A few weeks ago Netflix took off over 15 stand-up specials from Colin Quinn and Aisha Tyler which I found unsettling because one of the fantastic things about Netflix was that they had a plethora of specials. I was relieved when I found out that they were actually going to be having all new exclusive Netflix stand-up! Netflix and New Wave have been working hard at becoming what Comedy Central was in the 90s, where they gave anyone who was worthy a comedy special. One comedian who’s been around for over 20 years, Eddie Pepitone, has never had a comedy special which BAFFLES me considering how incredibly funny he is.
Over the next four months we’ll be graced with stand-up specials from Chelsea Handler, Bill Cosby, Jim Jefferies, Bull Burr and Chelsea Peretti.
EDDIE PEPITONE: IN RUINS
This just went up last Friday and is a first time special for this comedy vet.
JIM JEFFERIES: BARE
Filmed live at Boston’s Wilbur Theatre, on Jefferies’ “Day Streaming Tour” Premieres Friday, Aug. 29. You can watch his previous special Jim Jefferies: Fully Functional and first season of his FX show Legit right now on Netflix instant.
CHELSEA HANDLER: UGANDA BE KIDDING ME LIVE
Premieres Oct. 10, One of the items promised in her multiyear pact the comedienne signed with the company. Handler’s live talk show for Netflix is set for release sometime in 2016
CHELSEA PERETTI: ONE OF THE GREATS
Premieres Nov. 14. This will be Peretti’s first hour long special and was shot at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Peretti, of can be seen on netflix in the pilot of Louie.
BILL COSBY: 77
This was taped at the SF Jazz Center in San Francisco on Cosby’s 77th birthday (July 12). Premieres Nov. 28.
“I thank @Netflix for this opportunity to show my talent all around the internet,” Cosby tweeted.
BILL BURR: I’M SORRY YOU FEEL THAT WAY
Premieres Dec. 5. Filmed at Atlanta’s Tabernacle, you can watch Burr’s previous specials You People Are All the Same” and Let It Go right now on Netflix instant.