Netflix reveals first clip of The Characters
Staff Reporter | On 17, Feb 2016
From Judd Apatow’s Love to the second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix continues to expand its line-up of original comedy series. One of the most intriguing, though, is The Characters, a show that gives eight up-and-coming comedians an episode of their own to play with.
“No rules. No limits. No one else would do this,” claims the streaming site, with some justification; the premise is closer to a sketch festival or comedy club than a TV show. With comedians allowed to do anything with any characters they choose, it’s hard to know what to expect.
Now, though, Netflix has unveiled our first taste of what’s in store with a glimpse of the episode by Natasha Rothwell. The rest of the bill includes Kate Berlant, Dr. Brown, Paul Downs, John Early, Lauren Lapkus, Tim Robinson and Henry Zebrowski. Even if Rothwell’s stylings aren’t to your taste, then, there’s a good chance there’ll be something else on offer that will tickle your funny bone.
All episodes of the show will be released on Friday 11th March.