It’s time to get your rubber chickens and haunting ventriloquist dummies ready, because Netflix has just revealed a slew of new comedy specials that will be available to stream on the app following the Netflix is A Joke: The Festival, which took place in Los Angeles recently. The deals will be available on the app over the course of many weeks.
The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand-Up Comedy will air on May 19, 2022. This event will pay tribute to some of comedy’s finest performers who have passed away. Robin Williams will be honoured by John Mulaney, Richard Pryor will be honoured by Dave Chappelle, Joan Rivers will be honoured by Chelsea Handler, and George Carlin will be honoured by Jon Stewart.
Bill Burr Presents: Friends Who Kill, a collection of curated stand-up performances, will debut on June 6. On June 7 and 12, six episodes of David Letterman’s That’s My Time will be released. Each episode will feature a different comedian, with a five-minute stand-up routine and a discussion with David Letterman. The greatest gathering of LGBTQ+ comics in history, Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration, opens on June 9. A Tribute to Bob Saget will be released on June 10 as a tribute to Saget’s life and humour.
Amy Schumer’s Parental Advisory, which premieres on June 11, will feature stand-ups chosen by Schumer. On June 13, Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends, a multi-comic special curated and presented by Davidson, will premiere on the site. Ladies Night Live, hosted by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, starts on June 14 and features an all-female roster of comedians. The F*cn Around Comedy Special, starring Snoop Dogg, will broadcast on June 16. Snoop’s original stand-up comedy will be featured, as well as sets by other renowned black comedians who performed at the festival.
Finally, on June 23, a highlight reel named Greatest of the Festival showcasing the best moments from the 11-day event will be released on the streamer.
Soon, we should see teasers and trailers for these specials, as well as additional details on other future comedy events on the streaming service, such as Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ world-record-breaking performance in front of a sold-out Dodger Stadium. The Netflix is A Joke: The Festival featured 295 shows with 336 comedians performing at over 35+ locations throughout Los Angeles, including the renowned Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory, as well as the Dodgers Stadium and others.