Los Angeles will be all laughs when Netflix Is A Joke, a brand comedy festival, invades the city this spring. Famed comics like Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer and Kevin Hart are all on tap to perform at the bash, which runs April 27 through May 3.
Stand-up giant Sebastian Maniscalco kicks things off April 27 at the The Wiltern, one of several LA venues to hold performances throughout the festival. The coming days will feature shows from David Letterman, Ali Wong, Pete Davidson, Martin Lawrence, Ken Jeong and more, including improv and podcast recordings. Chappelle will headline the festival’s largest performance when he takes over the Hollywood Bowl on May 2.
Netflix Is A Joke will showcase some of the streaming service’s most successful content. The cast of Schitt’s Creek will bring their Farewell Tour to the festival for a panel at the Orpheum Theatre May 1. The following night, Grace and Frankie stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda will host the festival’s namesake series at the Hollywood Palladium. The festival will eventually be highlighted on Netflix, as eleven of the booked performances will be taped and become available to stream at a later date.
Two notable series are lined up for May 1 and May 3. The former, dubbed Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration, will bring together comedy forces Rosie O’Donnell, Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho, Hannah Gadsby and Alan Carr for an evening of laughs at the Greek Theatre. The latter, a festival-closing show called The Hall, is set to honor late comedy legends George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers and Robin Williams. Chappelle, Seinfeld, Hart, Sykes, Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg and Sarah Silverman will all appear at that tribute show, held at the Theatre at Ace Hotel.
Check out the full Netflix Is A Joke lineup in the official poster below. Score tickets for the festival’s full comedy slate here.