Isn’t That Special

Netflix will premiere a string of stand-up comedy specials over the remainder of 2016.

Popular comedians taking the stage include:

Jeff Foxworthy

Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking

Described as the “legends of homestyle humor,” the two Grammy-nominated comedian-raconteurs are in Minneapolis as part of their current tour. Available Friday, August 26.

Cedric the Entertainer: Live from the Ville

Cedric the Entertainer discusses rap artists, among other topics, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Available Friday, September 16.

Iliza: Confirmed Kills

“Straight-talking” Iliza Shlesinger appears at The Vic in Chicago. This is her second original special for Netflix. Available Friday, September 23.

Russell Peters: Almost Famous

Russell Peters examines family and race before an audience in Toronto, Canada. Available Friday, October 7.

Joe Rogan: Triggered

The comedian, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) commentator and former host of Fear Factor performs at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Available Friday, October 21.

Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60

Well, that is special. Dana Carvey, best known for his many SNL characters including the Church Lady, appears at the the Wilbur Theatre in Boston. Available Friday, November 4.

ColinQuinn071r-1Colin Quinn: The New York Story

Another SNL veteran, Weekend Update’s Colin Quinn, performs his off-Broadway show about the history of New York and “the different groups who shape the personality of the city.” Jerry Seinfeld directs Quinn at the Schimmel Center in New York City. Available Friday, November 18.

Michael Che Matters

Michael Che, who just left his Weekend Update gig, will be at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn. Available Friday, November 25.

Reggie Watts: Spatial

Comedian and musician Reggie Watts improvises “sketches, short stories, and dream sequences creating a truly unique experience” before a Los Angeles audience. Tuesday, December 13.

Gabriel lglesias: I’m Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ makes his Netflix original stand-up comedy debut and sixth comedy special in Chicago. Available Tuesday, December 20.

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