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[07/10/18 - 09:00 AM]
Netflix Announces Global Stand-Up Comedy Event Series for 2019
Netflix will bring together 47 comedians from 13 regions in an unprecedented stand-up comedy event series premiering in 2019.

[via press release from Netflix]

NETFLIX BRINGS TOGETHER COMEDIANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD IN A NETFLIX STAND-UP COMEDY EVENT SERIES LAUNCHING IN 2019

-- Laughter is the universal language as 47 comedians from 13 regions line up for an unprecedented stand-up spectacular --

-- Sets to be filmed at the upcoming Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, along with São Paolo, Mexico City, Mumbai, Berlin and Amsterdam --

Hollywood, Calif. - July 10, 2018 - 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
Fran´┐Żois 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

In addition to recording at Just for Laughs, additional comedians will tape specials in São Paulo, Mexico City, Mumbai, Berlin and Amsterdam with comedian names to be announced.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with 125 million memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.





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