Netflix will bring some of the biggest stand-up comics in the world together for a comedy festival in Los Angeles this April. Featuring the likes of Dave Chappelle, Jane Fonda, Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence, David Letterman, Ali Wong, and Amy Schumer among others, the Netflix Is a Joke Festival kicks off on April 27 and runs until May 3.
"It’s our honor to transform LA for one week into the funniest place on earth," said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos. "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."
Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Sarah Silverman, Tim Robinson, Pete Davidson, Ken Jeong, Norm Macdonald, and Bill Burr will also perform at the festival. In total, there will be over 100 live shows across 20 venues. Chappelle will headline with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl, while an LGBTQ+ comedy showcase fronted by Wanda Sykes, Hannah Gadsby, and Graham Norton will also take place.
The festival will wrap up with an event entitled "The Hall," which will honor late comedy favorites such as George Carlin, Joan Rivers, Richard Pryor, and Robin Williams. A majority of the sets are expected to be recorded for Netflix, dropping sometime later in the year.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 6.