20. Bill Burr, Walk Your Way Out (January 31, 2017)
Coming from the wave of 2017 specials, the extra-cynical Burr trots out a fresh parade of horrible things, including a terrible but seemingly plausible method for population control and why Joseph Stalin gets overshadowed by Adolf Hitler. It's classic Burr, full of rage, exasperation, and that kind-of-deranged look on his face.
19. Colin Quinn, The New York Story (November 18, 2016)
The history-minded Quinn takes a (figurative) tour through the city's various inhabitants and vices. It's conversational, authentic, and funny, in Quinn's typical style. Now, from a former SNL "Weekend Update" anchor to a current one...
18. Michael Che, Matters (November 25, 2016)
It's not an original observation, but Che seems more in his element when riffing from his memory bank on stage than from cue cards set up in front of the "Weekend Update" desk on Saturday Night Live. In this November 2016 special, the comic cleverly covers a range of social and political issues, like gun control, homophobia, and President Trump.
17. Patton Oswalt, Talking for Clapping (April 22, 2016)
The veteran tells the tale of the worst set he ever had, in Roanoke, Virginia in 1990. It's mostly been up from there, as the jovial-while-enraged Oswalt explains with a gift for storytelling and relatable punch lines.