Netflix has announced premiere dates for its upcoming slate of new original stand-up comedy specials.
All of the new titles will be available globally upon release.
Of note with respect to this blog’s interests are:
— “Cedric the Entertainer: Live from the Ville” which premieres on Friday, September 16, 2016. In the special, Cedric brings the laughs to Nashville, taking hilarious aim at the aggressive lyrics of today’s rap artists, raising kids in the Snapchat generation, and Obama’s legacy. The “Original King of Comedy” played to a packed house at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
— “Michael Che Matters” premieres Friday, November 25, 2016. The “SNL” Weekend Update co-anchor and former “Daily Show” correspondent brings down the house with his laid-back style as he tackles society’s most controversial actions through his hilarious prism at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.
— “Reggie Watts: Spatial” premieres Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The comedian and musician brings viewers along on a one-of-a-kind surrealist experimental comedy adventure. The completely improvised show weaves together sketches, short stories, and dream sequences creating a unique experience. Filmed live on a soundstage in Los Angeles, Watts waxes poetic about flight, grits, and guns.
Other specials in the lineup include the following:
— “Russell Peters: Almost Famous” – Premieres Friday, October 7, 2016. Russell Peters is back and as fearless as ever in his newest comedy special, ‘Almost Famous.’ In front of a sold out audience in Toronto, Canada, Peters makes a triumphant return focusing on his two favorite subjects: family and race.
— “Joe Rogan: Triggered” – Premieres Friday, October 21, 2016. Joe Rogan takes to the stage to unleash his inquisitive and intense comedic style at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco where he explores everything from raising kids and Santa Claus to pot gummies and talking to dolphins.
— “Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60” – Premieres Friday, November 4, 2016. Emmy Award-winning comedian and “SNL” star Dana Carvey makes quite the impression with his distinctive brand of comedy in his new, outrageously funny stand-up special filmed at the The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA.
— “Colin Quinn: The New York Story” – Premieres Friday, November 18, 2016. “SNL” veteran Colin Quinn delivers a taping of his sold out off-Broadway show to Netflix for his second stand-up special. In front of a crowd of fellow locals, Quinn presents the history of New York and the different groups who shape the personality of the city. Quinn’s show was filmed at the Schimmel Center in New York City and is directed by Jerry Seinfeld.
— “Gabriel lglesias: I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry” – Premieres Tuesday, December 20, 2016. One of the most popular comedians in the world with sell out concerts in over 24 countries, this special marks Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ Netflix original stand-up comedy debut and sixth comedy special. Watch as Fluffy reflects on his life and more before a sold out house in Chicago, IL.
Source: Shadow And Act