Ahead of International Women's Day this Friday, we're celebrating all the fabulous women in the entertainment industry.

For their part, among the impressive range of stand-up shows on offer, Netflix have a number of great shows from women comedians. If you're looking for a night in that will genuinely have you clutching over with laughter, check out some of these greats.

 

Ali Wong: Baby Cobra

Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

There are not one but two shows available on Netflix from the gas stand-up comedian that is Ali Wong. Wong is pregnant for both shows - the first of which she filmed while expecting her first child in 2016 and the second of which hit the streaming service last year. The shows see her go into hilarious and often graphic detail about marriage, sex, race and motherhood.

 

Iliza Shlesinger: War Paint

Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot

Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills

Iliza Shlesinger: Elder Millennial

Fans of Iliza Shlesinger have four stand-up shows by the comedian to choose from on Netflix. Of them, 'Freezing Hot' is probably the best and sees her relate anecdotes about the ridiculous and hilarious habits of girls on nights out, the madness of Pinterest (or as she refers to it, "porn for white women"), and the battle arena of dating. She parodies the craziness that is being a woman to a tee. People of a certain age are going to lose their minds laughing at 'Elder Millennial'.

 

Ellen Degeneres: Relatable

For 'Relatable', Ellen Degeneres deliver her first stand-up show since 2003 - and first ever Netflix special. The talk show host's return to her roots is at his best when DeGeneres reflects back on her career, including what it was like coming out on national television. Whether or not she's still relatable is up to the viewer. In any case, at 60 years old, she remains a phenomenal comedian.

 

Katherine Ryan: In Trouble

Based in England, born in Canada and half-Irish on her dad's side, you might recognise Katherine Ryan from her appearances on '8 out of 10 Cats', 'Mock the Week', 'Live At the Apollo' and 'A League of Their Own'. In her Netflix special, Ryan reflects on her upbringings in a small town, the perks of dating younger men, and how she once enraged a nation.

 

Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

On this side of the pond, we haven't quite learned to appreciate the treasure that is Sarah Silverman. Most people probably know her best as the voice of Vanellope in 'Wreck-It Ralph' but her Netflix stand-up show should give you an idea of why she ranks among the best women comedians. In it, she divulges in her near-death experience, delivers some tough home truths, and lands genuine, big laughs.

 

Amy Schumer: The Leather Special

Amy Schumer: Growing (coming Netflix 19 March)

Schumer's career has been quiet of late. However we reckon once her new Netflix show 'Growing' arrives - which sees the actress cover marriage, pregnancy, politics and more - she'll be the talk of the town once again. In the meantime, you can check out her show 'The Leather Special'. But be warned, if you don't like gross-out, graphic descriptions of sex and female anatomy, you'd probably best avoid it.