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COLIN QUINN: UNCONSTITUTIONAL (Netflix)
We the people have made Colin Quinn omnipresent right now: He’s earning raves as Amy Schumer’s father in Trainwreck; just published his first tome, The Coloring Book; and is starring in a new off-Broadway show, New York Story. Now his last one-man show, Unconstitutional (filmed at New York’s Tarrytown Music Hall), is available on Netflix. In it, the stand-up dissects the U.S. Constitution in 70 irreverent minutes. All hail the Mighty Quinn!
DEMETRI MARTIN: LIVE (AT THE TIME) (Netflix)
It’s another new stand-up special, this one featuring the post-modern musings of Comedy Central veteran Demetri Martin. His far-flung topics include screwdrivers, the words “nope” and “folks,” hairless cats and walrus vampires. Oh, and he sings and plays acoustic guitar, too. The show was shot at Washington D.C.’s Lincoln Theater — and no, that’s not a joke.
THE HOTWIVES OF LAS VEGAS: SEASON 3 (Hulu)
The reality parody rolls on with The Office alum Angela Kinsey and Happy Endings survivor Casey Wilson reprising their roles as Sin City’s tackiest denizens (and that’s saying something). This season, watch for a cameo by Keegan-Michael Key and a scene in which Kinsey’s “First Lady” Stephanie wrestles Wilson’s pregnant Jenfer — while she’s pole-dancing. Way to keep it classy, ladies.
DECTECTORISTS: SEASON 1 (Acorn)
A veteran of the original U.K. version of The Office, Mackenzie Crook, co-stars with Toby Jones (who’s played everyone from Alfred Hitchcock to Truman Capote) in this British sitcom about a pair of eccentrics who spend the day searching the countryside for treasures with metal detectors. It’s been a big hit in Britain, and a second season has already been ordered.
Jurassic World meets Transformers in this new animated series based on Chris Gail’s best-selling books about a prehistoric race of reptools: half-dinosaur, half-construction vehicles with names like Ty Rux (part Tyrannosaurus Rex, part excavator) and Dozeratops (part Triceeratops, part bulldozer). For another way to channel your inner vehicle-loving child, check out the new movie Hot Wheels: The Skills to Thrill on Netflix.
Currently Senior Articles Editor for Closer Weekly, Bruce Fretts has written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide, Emmy Magazine, Fast Company, and Vulture.com. You can follow him on Twitter @brucefretts.