Netflix announced this week that it has slated four new exclusive stand-up comedy specials, including a Bill Cosby performance, for the last quarter of 2014. The additions join the previously revealed live Chelsea Handler special, Uganda Be Kidding Me, for a combined total of five Netflix-only performances set to premiere over the next few months.
The streaming service unveiled which four comedians it opted for, as well as when their performances would be added to and made available within the Watch Instantly feature, in its press release on Wednesday.
• Bill Cosby – Bill Cosby 77 – Nov. 28
Cosby’s latest special, dubbed Bill Cosby 77 (after his current ripe age), will bring “his singular point of view and comedy” to his favorite topics: relationships, marriage, and children. The event was recorded at the SF Jazz Center in San Francisco on July 12th, the comedian’s 77th birthday.
• Jim Jefferies – BARE – Aug. 29
The comedian’s performance, filmed live at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, will feature some of Jefferies’ more shocking observations regarding politics, new fatherhood, orgies and Neil Diamond. Additionally, the first season of Jefferies’ comedy series Legit is available for streaming now on Netflix for those looking to familiarize themselves with the comic’s style before the Netflix exclusive is dropped on the public.
• Chelsea Peretti – One of the Greats – Nov. 14
Peretti, who you might recognize from Brooklyn Nine-Nine or as a woman who denies the advances of Louis C.K.’s character in the comedian’s own show Louie, brings a dark, yet silly, “reimagining” of the typical one-hour special. The program, filmed live at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. promises to showcase the comic’s “diverse talents as an actor, standup, writer, and motorcycle enthusiast.”
• Bill Burr – I’m Sorry You Feel That Way – Dec. 5
Burr’s fourth hour-long special will take viewers on a strange ride as the comic escapes a zombie apocalypse via getaway helicopter, explores how romantic comedies run great sex, and points to excessive hugs as “the downfall of man.” Two of Burr’s previous stand-up performances, Let It Go and You People Are All The Same, are currently available for streaming via Netflix.
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