Joe List S2, E1: From middle school taunts to stolen teeth and humbling moments at the gym, Joe List shows off his knack for turning humiliation into inspired comedy.
It takes time and hard work for comics to reach the point of their careers where they are household names -- if they ever achieve that stature. Prior to reaching that level of fame, comics usually spend a lot of time in comedy clubs honing their craft and trying to get noticed by others in the industry who can help boost their profile. A big step in gaining a higher profile is getting a TV special. "The Standups" gives some of comedy's freshest voices such a stage. Each half-hour episode of the Netflix-original series showcases an up-and-coming comic -- including Nikki Glaser, Dan Soder and Kyle Kinane -- who regales audiences with sly jokes, hilarious anecdotes and awkward confessions.