Netflix orders new stand-up specials from Bo Burnham, Iliza Shlesinger, and more
More laughs are coming your way from Netflix this summer. The streaming service has announced it will release five new stand-up specials in upcoming months from Ali Wong, Bo Burnham, Jim Jefferies, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, and Iliza Shlesinger.
This will be the second Netflix special for comics Burnham, Jefferies, and Shlesinger, while Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, and Wong are premiering their first stand-up specials with the provider. Find out about the upcoming specials below.
Ali Wong: Baby Cobra premiering Friday, May 6
Wong has proven her comedic chops as a stand-up for years, even snagging lead roles on series including Are You There, Chelsea? and Black Box, but she has yet to have her own stand-up special. That will change with Baby Cobra, in which Wong becoms the only comic to ever film a stand-up special while seven months pregnant.
Bo Burnham: Make Happy premiering Friday, June 3
Burnham gained a large Internet following as a musical comedian early on thanks to his popular YouTube videos. That early success got Burnham his own MTV series and a 2013 stand-up special, What. With Make Happy, Burnham will continue to blend comedy and music to create a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.
Jim Jefferies: Freedumb premiering Friday, July 1
Jefferies rose to stand-up prominence for his blunt take on hot-button issues, which earned him his own FX series Legit as well as six stand-up specials, including his 2014 Netflix special Bare. His irreverent humor will stream yet again with Freedumb, which will touch on politics, religion, and Bill Cosby.
Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking… premiering Friday, August 26
Frequent collaborators Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy are no strangers to televised stand-up, but this will be their first special with Netflix. With We’ve Been Thinking… the former Blue Collar TV co-stars will deliver their signature brand of non-elegant comedy separately, and then team up for an audience Q&A portion at the end.
Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills premiering Friday, September 23
As if winning Last Comic Standing wasn’t enough to prove Shlesinger is a comic force to be reckoned with, her energetic 2015 Netflix special Freezing Hot more than proves her comedic prowess. She’ll soon be back with Confirmed Kills, her second special with the streaming service.