On a date to be announced in 2019, Netflix will premiere a stand-up comedy series that will have performances from 47 comedians from 13 international regions. The name of the series is to be announced. As is customary with Netflix series, all the episodes from a season will be released on the same day.
Many of the performances will be filmed at the 2018 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, which takes place July 24-29 in Montreal. Stand-up comics will also have their performances filmed in cities such as Mexico City; São Paolo, Brazil; Mumbai, India; Berlin; and Amsterdam. According to Netflix, the performances will represent seven languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dutch and German. Netflix reports that it has about 125 million memberships in more than 190 countries.
Some of the comedians scheduled to perform at the 2018 Just for Laughs Festival include Chris D'Elia, Neal Brennan, Nicole Byer and Nick Swardson from the United States. Comedians from Canada include Adib Alkhalidey, Francois Bellefeuille, Ivan Decker, Louis-José Houde, Katherine Levac, Dave Merheje, Deanne Smith and K. Trevor Wilson.
From European nations, the United Kingdom will be represented by Nish Kumar, Joel Dommett, Mae Martin and Ellie Taylor. Shirley Souagnon and Jason Brokerss will be among the stand--up comics from France.
Comedians from Africa include Loyiso Gola, Loyiso Madinga, Tumi Morake and Riaad Moosa. Down Under comedians include Joel Creasey and Nazeem Hussain from Australia and Urzila Carlson and Cal Wilson from New Zealand. Comedians from the Middle East include Moayad Alnefaie, Adi Khalefa, Rawsan Hallak and Ibraheem Alkhairallah.
Stand-up comedy has been a big part of Netflix's heavy investment in original content. Netflix has inked multimillion-dollar, exclusive deals for stand-up specials and other content from comedians such as Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Ricky Gervais, Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld. According to Business Insider, Seinfeld 's $100 million Netflix deal makes him the highest-paid comedian at the streaming service.