Netflix announces summer stand-up comedy schedule
James R | On 20, Apr 2016
Netflix continues to build its library of original stand-up specials in 2016 and this summer will see another wave of comedy shows arrive.
Comedians on the streaming giant’s slate include Ali Wong, Bo Burnham, Jeff Foxworthy with Larry The Cable Guy, Jim Jefferies and Iliza Shlesinger
All of the following will be available globally upon release:
Ali Wong: Baby Cobra – 6th May
Unapologetic and nasty mom-to-be Ali Wong desperately wanted a conventional life. Baby Cobra is Wong’s hilarious journey of how hard she worked to find Mr. Perfect, get married, buy a house and have a baby. But it all didn’t exactly turn out how she planned. And while Wong complains that feminism is the worst thing that’s ever happened to women, what’s more empowering than being the first and only comic to film a 1-hour stand up special 7-months pregnant?
Bo Burnham: Make Happy – 3rd June
Bo Burnham delivers a dizzying blend of stand-up, music, and theatre in this hilarious and wholly originally comedy special, filmed at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.
Jim Jefferies: Freedumb – 1st July
Jim Jefferies’ second Netflix special, Freedumb unleashes his signature, unapologetic take on a variety of topics that range from personal stories including how he is coping with fatherhood to political and social commentary about religion, freedom and even Bill Cosby. Recorded in front of a sold out audience at Nashville’s James Polk Theater.
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking… – 26th August
Grammy Award-nominated stand-up comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy take the stage to bring their distinctive brand of comedy to a sold out crowd at the historic Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. The show features solo performances by both comedians, as well as an encore, as the pair comes together for an audience Q&A.
Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills – 23rd September
Filming on Saturday 23rd April at The Vic in Chicago, IL, smart, straight-talking Iliza Shlesinger returns to Netflix with her second original special.
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