Get us in your inbox

Search
Nicole Byer
Photograph: Courtesy NetflixNicole Byer

Netflix’s comedy fest is coming to L.A.—for real this time—and the lineup is still insane

Netflix is a Joke: The Festival includes appearances by over 130 comedians at more than 25 L.A. venues.

Michael Juliano
Written by
Michael Juliano
Advertising

Alright, stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Netflix is launching a new comedy fest in L.A. and the lineup is insane. Yes, it’s the second time we’ve shared this news before, but the pandemic-delayed Netflix is a Joke: The Festival is finally set to debut, and the lineup is still just as insane.

Next year’s comedy fest, which spans from April 28 to May 8, 2022, includes appearances and performances by Ali Wong, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Chelsea Handler, Bill Burr, Chris Rock, Patton Oswalt, David Letterman, Amy Schumer, John Mulaney, Conan O’Brien, Nicole Byer, Mike Myers and Dave Chappelle; conversations with Larry David, David Letterman and one between Tina Fey and Amy Poehler; an LGBTQ+ celebration at the Greek Theatre with Eddie Izzard, Tig Notaro and Wanda Sykes; and Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias performing the first-ever stand-up set at Dodger Stadium. And as you might expect, a bunch of those shows will be recorded for Netflix specials.

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 10, with a presale starting on Tuesday, December 7. You’ll find shows everywhere from intimate stages like Dynasty Typewriter and the Comedy Store to theaters like the Ace and the Orpheum to arenas like the Forum and the—ughCrypto.com Arena to the Hollywood Bowl and Dodger Stadium.

The first iteration of Netflix is a Joke: The Festival was announced on March 2, 2020, and, you know, some things happened shortly after that. More recently, that unfortunately includes in the Netflix comedy world, too: Dave Chappelle’s extended comments on transgender people in his latest special sparked a walkout from some employees at the company’s headquarters who viewed the routine as harmful. And it’s worth noting that, yes, Chappelle is once again on the lineup here, slated to play the Hollywood Bowl.

Much of the lineup from the 2020 version has remained in tact, though a few notable announcements for that edition (Jamie Foxx, Hannah Gadsby and a Schitt’s Creek live show, among them) have yet to announce a 2022 return. You can find the full nightly calendar for Netflix is a Joke: The Festival on the event’s website, as well as a lineup poster below.

Netflix is a Joke Fest
Courtesy Netflix
Netflix is a Joke Fest
Courtesy Netflix

Latest news

    Advertising