Netflix Chooses 4 Comics to Represent the US in a Worldwide 47 Comedian Event

Netflix Chooses 4 Comics to Represent the US in a Worldwide 47 Comedian Event

The list of comedians with Netflix specials is about to get a lot longer, and much more inclusive.  Netflix is creating a new stand up event that will stream in 2019 and include half hours from forty seven comedians in thirteen different countries.  Representing the United States will be Chris D’Elia, Neal Brennan, Nicole Byer and Nick Swardson. Other familiar names include a few of our favorite Canadian comedian friends like K. Trevor Wilson, and DeAnne Smith.

A whopping 34 of the 47 half hour specials will be recorded at Just for Laughs in Montreal, with the remaining sets being taped in Brazil, Mexico, India, Germany and The Netherlands. No title has been announced yet, but all forty seven episodes will be released at once.  The specials will also be taped in seven languages, including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dutch, German and English.

“Few things are better than discovering a new comedian you love,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP, Original Documentary and Comedy, Netflix.  “With this event, we’re creating a true comedy festival experience for our members where they can scour the globe from home to find some of the freshest voices in comedy.”

The roster of stand-up comedians that will record at this year’s Just for Laughs from July 24 – July 29 in Montreal, is listed below:

United States

Chris D’Elia
Neal Brennan
Nicole Byer
Nick Swardson

United Kingdom

Nish Kumar
Joel Dommett
Mae Martin
Ellie Taylor


Shirley Souagnon
Jason Brokerss
Two additional comedians to be announced


Loyiso Gola
Loyiso Madinga
Tumi Morake
Riaad Moosa


Joel Creasey
Nazeem Hussain
New Zealand
Urzila Carlson
Cal Wilson


Adib Alkhalidey
François Bellefeuille
Ivan Decker
Louis-José Houde
Katherine Levac
Dave Merheje
Deanne Smith
K. Trevor Wilson

Middle East

Moayad Alnefaie
Adi Khalefa
Rawsan Hallak
Ibraheem Alkhairallah

Tickets to Just For Laughs tapings at Club Soda are only available through the Just For Laughs pass.

Tickets to Just For Laughs tapings at Monument National – Studio Hydro-Quebec are only available through the ZOOFF pass.

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