Netflix's comedy brand, Netflix Is a Joke, is hosting a week-long comedy festival in Los Angeles this spring. Featuring live stand-up shows, special events, and activations with various comedians and artists from all across the globe, Netflix Is a Joke fest is scheduled for April 27 to May 3.
Among those performing at the festival are Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence, Amy Schumer, David Letterman, Bill Burr, Ali Wong, Jamie Foxx, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Sebastian Maniscalco. The fest will also host a special LGBTQ+ celebration with headliners Alan Carr, Hannah Gadsby, Margaret Cho, Rosie O'Donnell, Sandra Bernhard, Wanda Sykes, and more.
“It's our honor to transform LA for one week into the funniest place on earth,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “This festival is a unique celebration of the art of comedy, and the role it plays in reflecting our lives and defining culture. It's a chance for comedy lovers to come together and see their favorite artists as well as discover new ones, and for us to be able to share the electricity and excitement of the festival in Los Angeles with Netflix members around the world.”
Closing out Netflix Is a Joke fest is the inaugural edition of The Hall, a hall of fame induction ceremony paying homage to the greats of stand-up comedy. Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, and more have been tapped to induct comedy legends George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, and Robin Williams.
Netflix's comedy festival will take place in 20 venues across Los Angeles, including the Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theatre, Hollywood Palladium, and The Largo. Pre-sale tickets begin March 3, followed by general sale March 6.
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