Netflix is embarking on a big push into standup specials. The streaming network recently announced premiere dates for five new standup specials from Bill Burr and Bill Cosby, Chelsea Handler and Chelsea Peretti (Handler's special was previously announced), and Aussie comic Jim Jefferies spanning from August 29th through December 5th. "Jim Jefferies, Chelsea Handler, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti are some of the funniest comedians of our time who will have our viewers in stitches," said Netflix exec Lisa Nishimura along with the announcement. "We are thrilled to bring this diverse slate of talent and their unique, multi-faceted and hilarious points of view exclusively to our members around the world."
Chelsea Peretti (aka One of the Greats/Gina from Brooklyn Nine-Nine) took to Twitter to announce it as well:
HI🎈Excited to announce my hour stand-up special ONE OF THE GREATS is going be avail on @netflix starting NOV 14 ❤️🙌🎉🎉I love it— Chelsea Peretti (@ChelseaVPeretti) August 14, 2014
Check out the full lineup of premiere dates below:
Jim Jefferies: BARE: Filmed live at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, Jim Jefferies is back and fired up as ever in his newest comedy special. No one is safe from Jim's hilarious and shocking observations about politics, new fatherhood, orgies and Neil Diamond. Premieres Friday, August 29th at 12:01am.
Uganda Be Kidding Me Live: Chelsea Handler headlines her first stand-up special exclusively for Netflix in Uganda Be Kidding Me Live, the culmination of Handler's wildly popular international stand-up comedy tour in support of her fifth New York Times #1 Bestseller, Uganda Be Kidding Me. Using personal photos to enrich her stories and comedy, Handler regales the audience with absurd tales of her global travels and the ridiculous characters in her life, all the while offering her signature unabashed opinions on subjects ranging from her expectations of sexual partners, to the very real problem of dolphin rape. Premieres Friday, October 10th at 12:01am.
One of the Greats: Chelsea Peretti brings a reimagining of the hour-long special exclusively to Netflix in One of the Greats. Her unique delivery, writing, physicality, and mind shine in this dark yet silly, tightly-constructed material, filmed live at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. The production opens a new window into the singular voice of the Brooklyn 99 star and showcases her diverse talents as an actor, standup, writer, and motorcycle enthusiast. Premieres Friday, November 14th at 12:01am.
Bill Cosby 77: In Bill Cosby's latest special, he brings his singular point of view and comedy to his favorite topics, relationships, marriage and children. Taped at the SF Jazz Center in San Francisco on Cosby's 77th birthday and directed by Robert Townsend. Premieres Friday, November 28th at 12:01am.
I'm Sorry You Feel That Way: Bill Burr takes the stage of the Tabernacle in Atlanta on Netflix for his fourth hour-long special, I'm Sorry You Feel That Way. Join him as he escapes the zombie apocalypse in his getaway helicopter, explores how nothing ruins great sex like a rom-com, and explains how too many childhood hugs may be the downfall of man. Premieres Friday, December 5th at 12:01am.
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