German-Persian Stand-Up

(Above: Enissa Amani. Source: YouTube screenshot)

Enissa Amani’s perspective adds to Netflix’s global comedy library.

A new stand-up special starring an “Iranian-born German-Persian” comedian debuts Thursday, April 26, on Netflix.

Enissa Amani: Ehrenwort, featuring English subtitles, was recorded live at the St. Pauli Theater on Hamburg’s Reeperbahn last January.

The comedian discusses, among other things, German engineering, tax deductions and online fan-mail etiquette.

Here’s Amani doing a set, in English, in London last year:

The Amani show represents a further expansion of Netflix’s library of global comedic offerings.

Last month, Netflix debuted Yoo Byung-Jae: Too Much Information. In the special, Yoo Byung-Jae, a comedy performer and sketch writer known for Saturday Night Live Korea, “lays bare his childhood memories and philosophy on sex.” The performance is in Korean with English subtitles. A second stand-up special is planned for later this year.

Netflix’s first project from the Middle East, a one-hour stand-up special called Adel Karam:Live from Beirut, also with subtitles, debuted last month.

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