Is 2017 the year of the comedy mega special? Netflix has certainly started the trend, paying exorbitant sums out to the biggest players in the game. Today, Netflix announced they will air a brand new hour special from Amy Schumer in March. Schumer recorded the special on November 5th at Denver’s Bellco Theatre as part of her 2016 world tour.
Schumer’s last special “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” was directed by Chris Rock and aired in 2015 for HBO. Schumer is the third mega-act to sign with Netflix in recent months. In late 2016, deals with both Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle were announced, with big dollar amounts on the table, and we imagine that given Schumer is also being well paid. Can a deal with Kevin Hart be far behind?
Schumer also has a movie, Snatched, coming out May 12, with Goldie Hawn.
No title has been released yet although in her Instagram post Schumer hashtagged it #theleatherspecial. The new hour will debut on Netflix on Tuesday, March 7th.