Wednesday night, visitors to New York’s famed Comedy Cellar hit the jackpot when Chris Rock, Amy Schumer and Dave Chappelle all took the stage. Drop ins by gigantic stand up stars are pretty normal at the Cellar, you never know when Tracy Morgan, or Louis C.K. or Jon Stewart might stop in and hit the stage. But comedy fans who were at the Cellar last night got to see the Netflix Three all on stage at once.
But that wasn’t all, also on stage last night were Aziz Ansari, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Attell, and Ryan Hamilton. making this possibly one of the biggest lineups ever assembled on a small stage. Leonard Outzs, John Laster and Wil Sylvince were also in the house. Jon Laster who is a giant talent himself, with a huge future, hosted last night’s show and posted on his Instagram, that they had been sitting on the steps when Chappelle told his manager he didn’t want to go up, he just wanted to see Seinfeld go up and then he was leaving. “He and Chris Rock then went back and forth about who would be next. Amy Schumer overheard them and asked if she could do five minutes also to be a part of this ‘history.'” Laster said it felt surreal working with all his idols. He described the night as the “Birds, Jordans and LeBrons” all in one hallway. “I honestly didn’t feel intimidated I felt like I belonged at least like my work did. I started to excuse myself from this picture and Amy pulled me back into it and said ‘fuck that get in the picture you were a part of this!.”
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You can't make this up… #ComedyCellar. #Repost @hewasfunny with @repostapp ・・・ Tonight I was humbled and blessed to have been a part of the greatest show EVER in the history of the Comedy Cellar and maybe comedy period! We were sitting on the steps when Dave Chappelle told the manager that he didn't wanna go on he just wanted to watch Jerry Seinfeld go on and then he was leaving. He quickly changed his mind and decided to go up. He and Chris Rock then went back and forth about who would be next. Amy Schumer overheard them and asked if she could do five minutes also to be a part of this 'history.' I forgot that Aziz was somewhere outside and needed to go on as well. Felt kinda surreal working with my idols. The Birds, Jordans, LeBrons all in this little hallway but I honestly didn't feel intimidated I felt like I belonged atleast like my work did. I started to excuse myself from this picture and Amy pulled me back into it and said 'fuck that get in the picture you were a part of this!' Thank you soooooo much Estee!! The Lineup: Host: Me Ryan Hamilton Dave Attell Jerry Seinfeld Amy Schumer Chris Rock Aziz Ansari Dave Chappelle Every once in a while we get a glimpse into our growth. My law of attraction is working, my sobriety is working, the people that push me (Tracey Moore), it's working! I am so happy. I am so grateful. I am so humbled. Thank you for any kind words in advance! #comedy #beautiful #lawofattraction #funnyordie #comedycellar #tbt #drinks #food #girls #fitness #yoga #snl #ihashtaglikea17yearoldwhitegirl
Chris Rock posted on his Instagram that he got up on stage at the Cellar to start working on material for his upcoming Total Blackout tour. The tour will culminate in his first hour special in eight years.
— Comedy Hype (@ComedyHype_) January 12, 2017
Comedian Joyelle Johnson managed to grab what she called “the photobomb of her life.”
— Joyelle N Johnson (@joyellenicole) January 12, 2017
Rock’s deal with Netflix, for two specials is worth a reported $40 million. Soon after Rock’s Netflix announcement, the streaming service revealed a three special deal with Dave Chappelle worth $60 million, and just this week it was announced that Amy Schumer’s next special would also air on Netflix. Schumer’s special will air first, in March 2017.