Netflix Is a Joke Fest One of the World’s Biggest Comedy Festivals
Netflix has invested in stand-up comedy in recent years. The streaming giant has stand-up specials from many of the world’s top comedians. These include such stars as Dave Chappelle, Jim Jeffries, John Mulaney, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, and Wanda Sykes.
Netflix is going one step further in planning a new comedy festival called the Netflix Is a Joke Fest. The festival will take place in Los Angeles from April 27 to May 3.
The event is being highlighted as a festival for people who love to laugh. Netflix also says that it’s around because a festival dedicated to true crime stories “wasn’t as fun.”
Netflix Is a Joke Fest will feature more than a hundred live shows. Among these include the following:
- Dave Chappelle will perform at the Hollywood Bowl on May 2.
- Schitt’s Creek: The Farewell Tour will be a celebration of the hit show as it comes to an end. There will be two shows at the Orpheum Theatre on May 1. Co-creators and stars Daniel and Eugene Levy will be in attendance. Various stars from the show will also be in attendance, including Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy.
- The Hall celebration will take place on May 3 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. The event will be a commemoration of stand-up comedy icons George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, and Robin Williams. Among the people who will appear at the event include Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, and Chris Rock.
- Late-night talk legend David Letterman will host the That’s My Time event at the Fonda Theatre on April 28 and 29. He currently hosts the talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction on Netflix.
- Stand OUT: An LGBTQ+ Celebration will occur on May 1 at the Greek Theatre. Wanda Sykes, Graham Norton, and Hannah Gadsby will be among the stars there.
Who Else Is There?
There will be many other people who will be appearing at the Netflix Is a Joke Fest. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will have a joint appearance at the festival. The two starred in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie.
Other headliners at the festival include Ali Wong, Amy Schumer, Bill Burr, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence, and Sebastian Maniscalco.
Jim Jeffries will bring his Degenerates tour to the festival. Jeff Ross and Dave Attell are also hosting their Bumping Mics program here. Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz will bring their two-man improv show to the festival as well. The Los Comediantes de Latinoamerica show will highlight some of the top Latino comedians around.
All of these shows will take place at many of the top performance venues in Los Angeles. These include the Comedy Store, the Laugh Factory, the Hollywood Roosevelt, and the Dynasty Typewriter.
Netflix Is a Joke Fest will have an extensive array of shows for comedy fans of all sorts. The festival is being promoted online at netflixisajoke.com, and tickets are available for shows. However, people who wish to attend will have to buy separate tickets for individual shows.