Yearly Departed: Amazon bids farewell to 2020 with comedy special
James R | On 15, Dec 2020
Amazon Prime Video will say so long to 2020 with new comedy special Yearly Departed, and a trailer gives us a first look at the satirical eulogy.
From Executive Producer Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel), the special is hosted by multi-talented comedian Phoebe Robinson (2 Dope Queens) and will feature a lineup of all-women comedians delivering eulogies to everything from casual sex to beige plasters and everything in between that we’ve “lost” in 2020.
Yearly Departed is executive produced by Paige Simpson, David Jammy, Katy Mullan, Samantha Ressler, Nathalie Love, and Bess Kalb, with Kalb also serving as head writer. Emmy Award-nominee Linda Mendoza (Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready) is set to direct. Yearly Departed is from Amazon Studios and Done + Dusted.
“I can’t imagine a better way to lay this unfathomably awful year to rest than giving some of the world’s funniest women the last word. I’m grateful to our partners at Amazon Prime Video, We The Women, Bess Kalb and Done + Dusted for breathing life into our funeral and giving us all the opportunity to collectively heal through laughter,” said Brosnahan.
Robinson added: “I’m ready to put 2020 on fire like I’m barbequing at a Black family reunion. All kidding aside, the world is beyond stressful and confusing, so I’m honoured to help take everyone’s minds off the heaviness with some much-needed comedy while wearing a fresh wig.”
The special will debut on Amazon Prime Video on 30th December. Here’s the trailer:
Yearly Departed is available to watch online on Amazon Prime Video as part of a Prime membership or a £5.99 monthly subscription.