Bill Cosby and Bill Burr join new slate of Netflix original stand-up comedy
James R | On 14, Aug 2014
Bill Cosby and Bill Burr are part of Netflix’s new slate of original stand-up comedy.
The four new specials, which the Internet TV company announced today, join the previously announced October 10th Chelsea Handler one-Hour comedy special, Uganda Be Kidding Me Live. Jim Jefferies and Chelsea Peretti will join the diverse group stand-up specials, which will be released in all Netflix territories.
“Jim Jefferies, Chelsea Handler, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti are some of the funniest comedians of our time who will have our viewers in stitches,” said Lisa Nishimura, vice president of original documentary and comedy programming at Netflix. “We are thrilled to bring this diverse slate of talent and their unique, multi-faceted and hilarious points of view exclusively to our members around the world.”
Here’s what on the way:
Jim Jefferies: BARE – Friday 29th August
Filmed live at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Jim Jefferies is back and as fired up as ever in his newest comedy special. No-one is safe from Jim’s hilarious and shocking observations about politics, new fatherhood, orgies and Neil Diamond. The show follows Jefferies’ successful live, international Day Streaming Tour.
Uganda Be Kidding Me Live – Friday 10th October
Chelsea Handler headlines her first stand-up special exclusively for Netflix, the culmination of Handler’s wildly popular international stand-up comedy tour in support of her fifth New York Times no.1 Bestseller, Uganda Be Kidding Me. Using personal photos to enrich her stories and comedy, Handler regales the audience with absurd tales of her global travels and the ridiculous characters in her life, all the while offering her signature unabashed opinions on subjects ranging from her expectations of sexual partners, to the very real problem of dolphin rape.
One of the Greats – Friday 14th November
Chelsea Peretti brings a reimagining of the hour-long special in One of the Greats. Her unique delivery, writing, physicality, and mind shine in this dark yet silly, tightly-constructed material, filmed live at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The production opens a new window into the voice of the Brooklyn 99 star and showcases her diverse talents as an actor, standup, writer, and motorcycle enthusiast.
Bill Cosby – Friday 28th November
In Bill Cosby’s latest special, Bill Cosby 77, he brings his singular point of view and comedy to his favourite topics, relationships, marriage and children. Recorded at the SF Jazz Center in San Francisco on Cosby’s 77th birthday and directed by Robert Townsend, the concert will premiere only on Netflix at 12:01 am PST on Friday 28th November.
Bill Burr – Friday 5th December
Bill Burr takes to the stage of the Tabernacle in Atlanta for his fourth hour-long special, I’m Sorry You Feel That Way. Join him as he escapes the zombie apocalypse in his getaway helicopter, explores how nothing ruins great sex like a rom-com, and explains how too many childhood hugs may be the downfall of man. The special is a follow-up to Burr’s previous stand-up performances, You People Are All the Same, which is currently streaming on Netflix.