‘Netflix Is a Joke’ Comedy Festival Returns in May 2024 With 300 Shows

‘Netflix Is a Joke’ Comedy Festival Returns in May 2024 With 300 Shows

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Netflix is bringing back its “Netflix Is a Joke Fest,” which so far has lined up more than 300 live events across 35 venues in Los Angeles. The event, last held in 2022, will include Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Nate Bargatze and Sebastian Maniscalco in a night of comedy at the Hollywood Bowl; also holding stand-up shows there are Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Seth Rogen, Matt Rife, Kevin Hart, Trevor Noah and a joint show with Taylor Tomlinson, Sarah Silverman, Nikki Glaser and Michelle Buteau.

Netflix produces the festival with Live Nation; this year’s event will take place from May 2 to May 12, 2024. Besides the Bowl, other venues on tap include The Greek, The Dolby, The Forum, The Palladium, Orpheum Theatre  and The Wiltern, as well as well as comedy venues including The Hollywood Improv, Largo, Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store.

“This is a special time for comedy, both for Netflix and the genre at large, ” said Robbie Praw, Netflix VP of stand-up and comedy formats.  “We have the privilege of working with comedians who are selling out arenas, winning awards and building fandoms in the millions. In the 10 years that we’ve been doing stand-up we’ve seen the art form reach levels we didn’t think possible. This festival aims to capture this moment by bringing together the world’s best comedians for an unforgettable 11 days.”

Guests booked for the festival so far include Ali Wong, Atsuko Okatsuko, Anthony Jeselnik, Bert Kreischer, Beth Stelling, Bill Burr, Brett Goldstein, Cedric the Entertainer, Celeste Barber, Chelsea Handler,   Chris Rock, Craig Robinson, Daniel Tosh, Dane Cook, David Letterman,  Demetri Martin, Deon Cole, Earthquake,  Fortune Feimster, Hannah Berner, Hannah Gadsby, Heather McMahan, Iliza Shlesinger, Jason Mantzoukas, Jeff Ross, Jerry Seinfeld, Jessi Klein, Jessica Kirson,  Joel Kim Booster, John Mulaney, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Jim Jefferies, Jimmy Carr, Justin Willman, Katherine Ryan, Katt Williams, Kevin Hart, Kountry Wayne, Kumail Nanjiani, Leanne Morgan, Leslie Jones, Luenell, Mae Martin, Mark Normand, Marlon Wayans, Matteo Lane, Matt Rife,  Maya Rudolph, Michelle Buteau,  Mike Birbiglia, Mike Epps, Moshe Kasher, Natasha Leggero, Nate Bargatze, Nicole Byer, Nick Kroll,  Nikki Glaser, Patton Oswalt, Phil Rosenthal,  Rachel Bloom, Ralph BarbosaRonny Chieng, Roy Wood Jr., Ryan Hamilton, Sam Jay, Sarah Silverman, Sebastian Maniscalco, Seth Rogen, Shane Gillis, Sheng Wang, Stavros Halkias, Taylor Tomlinson,  Tim Dillon, Tim Robinson, Tom Brady, Tom Papa, Tom Segura, Trevor Noah, Vir Das, Wanda Sykes and Dodgers player Will Smith (not the actor).

“Netflix Is a Joke” will also feature a hub dubbed “Outside Joke.” Tickets go on sale starting at 10 a.m. PT on December 15.

“Netflix Is a Joke” featured 295 shows in 2022, and says it sold 260,000 tickets to various events.

Here’s a look at the lineup as of now:

HOLLYWOOD BOWL – 8 nights

  • Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Nate Bargatze and Sebastian Maniscalco: Live at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Bill Burr
  • John Mulaney
  • Seth Rogen Smokes The Bowl: Supporting Seth and Lauren Rogen’s Alzheimer’s charity Hilarity For Charity
  • Matt Rife
  • Taylor Tomlinson, Sarah Silverman, Nikki Glaser and Michelle Buteau: Live at The Hollywood Bowl:
  • Kevin Hart 
  • Trevor Noah

THE FORUM

  • G.R.O.A.T.
    • The Greatest Roast of All Time: Tom Brady (recorded for Netflix): Seven time world champion Tom Brady roasted by Jeff Ross, alongside other celebrities.
  • Tom Segura
  • Bert Kreischer

HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM

  • Chris Rock’s Table Reads
  • Dodgers Comedy Night hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and Presented by Dodgers Catcher Will Smith
  • Mike Epps

THE GREEK THEATRE

  • Big Mouth Live at The Greek: Nick Kroll, Maya Rudolph, John Mulaney, Jessi Klein, Jason Mantzoukas and more
  • Jon Stewart and Friends
  • Shane Gillis 
  • I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson Live!

THE WILTERN

  • Ali Wong Live (four shows over three nights, shows on 5/4 will be recorded for Netflix)
  • Sheng Wang

THE DOLBY

  • Wanda Sykes: Please & Thank You Tour
  • Ronny Chieng Live
  • Daniel Tosh Live

THE MONTALBAN

  • Gods of Comedy with David Letterman
  • Mark Normand 
  • Iliza Shlesinger
  • Heather McMahan 
  • Dane Cook
  • Rachel Bloom
  • Katherine Ryan

YOUTUBE THEATER

  • Katt Williams: The Dark Matter Tour (recorded for Netflix)
  • Chelsea Handler, Fortune Feimster, Matteo Lane, Sam Jay & Vanessa Gonzalez: 3 Gays, a Mexican and a Jew: A Night of Comedy with Chelsea Handler and Friends.
  • Kill Tony

THE ORPHEUM THEATRE

  • Brett Goldstein (multiple shows)
  • Celeste Barber
  • Vir Das
  • Kountry Wayne

THE THEATRE AT ACE HOTEL

  • Hannah Gadsby And Close Personal Acquaintances…Some of Whom They’ve Never Met
  • Ralph Barbosa
  • Tom Papa
  • Kumail Nanjiani 
  • Patton Oswalt
  • Mike Birbiglia
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Marlon Wayans
  • Phil Rosenthal
  • Hannah Berner
  • Anthony Jeselnik
  • Demetri Martin

THE AVALON

  • Mae Martin and Brett Goldstein Make Love to One Another Live on Stage
  • Felipe Esparza

LARGO

  • How Did This Get Made

PANTAGES

  • Leanne Morgan

WILSHIRE EBELL

  • Laura Ramoso
  • Ryan Hamilton

PALACE THEATRE

  • Jared Freid
  • Nate Jackson

THE BELASCO

  • Roy Wood Jr. 
  • Sibling Rivalry Podcast
  • Earthquake

TROUBADOUR

  • Joel Kim Booster
  • Lowkey Comedy 
  • Craig Robinson
  • Nicole Byer
  • Paul Virzi 
  • Moshe Kasher

THE REGENT THEATER

  • Catherine Cohen 
  • Mo Gilligan
  • JR De Guzman 
  • Luenell

BOURBON ROOM

  • Chris Redd
  • Jessimae Peluso
  • Donnell Rawlings
  • Sabrina Wu

DYNASTY TYPEWRITER

  • Fern Brady: I Gave You Milk To Drink
  • Are You Still Listening?
  • Naomi Ekperigin
  • Joe Mande

THE ELYSIAN THEATER

  • Nori Reed
  • Natalie Palamides
  • Guy Branum
  • Nico Carney

MASONIC LODGE AT HOLLYWOOD FOREVER

  • Beth Stelling
  • Christina P.
  • Jeff Ross
  • The Endless Honeymoon Podcast

ADDITIONAL VENUES WITH SHOWS TO BE ANNOUNCED INCLUDE:

The Egyptian , Hotel Cafe, Westside Comedy Theater, Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store

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