Netflix To Launch 15-Minute Comedy Specials

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Netflix has a lot of love for comedy. This week it was announced that the streaming network will kick off a series of 15-minute comedy specials. The specials will be apart of a currently untitled stand-up series set to start filming next month. From the looks of this approach, they hope to introduce a wave of new talent with these mini- comedy specials and sccording to Vulture, this is a reflection of Netflix’s continued investment into stand-up comedy. More jokes on the way.

Netflix’s yet-to-be-titled stand-up series will tape next month at Atlanta’s historic Terminal West; the 15-minute specials will be released in bundles throughout the year. The initial lineup is as follows: Aisling Bea, Michelle Buteau, Tim Dillon, JR De Guzman, Sabrina Jalees, Janelle James, Sam Jay, Josh Johnson, Ian Karmel, Jak Knight, Matteo Lane, Max Silvestri, Taylor Tomlinson, Phil Wang, Emma Willmann, and Kate Willett. Though all up-and-comers, most are well-established comics, many of whom are touring nationally as headliners, doing sets closer to an hour. Heck, four of them — Michelle Buteau, Sam Jay, Tim Dillon, and Josh Johnson — have already taped Comedy Central half hours.

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