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Netflix Sets First Comedy Festival for April

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Netflix will present its first comedy festival, “Netflix Is a Joke”,  in Los Angeles this April, the company announced March 2. 

Comedians, such as Dave Chapelle, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, are scheduled to perform. The week long festival will take place April 27 through May 3. Chapelle will headline the event at the Hollywood Bowl. 

Wanda Sykes, Rosie O'Donnell and Margaret Cho will host "Stand Out," a showcase of LGBTQ comedians. Dave Letterman will host "That's My Time," which will feature interviews between the comedians and himself. 

The festival will also pay tribute to some of the great comedians of the past at the end of the festival on May 3 called “The Hall” and will be housed at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, N.Y. George Carlin, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers are among the first to be inducted. 

“It's our honor to transform LA for one week into the funniest place on earth,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer in a press release. “...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.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 6. Take a peek at an event promo here:

Chelsea Anderson
Chelsea Anderson

Chelsea Anderson has been with Future for two years. She started as an intern with NewBay Media/Multichannel News in 2015. During her time she wrote bylined articles and program reviews as well as helped with research graphics for the magazine. She later became News Assistant for Broadcasting & Cable in 2017 until 2020 when she became Assistant Content Producer. Chelsea graduated from Niagara University in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Communication Studies and a double minor in Writing Studies and Sociology.