Adam Sandler is returning to his old stomping ground this October, with a new stand-up special.
The comedian and actor will be reuniting once again with Netflix, where he inked a deal for four original movies, including Sandy Wexler, The Ridiculous Six and The Do-Over. Last year, Netflix said subscribers had streamed over half a billion hours of Sandler’s work. But while he’s on familiar territory with the streaming service, this new special marks his first time behind the stand-up mic since the 1990s.
The comedy special was filmed earlier this year with Steven Brill (Little Nicky) behind the camera – although Paul Thomas Anderson is also understood to have helmed a portion of the set.
The special is titled Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh, either emphasising the actor’s return-to-his-roots to pen brand new material or a playful nod to his reputation on Rotten Tomatoes: his Netflix movies ratings on the reviews aggregator range from 0% (The Ridiculous Six) and 5% (The Do-Over) to 23% (The Week Of) and 29% (Sandy Wexler). However, Paul Thomas Anderson’s involvement may also be cause for optimism: his Punch-Drunk Love, which starred Sandler in one of his best performances, holds an 80% Rotten Tomatoes rating, although its topped by the 93% held by Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).
Either way, the first teaser video for the stand-up special is leaving us guessing as to whether his return to stand-up will pay off or not. What it does tell us is that we don’t have to wait long to find out what the end result is. Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh debuts on Netflix on 23rd October.
Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh is available on Netflix UK, as part of £7.99 monthly subscription. New episodes arrive weekly on Tuesdays.
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