Netflix Is Hosting a Comedy Festival in LA With Some of the World’s Greatest Comedians
With all that’s going on in the world, it can be tough to find a moment of levity. Luckily for all of us, Netflix is still here to make us laugh.
This week, the streaming service announced its newest venture, a week-long comedy festival in Los Angeles called Netflix Is A Joke Fest. Produced in association with Live Nation, the laugh-filled celebration will take place from April 27 - May 3 at more than 20 venues across the city and feature live stand-up shows from several comedy legends.
According to a statement from Netflix, featured comedians will include Ali Wong, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, Jamie Foxx, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence, Sebastian Maniscalco, and the cast of Schitt’s Creek.
“It's our honor to transform LA for one week into the funniest place on earth,” Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, said in a statement. “This festival is a unique celebration of the art of comedy, and the role it plays in reflecting our lives and defining culture. It's a chance for comedy lovers to come together and see their favorite artists as well as discover new ones, and for us to be able to share the electricity and excitement of the festival in Los Angeles with Netflix members around the world.”
Beyond the above performances, Netflix explained the festival will also include a special stage for STAND OUT: An LGBTQ+ Celebration with headliners Alan Carr, Hannah Gadsby, Margaret Cho, Rosie O'Donnell, Sandra Bernhard, and Wanda Sykes.
For the final act, Netflix will close the festival on May 3 with The Hall, an inaugural hall of fame event honoring the greats of stand-up comedy. The above greats will pay tribute to comedy legends George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, and Robin Williams while inducting them each in the hall of fame.
Tickets for all events across the festival will go on sale on Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time at www.NetflixIsAJokeFest.com. But, if you want in you better grab tickets fast as an event like this is bound to sell out in minutes.