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'Chris Tucker Live' Premieres on Netflix Friday July 10th

Chris Tucker's first full-length standup special is headed to Netflix. According to THR, the streaming network is set to debut Chris Tucker Live on Friday, July 10th. "Chris Tucker is a true global movie star and a one-of-a-kind talent whose remarkable energy, delivery and original style make him one of the funniest comedians of our time," said Netflix exec Ted Sarandos. "We cannot wait to share his distinct and hilarious voice with our members across the globe." Chris Tucker Live was filmed at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta and "will showcase his comedic chops, including impersonations, as he shares his experiences from childhood to his success in Hollywood.
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Here's the Trailer for Aziz Ansari's New Netflix Standup Special

From writing a book to selling out Madison Square Garden to the final season of Parks and Recreation, Aziz Ansari has been a very busy man this past year. If you weren't in the audience for his Madison Square Garden shows, though, not to worry: Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden hits Netflix this Saturday. For more on Ansari's MSG shows, check out our interview with him from from last year.

Aziz Ansari's New Netflix Special 'Live at Madison Square Garden' Premieres March 6th

Aziz Ansari has a brand new standup special due out in March. In a press release today, Netflix announced that Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden will debut on Friday, March 6th. The special was taped at Ansari's sold-out Madison Square Garden shows last year and covers topics "ranging from the struggle of American immigrants to the food industry to relationships to gender inequality." Here's what Aziz had to say when we asked him about selling out Madison Square Garden back in September:

I couldn't imagine that I'd get to play the Garden or something like that when I started out doing comedy. I didn't even [...]

Adam Sandler's First Netflix Movie 'Ridiculous 6' to Star a Ton of People

The first film in Adam Sandler's four-movie deal with Netflix has been revealed. The Wrap reports that Sandler's first Netflix film, called Ridiculous 6, begins production next month and includes a huge cast: Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Blake Shelton, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider (He's back!), Chris Parnell, Dan Aykroyd, Will Forte, Jon Lovitz, Nick Swardson, Terry Crews, Vanilla Ice, Luke Wilson, Steve Zahn, Danny Trejo, and Lavell Crawford, with more to be announced. No plot details have been announced on the Magnificent Seven-style parody, but The Wrap revealed some casting details: Sandler will star as a "man who grew up as an orphan among [...]

Iliza Shlesinger and the Contradictions of 'Freezing Hot'

Iliza Shlesinger is about as confident, bold and honest of any comedian as they come. She knows who she is and what she wants to talk about. Oh and did I mention she’s hilarious? No surprise, then, that after her first huge hit special War Paint, Netflix asked her to do a follow up. Freezing Hot comes out today and is definitely one you’ll want to put on your list.

I think I can guess based on watching it, but how did you come up with the name, Freezing Hot?

You know it was kind of a last minute name. Basically, what I found was a lot of the [...]

Tituss Burgess on 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Critics: "If People Aren't Talking About You, You're Not Doing Your Job"

It's only been a week since Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's new show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt premiered on Netflix, but the internet is already full of reviews and essays ranging from adoration to outrage. Tituss Burgess, who costars in the series with Ellie Kemper, fielded some questions during a conference call yesterday, and here's what he had to say when I asked him what it's like to star in a binge-able Netflix series that gets instant feedback and dissection from critics:

It's so strange to have five months' worth of work be swallowed in one sitting, so that's a new concept I kind of can't wrap my head around. [...]

'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp' Hits Netflix Friday July 17th

Netflix announced a round of premiere dates today, and now you can start your official countdown for the glorious eight-episode return of Wet Hot American Summer, which is officially set to debut on the streaming network Friday, July 17th. In addition to Wet Hot, Netflix also announced premiere dates for three standup specials (Chris D'Elia: Incorrigible on April 17, Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) on May 22, and What Happened, Miss Simone on June 26th) as well as season 3 of Orange Is the New Black on June 12th.

Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, and Chris Pine Join 'Wet Hot American Summer'

As if the upcoming eight-part Wet Hot American Summer Netflix series couldn't get any better, Deadline reports that four major stars have been added to the already amazing ensemble: Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Jason Schwartzman, and Chris Pine. Hamm will play a "secret spy," Wiig will play a "snobby counselor at the preppy rival camp Camp Tigerclaw,"and Pine's character is only described as "mysterious." The series is set to debut sometime this summer.

Here's How Eight Network Chiefs Would Solve the Industry's "Comedy Problem"

At TCA this month, The Hollywood Reporter surveyed 23 network chiefs about the industry, and when asked for solutions to television's current "comedy problem" they offered an interesting variety of responses. Here's what execs from NBC, FX, Netflix, HBO, Comedy Central, and more had to say:

The industry's comedy problem could be solved by:

CINDY HOLLAND (Netflix): Patience and trust that the audience will build over time.

SUSANNE DANIELS (MTV): Unleashing the traditional guidelines for developing and producing comedies. We over-note comedy people, and their ideas get watered down in the stew that's created by networks, agents and production companies.

MICHAEL LOMBARDO (HBO): Stop looking at focus [...]

'The Interview' Will Make Its Netflix Debut on January 24th

While the deal has been rumored since December, it's now official: Seth Rogen and James Franco's international conflict-sparking movie The Interview is officially set to hit Netflix in Canada and the US on Saturday, January 24th. According to Variety the film has already made Sony over $40 million in rental and VOD sales, but it still has a little further to go to break even with its $45 million budget.

Why You Should Be Watching the Wonderfully Bizarre 'Danger 5'

Danger 5, a 2012 Australian action-comedy that finally made its way to the States last month on Netflix, is not only a weird new comedy you should check out, but it's one of the best post-modern sendups of WWII comic books, Sean Connery-era James Bond spy flicks, badly dubbed Japanese monster movies, shoddy Saturday morning puppet shows, '60s swinger cocktail parties, and above all, lurid pulp magazine covers with naked damsels in distress menaced by Nazis and giant mythical creatures. It's a futile endeavor to contextualize Danger 5 with similar films and television shows — there are shades of Team America, Archer, Thunderbirds, The Spoils of Babylon, Austin Powers, and [...]

Paul Reubens Announces 'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' Will Premiere on Netflix

Paul Reubens just revealed some interesting details about the upcoming Pee-wee Herman film Pee-wee's Big Holiday. In a blog post, Reubens announced that the Judd Apatow-produced film begins production next month and will debut on Netflix, and Wonder Showzen/The Heart, She Holler's John Lee is set to make his feature directorial debut with the film. "Judd and I dreamt up this movie four years ago," Reubens said on the news. "The world was much different back then— Netflix was waiting by the mailbox for red envelopes to arrive. I've changed all that. The future is here. Get used to it. Bowtie is the new black." Full plot [...]

Check Out the First Teaser Trailer for 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp'

The limited series prequel to Wet Hot American Summer that's shooting now and coming to Netflix this summer has its first teaser trailer, which also confirms that yes, pretty much every single person from the original is returning to Camp Firewood.

The Duplass Brothers Sign a Four-Movie Deal with Netflix

Netflix has given the Duplass brothers a home for their next four films. Not long after reaching a similar deal with Adam Sandler, the streaming network signed a deal today with Mark and Jay Duplass to finance and release their next four movies. "This is just the latest step in our very long relationship with the Duplass Brothers," Netflix exec Ted Sarandos told Deadline. "We've been working with them almost since the very beginning, when we were red envelope delivery. Independent film has always been a big part of Netflix, and the reason we do things like the Adam Sandler deal is so we can do things [...]