Netflix announces week long comedy stand up “Netflix Is A Joke” in Los Angeles
According to Variety, Netflix just announced a week long standup and improv comedy festival. The Event is enitled the “Netflix Is A Joke” will take place across over 20 venues in Los Angeles, including the Hollywood Bowl, Greek Theatre, Hollywood Palladium and The Largo, between April 27 and May 3.
Dave Chappelle will headline the festival accompanied by other big names such as , Martin Lawrence, David Letterman, Ali Wong, Wanda Sykes, Kevin Hart, and many more. The festival is be produced by Netflix in association with Live Nation.
The streaming service is partnering with Comedy Gives Back, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a safety net for comedians in need with mental health, medical and financial crisis support.
Netflix’s chief content officer released the following statement on the upcoming festival:
“It’s our honor to transform LA for one week into the funniest place on earth. 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.”
“Netflix Is A Joke” festival will also honor comedy legends will have lost like Richard Pryor and Robin Williams for event called the “The Hall” These performances will be recorded and available to stream via Netflix at a later date. “Netflix Is A Joke” tickets available Friday March 6, at www.NetflixIsAJokeFest.com.