Netflix has become the ultimate platform to watch comedy specials.
Included in it’s latest releases and ones to come are Seth Rogen, Ellen Degeneres, Dave Chapelle and Ricky Gervais. They are constantly upping their game and bringing comedians out of their retirement to perform a special for the platform.
Now, Netflix has announced they’re going to release 47 half-hour comedy specials all in the one day in 2019.
They are partnering up with Montreal’s ‘Just For Laughs’ comedy festival, as well as events in Brazil, India, Germany and the Netherlands to film the stand-up specials. The comedians that will feature are from US, UK, France, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle East and more.
.@Netflix is bringing the comedy festival experience to your living room! These stellar comedians from around the globe will be recording specials at #JFLMTL, set to premiere in 2019 on Netflix! Use your pass to see them in person. https://t.co/BmyJcI6AS0 pic.twitter.com/Fy7IlVNI3v
— Just For Laughs (@justforlaughs) July 10, 2018
“Few things are better than discovering a new comedian you love,” said Netflix’s Lisa Nishimura. “With this event, we’re creating a true comedy festival experience for our members where they can scour the globe from home to find some of the freshest voices in comedy.”
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Morake is set to become the first African female stand-up comedian to have her own set on Netflix.
She will be one of 47 comedians to star in an upcoming (yet to be titled) event series for Netflix which will premiere in 2019. pic.twitter.com/l7eCgvhJqH
— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) July 10, 2018
Some of the comedians that will be featured in this launch are Chris D’Elia, Neal Brennan and Nicole Byerfrom from the US, the UK’s Nish Kumar, Joel Dommett, Shirley Souagnon and Jason Brokerss from France, and Loyiso Madinga, Ivan Decker and Moayad Alnefaie from Africa, Canada and the Middle East, respectively, and loads more. See below for the full list.
— Ellie Taylor (@EllieJaneTaylor) July 12, 2018
Two additional comedians to be announced
K. Trevor Wilson