Netflix Announces Seven Comedy Specials Coming Soon

Specials due from Ali Wong, Bert Kreischer, Deon Cole, Fortune Feimster, Gabriel Iglesias, Jo Koy And Michelle Buteau

Netflix announced seven comedy specials today as a kickoff to Netflix Is A Joke Fest in Los Angeles which runs through May 12th.


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May 1 2024 – Netflix announces seven comedy specials coming soon.

Ali Wong:

Ali Wong will tape her new special on May 4th at Netflix Is A Joke Fest during her residency at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. Ali's previous specials, Don Wong (2022), Hard Knock Wife (2018) and Baby Cobra (2016), as well as her Emmy winning performance in the drama series BEEF, can all be found on Netflix. Ali can also be seen in Netflix's Always Be My Maybe, and lends her voice to Netflix's Ask the StoryBots, Ada Twist, Scientist, and Emmy winning adult animated comedy Big Mouth.

Bert Kreischer:

A new special from Bert "The Machine" Kreischer, which is the first of his previously announced two-special deal that will tape at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, FL on July 5th, 6th and 7th. This will mark Kreischer's fourth and fifth specials with Netflix following ratings blockbuster Razzle Dazzle (2023), Hey Big Boy (2020), and Secret Time (2018). Kreischer also starred in and produced the Sony Pictures film, The Machine, which premiered in theaters spring of 2023, based on his signature stand up set. Both his special The Machine (2016) and the film are streaming on Netflix.

Deon Cole:

Deon Cole will tape his latest comedy special at Netflix Is A Joke Fest on May 2nd at The Los Angeles Theater in Los Angeles, CA. This special will mark Deon's third special with Netflix, following Charleen's Boy (2022) and Cole Hearted (2019). He can also be seen in season one of Netflix's multi-comic series The Standups (2017).

Fortune Feimster:

Fortune Feimster will launch a new comedy special later this year, which marks her third special with Netflix, following Good Fortune (2022) and Sweet & Salty (2020). She can also be seen in Standout: An LGBTQ+ Celebration, which was taped at Netflix Is A Joke Fest in 2022, as well as season one of the multi-comic series The Standups (2017), and the dramedy FUBAR, which are all currently streaming on Netflix.

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias:

Two new comedy specials from Gabriel Iglesias will mark his fourth and fifth specials with Netflix. The first of two comedy specials will tape later this year at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL July 12th-14th. This comes following the success of Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: Stadium Fluffy (2022), where Iglesias made history as the first comedian to perform at and sellout the largest MLB stadium in the US as part of Netflix Is A Joke Fest 2022, as well as Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: One Show Fits All (2019) and Gabriel Iglesias: I'm Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry (2016). Iglesias also starred in and executive produced his multi-cam comedy series Mr. Iglesias, which is streaming on Netflix.

Jo Koy:

Coming soon is a new special from Jo Koy, which was taped at The Kings Theater in Brooklyn, NY in November 2023. This marks Koy's fifth special with Netflix, following Live From The Los Angeles Forum (2022), Comin' In Hot (2019), and Live From Seattle (2017), in addition to his variety special In His Elements (2020).

Michelle Buteau:

This latest comedy special with Michelle Buteau, which will tape at Radio City Music Hall this summer, will be Buteau's second special with Netflix, following Welcome to Buteaupia (2020). She also EPs, writes, and stars in the critically acclaimed Netflix comedy series Survival of the Thickest, which has been renewed for a second season. Buteau hosts the social media competition show The Circle, whose sixth season just premiered on Netflix, and the mouthwatering competition Barbecue Showdown.


About Netflix is a Joke Fest

The biggest comedy festival in North America is back and bigger than ever. Produced by Netflix in association with Live Nation, the star-studded celebration of comedy from May 1 - May 12, 2024 will feature over 500 live stand-up shows, special events, table reads, sketch and more with the best comedians and artists in the world. For 12 days, the comedy community will take over more than 35 of LA's most beloved landmarks such as Hollywood Bowl, The Greek, The Dolby, The Forum, The Palladium, Orpheum Theatre and The Wiltern as well as historic comedy venues including The Hollywood Improv, Largo, Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store.

Just some of the names included in the 2024 Netflix is a Joke Fest include: Ali Wong, Atsuko Okatsuka, Anthony Jeselnik, Bert Kreischer, Beth Stelling, Bill Burr, Brett Goldstein, Cedric the Entertainer, Celeste Barber, Chelsea Handler, Chris Rock, Craig Robinson, Daniel Tosh, Dane Cook, David Letterman, Demetri Martin, Deon Cole, Earthquake, Fortune Feimster, Hannah Berner, Hannah Gadsby, Heather McMahan, Iliza Shlesinger, Jason Mantzoukas, Jeff Ross, Jerry Seinfeld, Jessi Klein, Jessica Kirson, Joel Kim Booster, John Mulaney, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Jim Jefferies, Jimmy Carr, Justin Willman, Katherine Ryan, Katt Williams, Kevin Hart, Kountry Wayne, Kumail Nanjiani, Leanne Morgan, Leslie Jones, Luenell, Mae Martin, Mark Normand, Matteo Lane, Matt Rife, Maya Rudolph, Michelle Buteau, Mike Birbiglia, Mike Epps, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, Nate Bargatze, Nicole Byer, Nick Kroll, Nikki Glaser, Patton Oswalt, Phil Rosenthal, Rachel Bloom, Ralph Barbosa, Ronny Chieng, Roy Wood Jr., Ryan Hamilton, Sam Jay, Sarah Silverman, Sebastian Maniscalco, Seth Rogen, Shane Gillis, Sheng Wang, Stavros Halkias, Taylor Tomlinson, Tim Dillon, Tim Robinson, Tom Brady, Tom Papa, Tom Segura, Trevor Noah, Wanda Sykes, Will Smith (the Dodger).

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May 2, 2024 4:31am ET by Newsdesk  

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