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NETFLIX BRINGS COMEDIANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN A NETFLIX COMEDY EVENT SERIES

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Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, will bring together 47 comedians from 13 regions in an unprecedented stand-up comedy event series premiering in 2019.  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 (title to be announced) will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender, and ethnicity and will tape in seven languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dutch, German and English). Stand-up fans around the world can celebrate as they discover their new favorite comedians, with all episodes launching at once. 

“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:

United States

Chris D’Elia

Neal Brennan

Nicole Byer

Nick Swardson

 

United Kingdom

Nish Kumar

Joel Dommett

Mae Martin

Ellie Taylor

 

France

Shirley Souagnon

Jason Brokerss

Two additional comedians to be announced

 

Africa

Loyiso Gola

Loyiso Madinga

Tumi Morake

Riaad Moosa

 

Australia

Joel Creasey

Nazeem Hussain

 

New Zealand

Urzila Carlson

Cal Wilson

 

Canada

Adib Alkhalidey

François Bellefeuille

Ivan Decker

Louis-José Houde

Katherine Levac

Dave Merheje

Deanne Smith

K. Trevor Wilson

 

Middle East

Moayad Alnefaie

Adi Khalefa

Rawsan Hallak

Ibraheem Alkhairallah

 

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