Netflix is becoming the new hub of stand-up specials, and the streaming service is doubling down on their commitment to comedy this fall with a slate of programming that includes hours from big names like Cedric the Entertainer, Dana Carvey, Reggie Watts, and more.
EW can exclusively reveal that Netflix will also be debuting specials from Russell Peters, Joe Rogan, Colin Quinn, Michael Che, and Gabriel Iglesias. As previously announced, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy’s We’ve Been Thinking… premieres Friday, while Iliza Shlesinger’s Confirmed Kills arrives Sept. 23. See the full list, including descriptions and premiere dates, of the just-announced lineup below.
Cedric the Entertainer: Live from the Ville
Comedy icon Cedric the Entertainer brings the laughs to Nashville, taking hilarious aim at the aggressive lyrics of today’s rap artists, raising kids in the Snapchat generation, and Obama’s legacy. The “Original King of Comedy” played to a packed house at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Russell Peters: Almost Famous
Russell Peters is back and as fearless as ever in his newest comedy special, Almost Famous. In front of a sold-out audience in Toronto, Canada, Peters makes a triumphant return focusing on his two favorite subjects: family and race.
Joe Rogan: Triggered
Joe Rogan takes to the stage to unleash his inquisitive and intense comedic style at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco where he explores everything from raising kids and Santa Claus to pot gummies and talking to dolphins.
Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60
Emmy Award-winning comedian and SNL star Dana Carvey makes quite the impression with his distinctive brand of comedy in his new, outrageously funny stand-up special filmed at the The Wilbur Theatre in Boston.
Colin Quinn: The New York Story
SNL veteran Colin Quinn delivers a taping of his sold-out off-Broadway show to Netflix for his second stand-up special. In front of a crowd of fellow locals, Quinn presents the history of New York and the different groups who shape the personality of the city. Quinn’s show was filmed at the Schimmel Center in New York City and is directed by Jerry Seinfeld.
Michael Che Matters
SNL Weekend Update co-anchor and former Daily Show correspondent Michael Che brings down the house with his laid-back style as he tackles society’s most controversial actions through his hilarious prism at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.
Reggie Watts: Spatial
Comedian/musician Reggie Watts brings viewers along on a one-of-a-kind surrealist experimental comedy adventure. The completely improvised show weaves together sketches, short stories, and dream sequences creating a truly unique experience. Filmed live on a soundstage in Los Angeles, Watts waxes poetic about flight, grits, and guns — and takes the audience on a fantastic trip they will not soon forget.
Gabriel lglesias: I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry
One of the most popular comedians in the world with sold-out concerts in over 24 countries, this special marks Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ Netflix original stand-up comedy debut and sixth comedy special. Watch as Fluffy reflects on his life and more before a sold-out house in Chicago.