Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival Taking Over Los Angeles with Massive Schedule of Comedy Gigs 4/28-5/8


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Rock Cellar Magazine

Later this month, some of the biggest names in comedy will roll through Los Angeles as part of the Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival series of live performances.

The venues for these special events range from intimate comedy clubs to massive outdoor spaces including the Greek Theatre and the Hollywood Bowl, the range of participating acts about as heavy on A-listers as it gets. Some of the previously announced shows feature Seth Rogen, Gabriel Iglesias, David Letterman, Dave Chappelle and Friends, Mike Myers, Conan O’Brien, Aziz Ansari, Larry David, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey and many more.

Among the pre-existing schedule of events for Netflix is a Joke: The Festival, a slew of new shows were announced in early April to add to the festivities.

The latest adds:

JOHN MULANEY – Hollywood Bowl

  • John Mulaney: From Scratch with Special Guest Earthquake- Guests encouraged to dress in evening attire.

SNOOP DOGG – Hollywood Palladium 

  • Snoop Dogg’s F*cn Around Comedy Special  (recorded)– Snoop hosts a night of legendary black comics. Featuring Katt Williams, Mike Epps, Sommore and more.

BILLY EICHNER HOSTS STAND OUT: AN LGBTQ+ CELEBRATION- THE GREEK THEATRE

  • STAND OUT: An LGBTQ+ Celebration: (recorded)  Billy Eichner will host  an all-star night of entertainment with Bob the Drag Queen, Eddie Izzard, Fortune Feimster, Gina Yashere, Guy Branum, James Adomian, Joel Kim Booster, Judy Gold, Mae Martin, Margaret Cho,  Marsha Warfield, Matteo Lane, Patti Harrison, River Butcher, Sam Jay, Sandra Bernhard,  Scott Thompson, Solomon Georgio, Tig Notaro, Todd Glass, Trixie Mattel, Wanda Sykes and more to be announced soon. Stand Out is produced by Page Hurwitz,  Wanda Sykes (Push It Productions), Brian Graden and Dave Mace (Brian Graden Media).

SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO – The Wiltern

  • Sebastian Maniscalco: Nobody Does this Tour

BILL BURR – Hollywood  Palladium

  • Bill Burr & Friends (recorded)– American stand-up, director, actor and creator of F is For Family, invites you to join him and his favorite comedians for a joke-filled hang.

FRANCO ESCAMILLA – Hollywood Pantages Theater

  • Voyerista Auditivo (recorded)

INTERNATIONAL STAND-UP – Laugh Factory

  • Best of Brazil with Fabiano Cambota, Maurício Meirelles, Rodrigo Marques, Bruna Louise, Criss Paiva, Léo Lins, Murilo Couto, Patrick Maia, Rafinha Bastos, with Host Manu Maciel. Also featuring Women of Comedy, Made in Canada, Made in the UK, Spanglish hosted by Paul Rodriguez, Musical Comedy Jam, All-Star Comedy hosted by Finesse Mitchell, Maz Jobrani and Friends, and Chocolate Sundaes.

NEAL BRENNAN – Largo at the Coronet

JACQUELINE NOVAK – Largo at the Coronet

NETFLIX SERIES:

NEVER HAVE I EVER

  • Never Have I Ever Live Table Read: Co-creators Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher will be hosting a live table read with your favorite cast members, giving you an exclusive first look at season 3. Join Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Poorna Jagannathan, Darren Barnet, Jaren Lewison, Lee Rodriguez, Ramona Young, Richa Moorjani, Niecy Nash, Megan Suri, Rushi Kota and more!

COBRA KAI

  • Cobra Kai: Live & Badass: Join the cast of the Netflix phenomenon Cobra Kai for an unprecedented, badass, one-night-only celebration! This explosion of the Cobra Kai universe includes exclusive conversations with the cast, live musical performances, fan photo ops, and plenty of surprises. Costumes are encouraged — break out those gis, shower curtains, and mohawks! Strike First. Strike Hard. No Mercy.

PENTAVERATE FAN SCREENING

  • The Pentaverate Premiere: Mike Myers and the cast of The Pentaverate are hosting a FREE World Premiere screening of  episode 1 of Netflix’s newest comedy series, including a special introduction from the cast. About The Pentaverate: What if a secret society of five men has been working to influence world events for the greater good since the Black Plague of 1347? As this new series begins, one unlikely Canadian journalist finds himself embroiled in a mission to uncover the truth and just possibly save the world himself. Remember, the Pentaverate must never be exposed!

SOMEBODY FEED PHIL FAN SCREENING

  • Laugh With Your Mouth Full: An Evening with Phil Rosenthal. Join Phil Rosenthal for a special advance screening of Somebody Feed Phil Season 5 episode, Oaxaca. Fans will also enjoy light bites and a Q&A with Phil moderated by Jimmi Simpson.

BLOCKBUSTER

  • Movie Trivia Happy Hour Featuring The Cast of Blockbuster: Join Randall Park, Melissa Fumero, JB Smoove and Tyler Alvarez to test your movie knowledge in this pub trivia game as the cast of Blockbuster competes against each other for the bragging rights of who is the Netflix is a Joke Movie Aficionado. About: The series takes place at the last Blockbuster Video in America, and explores what it takes – and more specifically who it takes – for a small business to succeed against all odds.

LIVE PODCASTS:

  • FLY ON THE WALL WITH DANA CARVEY & DAVID SPADE – The Wiltern

  • THE READ WITH KID FURY & CRISSLE – The Theatre at Ace Hotel

  • BEST FRIENDS WITH NICOLE BYER & SASHEER ZAMATA – The Regent Theatre

  • YOU MADE IT WEIRD WITH PETE HOLMES – Avalon Hollywood

All-STAR LINEUPS ADDED TO PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SHOWS

AMY SCHUMER & FRIENDS– Hollywood Palladium

  • Featuring: Lil Rel Howery, Chris Distefano, Christina P, Janelle James, Ron Funches, Rachel Feinstein & Jaye McBride

JANE FONDA & LILY TOMLIN: LADIES NIGHT LIVE– Hollywood Palladium

  • Featuring: Michelle Buteau, Avi Gilbert, Cristela Alonzo, Margaret Cho, Heather McMahan & Tracey Ashley

In addition to all of this, there will also be Outdoors At Hollywood Palladium, a 7-day FREE mini-fest within the fest, located off of Sunset Blvd. The massive space will include festival merchandise, food and drinks, photo opportunities, “funny” mini golf, a Netflix is a Joke Museum of Comedy,  interactive experiences involving your favorite Netflix series and more. A nightly show, “The Drop In” will feature surprise sets from the biggest names in comedy with a different host each night including Janelle James, Mark Normand, Joel Kim Booster, Bob The Drag Queen and more.  Additionally, expect performances from Goddamn Comedy Jam, and two drag brunch extravaganzas with Alaska Thunderfuck and Willam. To find out more and reserve your free tickets, go to netflixisajokefest.com.

For more, visit the Netflix is a Joke: The Festival website.



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