Netflix Announces Comedy Festival Set To Take Place In Los Angeles; Dave Chappelle, Jamie Foxx, Martin Lawrence And More To Participate In Celebrity-Driven Event

Netflix continues to take over the game with new innovative ideas.

Now, the streaming platform has announced its new ‘Netflix is a Joke’ festival, which will feature over 100 stand-up shows in the Los Angeles area.

Set to take place between April 27 to May 3, comedians Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, David Letterman, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer, Martin Lawerence, and more, are all tapped to perform during the fun-filled weekend.

“It’s an honor to transform L.A. for one week into the funniest place on earth,” said the chief content officer of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, on the star-studded event in a statement.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the comedy-driven festival is set to be produced in association with Live Nation and will occur at 20 venues around the city. The Laugh Factory, Greek Theater, and The Hollywood Bowl are a few of the venues that will host the festival.

During the week, Foxx, Schumer, Lawerence, and Jane Fonda will each host a gala of their own at The Palladium to spotlight U.S. and international comedy talent at Netflix.

The festival will even host an LGBTQ+ celebration to make the festival inclusive for all.

Comedians Alan Carr, Wanda Sykes, Rosie O’Donnell, and more have all been chosen to headline ‘Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration.’

For those who can’t attend the inaugural ‘Joke’ fest presented by Netflix and Live Nation, the streaming service revealed that 11 of the comedy shows during the festival will be recorded and uploaded on its various platforms, including ‘Netflix Is A Joke’ radio, presented on SiriusXM.

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