After COVID-19 derailed its first attempt in 2020, Netflix announced a 2022 Netflix is a Joke Festival, set to take place in Los Angeles over an 11-day span in the spring of 2022. Produced by Netflix and Live Nation, the festival promises more than 100 live shows at more than 25 venues, running from April 28 to May 8, 2022.
Tickets for Netflix is a Joke Festival are on sale beginning Friday, December 10. Presales began on December 7.
“It’s absolutely thrilling for Netflix to be hosting a comedy festival of this magnitude in Los Angeles,” said Robbie Praw, Director, Stand-up and Comedy Formats, Netflix. “We were so disappointed to postpone the event last spring and our line-up of comedians can’t wait to bring much needed laughs to audiences in LA and around the world on Netflix. Netflix Is A Joke Festival is going to give comedy fans the opportunity to see the greats and discover new voices in one of the greatest cities in the world.”
Over 130 performers are currently scheduled to be featured, making up a literal who’s who of comedy. Just the short list on the event announcement is enormous: Ali Wong, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Bert Kreischer, Bill Burr, Chelsea Handler, Chris Rock, Conan O’Brien, Cristela Alonzo, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, Deon Cole, Eddie Izzard, Ellen DeGeneres, Felipe Esparza, Fortune Feimster, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, Hasan Minhaj and Ronny Chieng, Iliza Shlesinger, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Jerry Seinfeld, John Mulaney, Jonathan Van Ness, Ken Jeong, Kevin Hart, Kevin Smith, Larry David, Margaret Cho, Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, Michael McIntyre, Mike Birbiglia, Mike Myers and David O. Russell, Nick Kroll, Nicole Byer, Patton Oswalt, Pete Davidson, Ray Romano, Sandra Bernhard, Seth Rogen, Theo Von, Tig Notaro, Tim Robinson, Tina Fey, Wanda Sykes (and more.)
At least some of the performances are to be recorded, with plans to be streamed on the platform later.
The full “highlights” promoted by Netflix include:
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias (recorded) Making LA history, Gabe will be the first stand-up comedian to ever perform at Dodger Stadium. He will record his newest Netflix special in front of tens of thousands at his home team’s baseball park.
THE GREEK THEATRE
STAND OUT: An LGBTQ+ Celebration (recorded) will be an all-star night of entertainment with Bob the Drag Queen, Eddie Izzard, Fortune Feimster, Gina Yashere, Guy Branum, James Adomian, Joel Kim Booster, Judy Gold, Mae Martin, Margaret Cho, Marsha Warfield, Matteo Lane, Patti Harrison, River Butcher, Sam Jay, Sandra Bernhard, Scott Thompson, Solomon Georgio, Tig Notaro, Trixie Mattel, Wanda Sykes and more to be announced soon. Stand Out is produced by Page Hurwitz, Wanda Sykes (Push It Productions), Brian Graden and Dave Mace (Brian Graden Media).
Larry David In Conversation
CRYPTO.COM ARENA, FORMERLY STAPLES CENTER
Dave Chappelle and Friends
Bill Burr: Slight Return
John Mulaney: From Scratch
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler In Conversation- See the Emmy Award-winning pair in a freewheeling chat that only these two good friends and comedy veterans could have.
THE FONDA THEATRE
That’s My Time With David Letterman (recorded) Legendary late night host David Letterman returns to his roots to showcase some of today’s finest stand up comedians to perform and then join him for a one-of-a-kind interview.
Pete Davidson and Best Friends(recorded) Pete Davidson and his best friends are doing stand-up comedy for you and your friends.
THE HALL: Honoring The Greats of Stand-Up(recorded) Anchoring the closing night will be a night filled with today’s best in comedy paying homage to pioneers George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers and Robin Williams. The Hall and induction ceremony special were created by award-winning director/producer Marty Callner and producer Randall Gladstein. Callner will direct and executive produce through his Funny Business, Inc. shingle. Gladstein and award winning producer/manager, David Steinberg will also executive produce. The Hall will have a physical home in a newly designed wing of the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York.
Netflix Is A Joke at The Palladium Hosted by Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin (recorded) Comedy icons and Grace & Frankie stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin host an evening of top notch stand-up.
Netflix Is A Joke at The Palladium Hosted by Amy Schumer (recorded) Powerhouse comedian Amy Schumer will host an epic night with some of today’s most talented comedians.
THE ORPHEUM THEATRE
Seth Rogen’s Table Reads: For four nights live from the Orpheum, Rogen will curate and host unforgettable evenings featuring his friends and Netflix stars reading scripts from his favorite tv shows and films. All proceeds will go to HFC (Hilarity for Charity), whose mission is to care for families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, inspire the next generation of Alzheimer’s advocates, and be leaders in brain health research and education.
Aziz Ansari & Friends
Iliza Shlesinger: Back In Action
Jonathan Van Ness: Imaginary Living Room Olympian
Patton Oswalt: Who’s Ready to Laugh?
Wanda Sykes Live
Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend
Chelsea Handler: Vaccinated and Horny
Theo Von: Return of the Rat
Justin Willman: Magic For Humans In Person
Mike Birbiglia Live!
Nick Kroll: Middle Aged Boy Tour
TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES
Mike Myers and David O. Russell In Conversation
THE COMEDY STORE
50th Anniversary of The Comedy Store: Netflix is a Joke in partnership with The Comedy Store, who first opened its doors in 1972, will be presenting a slate of programming throughout the festival, celebrating 50 years of the iconic Los Angeles comedy club. Full details to be announced soon.
Princess featuring Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum: SNL vet Maya Rudolph and LA singer-songwriter Gretchen Lieberum are PRINCESS, a Prince cover band. The two have been singing together since college but it was only recently that the duo turned their mutual adoration for Prince into a musical project. Born out of their collective, life-long obsession with Prince, each performance is a love letter to the Artist himself. Don’t Worry, They Won’t Hurt U… They Only Want U 2 Have Some Fun.
WILSHIRE EBELL THEATRE
Anthony Jeselnik & Enemies
Ben Schwartz & Friends
THE PALACE THEATRE
Nate Bargatze: The Raincheck Tour
Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious
Hasan hates Ronny-Ronny hates Hasan
KEVOLUTION: An Evening with Kevin Smith: From almost dying of a massive heart attack to almost getting killed online over his “Masters of the Universe” cartoon, Kevin Smith is a survivor. In this followup to his last comedy special SILENT BUT DEADLY, the pop culture gadfly will pleasure you with his mouth, telling tales of his unexpected journey down the road to wellness