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Netflix announces lineup with Kevin Hart, Vir Das, Dave Chappelle, Kanan Gill and more for comedy fest

Netflix has revealed the lineup for its first-ever comedy festival ‘Netflix Is A Joke Fest’. The fest includes over 100 live shows across 20 venues in Los Angeles, USA.

The lineup includes eight comedians from India including Kanan Gill, Kenny Sebastian, Kaneez Surka, Aditi Mittal, Prashasti Singh, Sumukhi Suresh, Amit Tandon and Vir Das.

These comedians will be accompanied by several international comedians including Ali Wong, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle, Hannah Gadsby, Jamie Foxx, David Letterman, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Pete Davidson, and the cast of TV show Schitt’s Creek.

Netflix Is A Joke Fest will run from April 27, 2020, to May 3, 2020.

Some shows will be recorded and available on Netflix later during the year.

The fest will also feature “The Hall” – a hall of fame for stand-up comedians where comedians like Hart, Chappelle, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Wanda Sykes amongst others will pay tribute to veterans in the field of comedy.

The list of comedy veterans includes Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, George Carlin and Robin Williams.

It also includes STANDOUT, which is a celebration of LGBTQ+

Pre-sale tickets for the fest will be made available on March 3, 2020, and tickets will go on sale on March 6, 2020.

The official handle of the show took to Instagram to make the announcement:

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The list of shows is as follows:

THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL

The Hall: Honoring the Greats of Stand-Up (recorded)
The best comedians of today honouring the greatest stand-up comedians of all-time. With appearances by Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman, & Wanda Sykes.

THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL

Chappelle’s
An evening of music and comedy featuring Dave Chappelle and very special guests.

THE GREEK

STAND OUT: An LGBTQ+ celebration at The Greek Theatre (recorded)
A Historic Celebration of the best in LGBTQ+ Comedy. Legends, headliners, and top emerging talent will share the same stage at The Greek Theatre for an unforgettable and unprecedented stand-up event with special guests and musical performances. 

Headliners include Alan Carr, Hannah Gadsby, Margaret Cho, Rosie O’Donnell, Sandra Bernhard and Wanda Sykes.

Presenters include Demi Lovato, Graham Norton, Lily Tomlin, Ruby Rose. Featuring Bianca Del Rio, Fortune Feimster, Gina Yashere, Guy Branum, James Adomian, Joel Kim Booster, Judy Gold, Lea DeLaria, Mae Martin, Marsha Warfield, Matteo Lane, Patti Harrison, Rhea Butcher, Sam Jay, Scott Thompson, Solomon Georgio, Trixie Mattel and more. 

STAND OUT is produced by Page Hurwitz and Wanda Sykes for Push It Productions.

THE FONDA

That’s My Time with David Letterman (recorded)
Legendary late-night host David Letterman returns to his roots to showcase some of today’s finest stand up comedians to perform and then join him for a one-of-a-kind interview.

THE PALLADIUM

Netflix Is A Joke at The Palladium Hosted by Jamie Foxx (recorded)
Megastar and Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx hosts this loaded lineup featuring some of his favourite comedians!

Netflix Is A Joke at The Palladium Hosted by Amy Schumer (recorded)
Movie star and powerhouse standup Amy Schumer hosts this epic night filled with some of Netflix’s hottest comedians!

Netflix Is A Joke at The Palladium Hosted by Martin Lawrence (recorded)
From Def Comedy Jam 25, superstar comedian Martin Lawrence returns to Netflix to host an evening of heavy-hitting stand-up.

Netflix Is A Joke at The Palladium Hosted by Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin (recorded)
Comedy icons and Grace & Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin host an evening of top notch stand-up from an all-lady lineup.

THE WILTERN

  • Sebastian Maniscalco live
  • Ali Wong: The Milk and Money Tour live
  • 2 Bears, 1 Cave with Tom Segura & Bert Kreischer live podcast
  • The Degenerates Live Hosted by Jim Jefferies
    The Degenerates is BACK and it’s LIVE. You loved the first two seasons of this no-holds-barred comedy show featuring the hottest rising stars of comedy. Now this crude and lewd show is hitting LA for a special Live edition hosted by Jim Jefferies featuring Big Jay Oakersen, Christina P, Ms. Pat, Robert Kelly and more.
  • Ronny Chieng live
  • Park Na-rae live
  • Ken Jeong live
  • Chelsea Handler live

THE ORPHEUM

  • Kevin Hart in Conversation – A moderated Q&A session with comedy superstar and business mogul Kevin Hart.
  • Iliza Shlesinger The Forever Tour
  • Schitt’s Creek: The Farewell Tour with Dan Levy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy , Noah Reid, Emily Hampshire. Join Schitt’s Creek cast members for a live, interactive evening that promises to be fun and insightful while giving fans an insider’s look into the making of the series.
  • Jack Whitehall live

WILSHIRE EBELL

  • Mike Birbiglia live
  • Congratulations with Chris D’Elia live podcast
  • Michelle Wolf live
  • Middleditch & Schwartz improv live

PALACE

  • Norm Macdonald live

THE AVALON

  • Pete Davidson & Best Friends (recorded)
    Pete Davidson and his friends are doing stand-up comedy for you and your friends.
  • Los Comediantes de Latinoamérica (recorded)
    Los Comediantes de Latinoamérica is a loaded stand up show featuring a who’s who of Latin American comedians. Special guests include Fabrizio Copano, Liss Pereira, Ricardo O’Farrill, and Ricardo Quevedo.
  • The India All Star Show hosted by Vir Das (recorded)
    The India All Star Show is jam packed with the best stand up comedians from India featuring performances in both Hindi and English. Special guests include: Aditi Mittal, Amit Tandon, Kanan Gill, Kaneez Surka, Kenny Sebastian, Prashasti Singh, and Sumukhi Suresh.

REGENT

  • Marlon Wayans live
  • Russell Howard live
  • Deon Cole live
  • Christina Pazsitzky live
  • Vir Das live

LARGO

  • Jacqueline Novak Get On Your Knees live
  • Jenny Slate live
  • Katherine Ryan live
  • Tom Papa & Fortune Feimster live
  • Whitney Cummings & Friends live

DYNASTY TYPEWRITER

  • Cristela Alonzo live
  • Taylor Tomlinson live
  • Catherine Cohen live
  • London Hughes live
  • Mo Gilligan live
  • The Endless Honeymoon with Moshe Kasher & Natasha Leggero live podcast

COMEDY UNION

  • The Arsenio Hall Comedy Showcase (recorded for SiriusXM)
    Arsenio Hall presents a lineup of the funniest comedians in LA at the legendary Comedy Union.

IMPROV

  • Whindersson Nunes & Friends live
  • They Ready Live live
  • Luenell live

IMPROV LAB AND IMPROV LAB

  • Janelle James & Friends live
  • Trevor Wilson live
  • Pat live

LAUGH FACTORY

  • Best of Canada live

THE ROOSEVELT HOTEL

  • Tim Dillon live
  • Chad Goes Deep “Going Deep” live podcast

THE BELASCO

  • Felipe Esparza live

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