As one of the most original and daring dramatic voices in television programming these days, Netflix is now also putting on a full-court press in the comedy realm.
Following the announcement that they would be home to three comedy specials by Dave Chappelle and two more by Chris Rock, Netflix will also become home to two specials by Jerry Seinfeld who is also bringing along his popular web property, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
“Jerry is known the world over as both a great TV innovator and beloved comic voice,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “We are incredibly proud to welcome him to the Netflix comedy family.”
“When I first started thinking about Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the entire Netflix business model consisted of mailing out DVDs in envelopes. I love that we are now joining together, both at very different points,” said Seinfeld. “I am also very excited to be working with Ted Sarandos at Netflix, a guy and a place that not only have the same enthusiasm for the art of stand-up comedy as I do but the most amazing technology platform to deliver it in a way that has never existed before. I am really quite charged up to be moving there.”
As his quote indicates, this new pact not only includes Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, but also a promised two stand-up specials as well as the ability to develop more scripted and unscripted fare.
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