Oh, man. The side of Netflix where productions of series and films are gone and on the other side we say bye-bye to the live shows. This pandemic isn’t really my jam––or anyone’s at this point.
All the hype from The Hall to the inauguration has been deleted, at least for the meantime. The streaming giant said today that the weeklong comedy showcase in Los Angeles that was supposed to premiere in late April has been postponed with no new schedule.
“Based on the latest CDC guidelines we’ve decided to postpone our Netflix Is a Joke Fest, which was scheduled to begin April 27,” Netflix said in a statement today.
Netflix partnered with Live Nation to put forward over 100 live shows and events across different venues in the City of Angels that is Los Angeles. That includes venues such as The Wiltern, Avalon, and Hollywood Palladium so you better think this event is extravagant enough to support prestigious comedians such as Dave Chappelle, Ali Wong, Amy Schumer, Jamie Foxx, David Letterman, Kevin Hart, Wanda Sykes, and a whole list of more names. They’ll be doing what they do best, and that’s making the people laugh through their improvs and sketches with a little mix of Q&As and podcast tapings.
There are a lot more in store for the event as acts spearheaded by Bill Burr, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Martin Lawrence, Sebastian Maniscalco, and more are also in for stand-up sets! For sure, all of that would be showing on Netflix later.
“We’ve been blown away by the excitement from fans,” Netflix said in its statement, “and we will work to reschedule it when we can. In the meantime please everyone take care, hold onto your tickets and we look forward to seeing you all soon. More information for ticket holders will be available on NetflixIsAJokeFest.com in the weeks ahead.”
Either way, good on Netflix for postponing the event to take care of their people and guests. With that, the summary.org team hopes you and your families are safe.