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Kevin James is returning to Netflix next week as you’ve never seen him before, and a new trailer gives us a taste of what’s in store.
Never Don’t Give Up sees the comic make a very rare return to the stand-up stage, filming one of his first specials since 2001. It also marks his growing relationship with the streaming platform, from his work on Adam Sandler’s projects to his own Netflix original movie, True Memoirs of an International Assassin, which was released back in 2016.
Tackling parenting, weight loss and other everyday occurrences, his new special premieres on Tuesday 24th April. Here’s the trailer – or, for more on what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in April, click here.
Kevin James to film stand-up special for Netflix
21st March 2017
Netflix is adding another big name to its stand-up comedy collection: Kevin James.
The actor may not be thought of by many as a comic, following a string of feature films, such as Paul Blart: Map Cop 2, but James is making a rare return to the stage this year to film one of his first specials since 2001.
The special, which will be released in 2018, marks a growing relationship between James and the streaming giant: he’s appearing in the next Adam Sandler Netflix original, Sandy Wexler, next month, and also released his own film, True Memoirs of an International Assassin, via Netflix last year. The actor has also gone back to the small screen properly for the first time since the nine-season-long King of Queens, with CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait given a full season order by the network.
Netflix, meanwhile, is showing no signs of slowing down its expansion into the stand-up arena, with a line-up that includes everyone from Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld to Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman. Tracy Morgan has also signed up to record a special for the SVOD service and, in a major blow to rivals HBO, Comedy Central and Showtime, today sees the worldwide premiere of two never-before-released Dave Chappelle. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 also arrived at the weekend.
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