Netflix to Stream 2 New Stand-Up Specials From Louis C.K.
Yet another comedy legend lands at the streaming serviceFebruary 22, 2017
Netflix isn’t slowing down in its pursuit of landing the biggest names in stand-up comedy for exclusive deals and specials.
Louis C.K. just signed on for two new specials with the streaming giant, according to multiple reports published Wednesday. The first one, titled “2017,” has already been filmed in Washington D.C., and will premiere April 4 on Netflix.
Louis’ last special, 2015’s “Live at the Comedy Store,” was independently produced by the comedian and distributed through his website, though it has since been made available on Netflix. In 2016, Louis produced, wrote, directed and starred on “Horace and Pete,” which was also independently distributed through his website.
“Louis has been one of the most innovative comedy voices in this new era of stand-up,” Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos said in a statement. “He has also been a thought leader in the business of comedy.”
Louis C.K. is just the latest comedy great to partner with Netflix. The digital streamer and content producer also recently inked deals with Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.