stinkers.

Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen 

Where to stream: Netflix
Release date: April 22

If her 2022 special Power & Chaos is anything to go off of—it has some great jokes about alcohol (or lack thereof), Prince Andrew, and amateur porn—Fern Brady’s upcoming Netflix hour will be hilarious. The Scottish comic often talks about her neurodiversity (as you can guess from the new special’s title) and, like Graham, appeared on Taskmaster.

Kate Willett: Loopholes

Where to stream: Prime Video and Apple TV
Release date: April 23

Author of Dirtbag Anthropology and one-time Paste contributor Kate Willett is releasing her new special Loopholes at the end of April. Willett is known for her astute observations, which are often as crude as they are clever, and brings her razor-sharp wit to the arenas of gender, sex, and Boomer marriages in her upcoming hour.


Clare Martin is a cemetery enthusiast and Paste’s assistant comedy editor. Go harass her on Twitter @theclaremartin.

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