Netflix is embarking on a big push into standup specials. The streaming network recently announced premiere dates for five new standup specials from Bills Burr and Cosby, Chelseas Handler and 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 [...]
The New York Comedy Festival is turning 10 this year, and they're drawing some pretty big names this time around. The organizers behind the fest, which is produced in association with Comedy Central, announced the 2013 lineup yesterday. Larry David is set to engage in a one-on-one conversation with comedy vet David Steinberg, who hosts the Showtime interview series Inside Comedy. The roster also features Wanda Sykes, Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Anthony Jeselnik, Nick Swardson, Whitney Cummings, Kathy Griffin, Jim Jefferies, and Bill Maher, who will be playing at the festival's prestigious venues like Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, and Town Hall. Tickets [...]
Bill Burr would like to remind you that he is a comedian. It’s not that many, many people don’t know that — he’s the host of the very popular Monday Morning Podcast, and last year he received the Comedian of the Year Award from the Boston Comedy Festival. But if you are inclined to take the self-styled “uninformed logic” of his act at face value, he’d kindly remind you that he’s just joking.
Burr’s latest special, You People Are All the Same, premiered on Netflix last month; it is now available as a $5 DRM-free download on his site. I got the chance to speak with him [...]
I said, Burr! It's cold in here. There must be some stand-up in the atmosphere. (Yuck. Sorry for that.) Bill Burr announced on his podcast, Monday Morning Podcast, that his new stand-up special, "You People Are All The Same," will debut on Netflix this Thursday, August 16. The location is noteworthy, in that Burr's previous two specials originally aired on Comedy Central. This probably says as much about the state of Netflix as it does Comedy Central. People are looking for new way to release specials and Netflix is happy to be one of those ways. Burr's previous specials are already on Netflix, so watch those in anticipation. [...]