As Netflix has started to increase their library of stand-up specials, we haven’t been shy about calling the streaming service the new king of stand-up comedy. While HBO was once the prime destination for exclusive, high quality stand-up acts, they haven’t been as dedicated to the cause in recent years. The cable subscription service still has a fantastic library of stand-up available through HBO GO, and every now and then they come out with a great new special (Pete Holmes being the most recent example), but Netflix has been locking down some of the biggest names in the business for exclusive deals, and that’s just the beginning.
And here we are: there will be new 2017 Netflix stand-up specials arriving every single week. Let’s dive into the growing Netflix stand-up comedy library below.
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If Netflix landing new comedy specials from Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock wasn’t enough to solidify the streaming service as the best place for new stand-up comedy, the latest addition to their roster should do the trick.
Jerry Seinfeld has just struck a new deal with Netflix that effectively makes the streaming service the new home for all of his comedic endeavors. This includes stand-up specials, his continuing series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and the potential for new programming from the comedian.
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Following the trailer for the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here, we have a look at another fascinating glimpse into the world of stand-up comedy, this time one from the real world.
Dying Laughing is a new documentary that feels like it should have been called I’m Dying Up Here, because it features one-on-one interviews with stand-up comedians like Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Cedric The Entertainer, Russell Peters, the late Garry Shandling and more, all talking about their worst experiences on stage. These are the times when the bombed, died, crashed and all the other words which describe the worst thing that can happen to a comedian on stage: not getting laughs.
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Gallery 1988 has already played host to “An Art Show About Nothing,” which was actually a tribute to Seinfeld, the NBC sitcom which was famously about nothing. Now they’re back with “Another Art Show About Nothing,” featuring all new artwork inspired by the series created by Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David.
Artists like Barry Blankenship, Joshua Roman, Luke Flowers, Jerrod Maryurama, Jeremy Berkley, Geoff Trapp, Erin Hunting, Dave Pryor and much more have crafted some incredible new pieces in honor of Seinfeld, and you can get your hands on them right now.
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This past summer brought us the eighth season of the wholly entertaining and unique series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Now here we are, just six months later, and yet another new season is nearly upon us with some great new guests.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee season 9 is coming to Crackle in January, and the guests cruising along with host Jerry Seinfeld this time include more fellow comedians like Kristen Wiig, Norm Macdonald, Cedric the Entertainer, Lewis Black and the return of Bob Einstein (aka Super Dave Osborne). In addition, Seinfeld also has Christoph Waltz on the show for the first time, and they even go off-road to spend some time chatting in a paddle boat. That’s a bingo. Read More »
Much of the finest entertainment in the world isn’t free. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find great content that won’t cost you a dime. Case in point, Jerry Seinfeld has his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee available to watch for free through Sony’s Crackle, and the eighth season is on its way this summer.
The first Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee season 8 trailer has just debuted online, teasing Seinfeld’s fascinating discussions with some of comedy’s most brilliant minds. This season includes Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, director Judd Apatow, former Daily Show correspondent and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver, and plenty more. Watch below! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Jerry Seinfeld‘s popular web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has been quietly chugging along since 2012, producing six seasons in four years and amassing a murderer’s row of special guests. The trailer for the seventh season has arrived and it very much resembles what we’ve seen before: Seinfeld gets in a classic car of some kind, picks up a beloved comedian or actor, and chats with them while they drive to a coffee shop or restaurant. This loose format pretty much allows the show to be whatever it wants to be and do whatever it wants do, so why fix what isn’t broken?
Anyway, the new season looks like more of the same (not a bad thing), with new guests that include the likes of Will Ferrell, Garry Shandling, Steve Martin, Kathleen Madigan, and some guy named Barack Obama. Have you heard of him? Watch the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee season 7 trailer after the jump.
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For the past month, we’ve been reporting on the progress of a Kickstarter campaign to bring back the cult favorite, movie-mocking TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Creator Joel Hodgson started an ambitious crowd-fund campaign to raise $5.5 million in order to produce 12 new episodes of the show with a whole new cast, and last night the campaign ended with even more good news than expected.
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter is now the largest crowd-funded online video of all-time, and the campaign made so much that they’ll actually be able to make 14 new episodes. It truly is a great time to be alive. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Angie Han
Just ahead of Seinfeld‘s Hulu premiere, two of the show’s stars are reuniting for a much more modest venture: a quick drive and a cup of coffee. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is dropping by the sixth season of Jerry Seinfeld‘s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, along with Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, Steve Harvey, Bill Maher, and Jim Carrey.
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably heard about the special Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special that aired this past Sunday night. It was a three and a half hour trip down memory lane, featuring a true dream-team of comedy’s elite.
Among the many highlights came early in the show when a 5-minute video montage was shown of cast members’ first auditions. Not fake auditions, like we’ve seen in the past. The actual, real auditions for stars like Will Ferrell, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Jimmy Fallon as well as classic cast members like Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner and John Belushi. Here, you can see them in the auditions that would change their lives forever. It’s pretty special.
As a bonus though, there are also auditions from people who didn’t make the cut. They’re people you’ve definitely heard of who auditioned, but didn’t make the show.
Below, check out the Saturday Night Live auditions video as well a few of the other highlights from the special including Celebrity Jeopardy, Wayne’s World and more. Read More »