Wyatt Cenac: Brooklyn stand-up released on Netflix UK in October
James R | On 09, Sep 2014
Wyatt Cenac’s new stand-up special, Brooklyn, will be released on Netflix UK in October.
The show will premiere on the Internet TV service on the same day as a limited edition vinyl LP is released, as Netflix continues to become the VOD platform of choice for stand-up comedy. Indeed, the site has just added Jim Jefferies’ Bare and has a host of other US comics arriving in the coming months.
Wyatt’s special is entitled Brooklyn in part because it was recorded in Brooklyn at Union Hall, a mainstay of the New York comedy scene for the last decade, but also largely due to the fact that Wyatt doesn’t enjoy thinking up titles for things. In it, Wyatt spends his time sharing his observations, ranging from the weirdness of adults giving each other hickies to watching the neighbourhood where his grandmother lived for decades become the backdrop for at least three network sitcoms, a cop drama and probably a reality show about cheesemongers. In keeping with the DIY spirit that has turned Brooklyn into an adjective, the show is directed by Cenac himself and features puppets as well as cameos from comedian Eugene Mirman (Bob’s Burgers) and Gbenga Akinnagbe from The Wire.