Netflix Is Launching a Huge Comedy Festival in L.A.

Dave Chappelle, Lily Tomlin, Ali Wong, David Letterman…basically every A-list comedian
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Netflix is already one of the biggest names in comedy specials—now they appear intent on dominating the live comedy performance space, too. For Netflix Is a Joke, the brand’s inaugural IRL comedy festival, they have pulled out all the stops. Over a week of densely-packed performances at venues around L.A., basically every big name will make an appearance: Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Hannah Gadsby, Lily Tomlin, David Letterman, Chris Rock, and dozens more.

The Netflix comedy festival will span more than 100 individual shows at 20 different venues, all taking place from April 27 to May 3. Each event is individually ticketed. Many (though not all) of the performances will be recorded to appear later on–you guessed it–Netflix.

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Full Schedule of Netflix Is a Joke Comedy Festival

April 27

Sebastian Maniscalco: You Bother Me | The Wiltern, 7 p.m.


April 28

Iliza Shlesinger: The Forever Tour | The Orpheum, 8 p.m.

2 Bears 1 Cave with Tom Segura and Bert Kreischer | The Wiltern, 7 p.m.

Mike Birbiglia Live! | Wilshire Ebell Theater, 7 p.m.

Marlon Wayans: Somewhere Under the Rainbow Tour | The Regent, 7 p.m.

That’s My Time with David Letterman David Letterman will invite comedian guests to perform and be interviewed on stage; guests to be announced | The Fonda, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees | Largo at the Coronet, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

They Ready Live, featuring Aida Rodriguez, April Macie, Chaunté Wayans, Flame Monro, Marlo Williams | Hollywood Improv, 8 p.m.

Catherine Cohen: The Twist?…She’s Gorgeous | Dynasty Typewriter, 8 p.m.

Pete Davidson & Best Friends, featuring Carly Aquilino, Dave Sirus, Derek Gaines, Jordan Rock, Neko White | Avalon Hollywood 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m


April 29

Park Na-Rae Note: Show will be performed in Korean | The Wiltern, 7 p.m.

The Degenerates Live Hosted by Jim Jefferies, featuring Christina P, Ms. Pat, Robert Kelly, Big Jay Oakerson | The Wiltern, 9:45

Netflix Is A Joke at the Palladium Hosted by Jamie Foxx Lineup to be announced | The Palladium, 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Congratulations with Chris D’Elia Podcast Live | Wilshire Ebell Theater, 8 p.m.

Felipe Esparza | The Belasco, 7 p.m.

Russell Howard | The Regent, 7 p.m.

That’s My Time with David Letterman David Letterman will invite comedian guests to perform and be interviewed on stage; guests to be announced | The Fonda, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Jacqueline Novak: Get On Your Knees | Largo at the Coronet, 8 p.m.

London Hughes: To Catch A D*ck | Dynasty Typewriter, 8 p.m.

Los Comediantes de Latinoamérica, featuring Fabrizio Copano, Liss Pereira, Ricardo O’Farrill, Ricardo Quevedo | Avalon Hollywood, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Janelle James & Friends Lineup to be announced | The Lab at Hollywood Improv, 7 p.m.


April 30

Ali Wong: The Milk & Money Tour | The Wiltern, 7 p.m.

Netflix Is A Joke at the Palladium Hosted by Martin Lawrence Lineup to be announced | The Palladium, 7 p.m. and 9:45

Michelle Wolf | Wilshire Ebell Theater, 8 p.m.

Deon Cole: Coleology Tour | The Regent, 7 p.m.

Best of Canada, featuring Dave Merheje, DeAnne Smith, K. Trevor Wilson | Laugh Factory, 7:45 p.m.

Katherine Ryan | Largo at the Coronet, 8 p.m.

Jenny Slate | Largo at the Coronet, 10 p.m.

Whindersson Nunes & Friends Lineup to be announced | Hollywood Improv, 8 p.m.

Cristela Alonzo Dynasty Typewriter, 8 p.m.

The Endless Honeymoon Podcast with Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher | Dynasty Typewriter, 10 p.m.

The India All-Star Show hosted by Vir Das, featuring Aditi Mittal, Amit Tandon, Kanan Gill, Kaneez Surka, Kenneth Sebastian, Prashasti Singh, Sumukhi Suresh | Avalon Hollywood, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Ms. Pat | The Lab at Hollywood Improv, 7 p.m.

K. Trevor Wilson | The Lab at Hollywood Improv, 9:30 p.m.


May 1

STAND OUT, An LGBTQ+ Celebration – Headliners: Alan Carr, Hannah Gadsby, Margaret Cho, Rosie O’Donnell, Sandra Bernhard, Wanda Sykes Presenters: Demi Lovato, Graham Norton, Ruby Rose Featuring: Bianca Del Rio, Fortune Feimster, Gina Yashere, Guy Branum, James Adomian, Joel Kim Booster, Judy Gold, Lea DeLaria, Mae Martin, Mario Cantone, Marsha Warfield, Matteo Lane, Patti Harrison, Rhea Butcher, Sam Jay, Scott Thompson, Solomon Georgio, Trixie Mattel | The Greek Theatre, 7 p.m.

Schitt’s Creek: The Farewell Tour The Orpheum, 7 p.m.

Ken Jeong | The Wiltern, 7 p.m.

Netflix Is A Joke at the Palladium Hosted by Amy Schumer Lineup to be announced | The Palladium, 7 p.m. and 9:45

Middleditch & Schwartz | Wilshire Ebell Theater, 8 p.m.

Norm Macdonald | Palace Theater, 8 p.m.

Christina P: Ride or Die Tour | The Regent, 7 p.m.

Vir Das | The Regent, 9:30 p.m.

Whitney Cummings & Friends Lineup to be announced | Largo at the Coronet, 10 p.m.

Luenell | Hollywood Improv, 8 p.m.

Taylor Tomlinson Live | Dynasty Typewriter, 8 p.m.


May 2

Chapelle’s: An Evening of Music and Comedy featuring Dave Chapelle and Very Special Guests | The Hollywood Bowl, 8 p.m.

Jack Whitehall | The Orpheum, 7 p.m.

Chelsea Handler | The Wiltern, 7 p.m.

Ronny Chieng: The Hope You Get Rich Tour | The Wiltern, 9:45 p.m.

Netflix Is a Joke at the Palladium Hosted by Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda Lineup to be announced | The Palladium, 7 p.m. and 9:45

Tom Papa & Fortune Feimster | Largo at the Coronet, 7:30 p.m.

Mo Gilligan: There’s Mo To Life | Dynasty Typewriter, 8 p.m.

Going Deep with Chad & JT | Hollywood Roosevelt, 7:30 p.m.

Tim Dillon | Hollywood Roosevelt, 10 p.m.


May 3

In Conversation with Kevin Hart | The Orpheum, 2 p.m.

The Hall – Honoring the Greats of Stand Up, featuring: Dave Chappelle, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes | Theater at Ace Hotel, 7 p.m.


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