Friday, March 6, 2020

Netflix is a Joke Comedy Festival, LA (video) via; Editors, Wisdom Quarterly

Netflix is big on stand up comedy. Now it's looking to present comedy IRL. The Netflix Is A Joke Fest (, a weeklong comedy festival, comes to Los Angeles this spring. Tickets on sale today.

The festival promises over 100 shows with many of the biggest names in comedy, and it kicks off on April 27th.

Los Angeles' Jimmy Dore (KPFK 90.7 FM)
Comedians include Dave Chappelle, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Seinfeld, Pete Davidson, Jamie Foxx, Arsenio Hall, Norm Macdonald, David Letterman, Amy Schumer, Michelle Wolf, Iliza, and Ali Wong. All are slated to perform live. They'll take the stage in venues like The Hollywood Bowl, Wilshire Ebell Theater, The Regent, and The Orpheum Theater.

One event, "The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand Up," will feature comedy by Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, and Wanda Sykes.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin of Grace and Frankie will host an evening of stand up with an all-female lineup.

Netflix has invested heavily in comedy specials, and it has tons of great talent to work with. Creating an in-person experience makes sense for live comedy, but this is still a big step for Netflix. More

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