11:56am PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
Netflix Sets Series of 15-Minute Stand-Up Specials
Netflix is continuing to expand its comedy footprint.
The streaming giant will release a series of 15-minute-long stand-up specials this year featuring 16 up-and-coming comedians. The series will be taped in front of a live audience in February at Atlanta's Terminal West venue, and will include solo sets from 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.
The specials, still untitled, are a signal of Netflix's continued commitment to the stand-up space. Last year, the platform debuted The Standups, a half-hour series that released a new special each week from six rising comics. The streamer has also released specials from top names including Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Ali Wong, Ricky Gervais, Hannibal Buress and John Mulaney. And coming later this year are specials from Chris Rock and Ellen DeGeneres.
News of the specials was first reported by Vulture.