Netflix's The Comedy Lineup: Part 1 trailer just dropped and it's hilarious!
Quick wit takes on a whole new meaning when a group of fiercely funny, emerging comics take the mic for a series of 15-minute stand-up sets performed live!
Netflix's 'The Comedy Lineup: Part 1' just debuted their trailer and it looks very promising. Quick wit takes on a whole new meaning when a group of fiercely funny, emerging comics take the mic for a series of 15-minute stand-up sets, filmed live in front of an intimate crowd at Atlanta's historic Terminal West. The eclectic mix of comedians bring fresh takes on life's issues, big and small, in a series of solo sets. The Comedy Lineup: Part 1 includes Michelle Buteau, Phil Wang, Taylor Tomlinson, Ian Karmel, Jak Knight, Sam Jay, Sabrina Jalees, and Tim Dillon.
Phil Wang is a British Malaysian stand-up comedian is also a member of the sketch comedy group 'Daphne,' and co-creator of their BBC Radio 4 series, 'Daphne Sounds Expensive.' In January earlier this year, he took part in Comedy Central's 'Roast Battle', hosted by Jimmy Carr, in which he battled friend and fellow comedian Ed Gamble. Wang won the battle.
This appears to be Netflix's way to shine the spotlight on younger talent. While Netflix has released quite a number of hour-long standup specials already, the focus has been on bigger names in the industry like Sarah Silverman, Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer and Louis C.K.
Michelle Buteau has recently announced that she will be spearheading her own WNYC podcast, after being a regular on WYNC's 'Two Dope Queens'. Taylor Tomlinson made his Conan debut last year, Sam Jay and Tim Dillon have already taped Comedy Central half hours.
Netflix is known for its range of diversity in both TV and cinema, these quarter-hour specials will now offer a greater diversity of comedy styles, alongside comedians who will meet the differing demands of their audience. A lot like what Comedy Central has done for years now, Netflix's new series will definitely see emerging new talents alongside the already existing big names, like Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres.
The Comedy Lineup: Part 1 will premiere on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, available globally on Netflix.