Ali Wong and Ken Jeong will appear on stage at Netflix’s first-ever comedy festival in Los Angeles.
Netflix announced the Netflix Is a Joke Fest on Monday. The festival will include 100 performances across more than 20 venues in Los Angeles, including the Hollywood Bowl and The Largo.
It’s not for kids, though — the event’s website lists the general rating as “18+,” which shouldn’t come as a surprise with Jeong and Wong in the mix.
The line-up has the “who’s who” of comedy, particularly those with Netflix specials. In addition to Jeong and Wong, performers include Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Jamie Foxx, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, and Martin Lawrence.
“It’s our honor to transform LA for one week into the funniest place on earth,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer, 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.”
The event is expected to have around 80,000 attendees, with ticket prices ranging from about $15 to about $500 per event.
The end of the festival will premiere a tribute called The Hall to honor four late comedian legends: George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, and Robin Williams, Mashable reported.
The festival will run from April 27 to May 3, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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