Netflix doubles down on comedy
Netflix Is a Joke is throwing a week-long comedy festival in Los Angeles and it will feature some of the biggest names in the game. The event spans 20 LA venues from April 27-May 3 featuring shows, special events and activations. The event features Jamie Foxx, Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, Kevin Hart and more.
Comedy Hall of Fame
Anchoring the Netflix is a Joke Fest is the closing night inaugural edition of The Hall, a first-of-its-kind hall of fame honoring the greats of stand-up comedy including Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Wanda Sykes and more. The festival will also pay homage legends George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers and Robin Williams.
The Hall, which will have a physical home in a newly designed wing of the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York. The Hall will be taped at The Ace Theater in Downtown LA for streaming on Netflix later in May.
Netflix is a Joke Tickets
Tickets for all events across the festival will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 6th at 10am PT at www.NetflixIsAJokeFest.com. Select pre-sales will be available beginning Tuesday, March 3. Eleven shows will be recorded (noted below) and available in their entirety at a later date on Netflix. Highlights will also stream on the “Netflix Is A Joke” SiriusXM channel.
“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. This will be an electric and exciting experience for Los Angeles and Netflix members around the world.”