Netflix just wrapped up its biggest in-person event ever and on Monday the streamer announced when some of the shows will be available for home viewing.
“Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival” ended Sunday night after an 11-day run in Los Angeles from April 28-May 8. The massive event featured a total of 288 shows and brought the biggest names in comedy to the stage, including Dave Chappelle, Arsenio Hall, Katt Williams, Mike Epps, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
Now, some of the shows will be available to stream, including “Snoop Dogg’s F–n Around Comedy Special,” which saw Katt Williams, Mike Epps and other Black comedians performing.
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Dave Chappelle’s show at the Hollywood Bowl, where a fan attacked the comic, turned out to be the most talked-about moment of the festival. But it won’t be released, at least not on Netflix. Before the festival took place, the streamer said it wouldn’t have any cameras at the four sold-out shows because Chappelle had his own crew filming the performances. It’s unclear if Chappelle plans to put together a comedy special in the future.
Still, there will be many other shows from the festival on the streaming platform, including:
May 19 – The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand-Up: “An evening to celebrate some of the greatest stand-ups of all time who are no longer with us. John Mulaney honors Robin Williams, Dave Chappelle honors Richard Pryor, Chelsea Handler honors Joan Rivers and Jon Stewart honors George Carlin.”
June 6 – Bill Burr Presents: Friends Who Kill: “A showcase featuring stand-ups curated by Burr.”
June 7 and 12 – That’s My Time with David Letterman: “Each of the six episodes spotlights one comedian, including a 5-minute stand-up set and conversation with Letterman.”
June 9 – Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration: “The largest-ever gathering of LGBTQ+ comics.” As previously reported, the all-star night featured Eddie Izzard, Margaret Cho, Marsha Warfield, Sandra Bernhard, Tig Notaro, Wanda Sykes and more.
June 10 – A Tribute to Bob Saget: “A celebration of Bob’s life in comedy with his friends and family.”
June 11 – Amy Schumer’s Parental Advisory: “A showcase featuring stand-ups curated by Schumer.”
June 13 – Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends: “A multi-comic special hosted and curated by Davidson.”
June 14 – Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin: Ladies Night Live: “Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda introduce an all-female lineup of comedians.”
June 16 – Snoop Dogg’s F*cn Around Comedy Special: “Original comedy from Snoop, along with sets from legendary Black comedians performing at the festival.” Among the comics taking the stage at the Hollywood Palladium event were Katt Williams, DeRay Davis, Melanie Comarcho, Guy Torry, Donnell Rawlings and Mike Epps.
June 23 – Best of the Festival: “Highlights from throughout the 11-day event.”
The streaming giant says it will also release additional specials, like the sold-out Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias show at Dodger Stadium. This special will have the largest audience ever in Netflix history, a streaming date will be announced later.
In all, 336 comedians performed at the festival across 35 venues and more than 260,000 tickets were sold.