Netflix is bringing together 47 comedians from 13 regions in an unprecedented stand-up comedy event series premiering in 2019.
Local comedians Loyiso Gola, Loyiso Madinga, Tumi Morake & Riaad Moosa were lucky — or rather funny — enough to make the international line-up.
Each comedian will perform a half-hour stand-up special, some of which will be recorded at the upcoming Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, with sets also being taped in Brazil, Mexico, India, Germany and The Netherlands. All episodes will be released at once.
The groundbreaking event series will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender, and ethnicity.
“Few things are better than discovering a new comedian you love,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP, Original Documentary and Comedy, Netflix. “With this event, we’re creating a true comedy festival experience for our members where they can scour the globe from home to find some of the freshest voices in comedy.”
The roster of stand-up comedians that will record at this year’s Just for Laughs from July 24 - July 29 in Montreal, is listed below:
Two additional comedians to be announced
K. Trevor Wilson
In addition to recording at Just for Laughs, additional comedians will tape specials in São Paulo, Mexico City, Mumbai, Berlin and Amsterdam with comedian names to be announced.