Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Luenell, Ali Wong, Tom Brady Among ‘Netflix Is a Joke’ Festival Headliners

Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Luenell, Ali Wong, Tom Brady are among the stars set to take the stage at the 2024 Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival in Los Angeles in May 2024. (Credit: Deposit Photos)

“Netflix Is a Joke Fest” is returning to Los Angeles in 2024, with some of the biggest names in comedy, and a few sports legends, on the roster.

Netflix announced the list of headliners on Wednesday, Dec. 13, with Kevin Hart, Leslie Jones, Luenell, Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, Jon Stewart, Marlon Wayans, Ali Wong, and Trevor Noah, all scheduled to take the stage.

Chris Rock will host table reads of his favorite films featuring an all-star talent line-up.

Jeff Ross will lead the taping of a roast of NFL star Tom Brady titled “The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady.”

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Cedric the Entertainer and Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star catcher Will Smith are putting together “Dodgers Comedy Night,” benefiting at-risk and low-income youth.

Other headliners include Anthony Jeselnik, Craig Robinson, Daniel Tosh, Dane Cook, Deon Cole, Katt Williams, Kumail Nanjiani, Maya Rudolph, Mike Epps, Patton Oswalt, Ronny Chieng, Roy Wood Jr., Seth Rogen, and Tim Robinson.

The gathering is scheduled to run from May 2 to May 12, 2024, and will feature over 300 shows at 35 venues.

“We have the privilege of working with comedians who are selling out arenas, winning awards and building fandoms in the millions,” Robbie Praw, Netflix’s vice president of stand-up and comedy formats, said in a statement.

“In the 10 years that we’ve been doing stand-up we’ve seen the art form reach levels we didn’t think possible. This festival aims to capture this moment by bringing together the world’s best comedians for an unforgettable 11 days,” Praw added.

In 2022, the inaugural “Netflix Is a Joke Fest” featured 295 shows and more than 330 comedians. The gathering was a local hit, with more than 260,000 tickets sold, Netflix said.

There were also some free shows for the public to attend.

Tickets go on sale for the 2024 festival on Friday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. PT, at NetflixIsAJokeFest.com.

Below are the highlights announced Wednesday. More details can be found on the festival’s website.

HOLLYWOOD BOWL – 8 Nights
· Live at the Hollywood Bowl: A Once in a Lifetime Line-up featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Nate Bargatze, and Sebastian Maniscalco together in one MEGA powerhouse show of stand-up comedy
· Seth Rogen Smokes The Bowl: A BIG night of comedy, music, special guests, and fireworks supporting Seth and Lauren Rogen’s Alzheimer’s charity Hilarity For Charity.
· Live at The Hollywood Bowl: A Line-up You Have to See to Believe will feature Taylor Tomlinson, Sarah Silverman, Nikki Glaser and Michelle Buteau together for one night of star-studded stand-up comedy.
· Bill Burr
· John Mulaney
· Kevin Hart
· Trevor Noah
· Matt Rife

THE FORUM
·The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady (recorded for Netflix). Seven time world champion tackles the biggest challenge of his career. Brady gets his cleats held to the fire by Roastmaster General Jeff Ross, alongside famous friends & frenemies as they try to take down the GOAT.

HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

· Chris Rock’s Table Reads: Join comedy icon Chris Rock as he hosts table reads of his favorite films featuring an all-star line-up of talent.
· Dodgers Comedy Night hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and Presented by All Star Dodgers Catcher Will Smith: Will Smith, catcher of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is bringing together comedians, teammates, and fans for a night of standup comedy and giveaways. Proceeds will go to Catching Hope, Will and Cara Smith’s foundation, working to help at-risk low-income youths in transition with critical skills needed for leadership, self-advocacy, and self-sufficiency.
· Mike Epps Comedy Set

THE GREEK THEATRE
· Big Mouth Live at The Greek: Come out on a school night to see Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jason Mantzoukas and more of the Emmy Award winning cast of Big Mouth at The Greek. Hormones will fill the air for an evening of comedy, music, and stories about the most gloriously awkward time of life.
· Jon Stewart and Friends: Join Jon Stewart and friends for a night of stand-up under the stars at the Greek Theatre.
· Shane Gillis
· I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson Live!: An evening with Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin, the creators of “I Think You Should Leave”

THE WILTERN
· Ali Wong Live (four shows over three nights, shows on 5/4 will be recorded for Netflix): Award winning creator, director, actor, comedian and star of the critically acclaimed series Beef moves into the Wiltern for a limited run of shows filmed for her next comedy special.
· Sheng Wang

THE DOLBY THEATRE
· Wanda Sykes: Please & Thank You Tour
· Ronny Chieng Live
· Daniel Tosh Live

THE MONTALBAN
· Gods of Comedy with David Letterman. The legendary late-night host sits down with comedy titans for a once in a lifetime conversation for three nights.
· Mark Normand
· Iliza Shlesinger
· Heather McMahan
· Dane Cook
· Rachel Bloom
· Katherine Ryan

YOUTUBE THEATER
· Katt Williams: The Dark Matter Tour (recorded for Netflix)
· 3 Gays, a Mexican and a Jew: A Night of Comedy with Chelsea Handler and Friends featuring Chelsea Handler, Fortune Feimster, Matteo Lane, Sam Jay and Vanessa Gonzalez.
· Kill Tony

THE ORPHEUM THEATRE
· Brett Goldstein (multiple shows)
· Celeste Barber
· Vir Das
· Kountry Wayne

THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL
· Hannah Gadsby And Close Personal Acquaintances… Some of Whom They’ve Never Met. Hannah is back at the Ace Hotel to present a handpicked line-up of some of the funniest and queerest comedians any Thursday has ever seen.
· Ralph Barbosa
· Tom Papa
· Kumail Nanjiani
· Patton Oswalt
· Mike Birbiglia
· Jimmy Carr
· Marlon Wayans
· Phil Rosenthal
· Hannah Berner
· Anthony Jeselnik
· Demetri Martin

THE AVALON
· Mae Martin and Brett Goldstein Make Love to One Another Live on Stage
· Felipe Esparza

LARGO
· How Did This Get Made

PANTAGES

· Leanne Morgan

WILSHIRE EBELL
· Laura Ramoso
· Ryan Hamilton

PALACE THEATRE
· Jared Freid
· Nate Jackson

THE BELASCO
· Roy Wood Jr.
· Sibling Rivalry Podcast
· Earthquake

TROUBADOUR

· Joel Kim Booster
· Lowkey Comedy
· Craig Robinson
· Nicole Byer
· Paul Virzi
· Moshe Kasher

THE REGENT THEATER
· Catherine Cohen
· Mo Gilligan
· JR De Guzman
· Luenell

BOURBON ROOM
· Chris Redd
· Jessimae Peluso
· Donnell Rawlings
· Sabrina Wu

DYNASTY TYPEWRITER
· Fern Brady: I Gave You Milk To Drink
· Naomi Ekperigin
· Joe Mande

THE ELYSIAN THEATER
· Nori Reed
· Natalie Palamides
· Guy Branum
· Nico Carney

MASONIC LODGE AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER
· Beth Stelling
· Christina P.
· Jeff Ross
· The Endless Honeymoon Podcast