Netflix is a Joke - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, a video essay looks at how Andie MacDowell spent a lot of time in the 1990s getting tricked by the magic of male protagonists. Plus, watch how Netflix is mocking itself for their new promotional campaign for their exclusive stand-up specials and watch as Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live interviews Emmy winners in a very unique position. Read More »

Jerry Before Seinfeld Trailer

Jerry Seinfeld is a stand-up comedy legend. The comedian’s self-titled sitcom that he created with Curb Your Enthusiasm mastermind Larry David is one of the most successful network comedies of all time, which is impressive for a show that is famously about nothing. Plus, it’s kind of the inspiration for all the sitcoms following stand-up comedians that have been made in the years since. Seinfeld has yet to return to television with another original series, but he’s doing the next best thing by putting together a new stand-up special that will be available exclusively on Netflix.

Jerry Before Seinfeld is the first stand-up special in a new deal that the comedian struck with Netflix that includes an additional stand-up special and the rights to the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. What’s great about this new special is it looks like it shares some traits with Jerry Seinfeld’s outstanding stand-up documentary Comedian, in what it reveals about Seinfeld’s early years behind the mic. Watch the trailer below for a sneak peek. Read More »

Big Mouth Teasers - Jerry Seinfeld Stand-Up

Netflix has plenty of original programming coming to the streaming service in September, and teasers for two of their biggest comedy offerings have just hit the web.

First up, Nick Kroll is trying his hand at animated comedy with a new series called Big Mouth that he co-created with Andrew Goldberg, which focuses on the nightmare of going through puberty as a teen, envisioning hormones as giant monsters who are bad influences on teenagers. It looks delightfully twisted and weird for a coming-of-age series.

Additionally, Netflix has also announced the premiere date for Jerry Seinfeld‘s new stand-up special, which is part of the big deal the comedian struck with the streaming service for several specials as well as his series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Along with the date, they’ve also released several clips for you to enjoy.

Check out the Big Mouth teasers and Jerry Seinfeld stand-up clips down below. Read More »

2017 Netflix Stand-Up Specials - Dave Chappelle

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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Jerry Seinfeld Netflix Deal

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.

Find out more about the Jerry Seinfeld Netflix deal after the jump. Read More »

Dying Laughing Trailer - Chris Rock

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.

Watch the Dying Laughing trailer below. Read More »

Gallery 1988 Seinfeld Art Show

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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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Season 9 Trailer

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 »

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Season 8

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 »

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comedians in cars getting coffee season 7 trailer

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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