The festival will include Q&A’s during the event, as well as sketch comedy showcases, podcast recordings and will run from April 27 to May 3, in different venues all across Los Angeles.
There will be more than 100 live comedy performances for the festival as well, and they’ll be held in at least 20 different venues across the city. Other comedians scheduled to take the stage during that week include David Letterman, Ali Wong, Marlon Wayans, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, Arsenio Hall and Dean Cole.
“It’s our honor to transform L.A. for one week into the funniest place on earth,”
said Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos in a press release.
“This festival is a unique celebration of the art of comedy, and the role it plays in reflecting our lives and defining culture.”
“It’s a chance for comedy lovers to come together and see their favorite artists, as well as discover new ones, and for us to be able to share the electricity and excitement of the festival in Los Angeles with Netflix members around the world,” added Sarandos.
On the last night of the festival, people like Chappelle, Hart, Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg,and Jerry Seinfeld will honor the first class of what’s being called The Hall, which is a hall of fame for comedians. George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers and Robin Williams are said to be inducted.
Foxx will be one of the stars to kick things off, since he’ll be hosting two shows at the Hollywood Palladium on April 29. Lawrence will host another Palladium show the following night.
Tickets for the different shows are already available for purchase.