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Netflix announces its fall stand-up specials, from Dana Carvey to Reggie Watts

Photo: FilmMagic/Getty Images
Photo: FilmMagic/Getty Images

By this point, Netflix has comfortably settled into its role as the new home of filmed stand-up, outflanking the old guard like HBO and Comedy Central with a steady stream of great, well-shot material from a diverse variety of voices. It’s gotten to the point that it’s almost a little boring when the streaming service announces it’s dropping another 10 hours of comedy to round out its fall release slate. “Ho-hum,” we think to ourselves. “Just another new hour of material from Dana Carvey and Reggie Watts.”


In a press release deployed today, Netflix announced eight new stand-up specials for its fall season, including Carvey’s Straight White Male, 60, his first special in eight years, and Watts’ “experimental comedy adventure” Spatial. They’re joined by sets from Joe Rogen, Gabriel Iglesias, and Carvey’s fellow SNL alums Colin Quinn and Michael Che. (Cedric The Entertainer and Russell Peters round out the list.) That’s a pretty wide span of styles for comedy fans to choose from (provided that those comedy fans don’t mind the that the entire slate—outside Iliza Shlesinger’s previously announced Confirmed Kills—is made up of dudes.) You can see Netflix’s entire fall stand-up schedule below, and maybe wash some of the testosterone out of your mouth with a re-watch of Maria Bamford’s Special Special Special or Tig Notaro’s Tig while you wait.

Netflix stand-up specials, Fall 2016:

8/26—Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking…

9/16—Cedric the Entertainer: Live from the Ville

9/23—Iliza: Confirmed Kills

10/7—Russell Peters: Almost Famous

10/21—Joe Rogan: Triggered

11/4—Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60

11/18—Colin Quinn: The New York Story

11/25—Michael Che Matters

12/6—Reggie Watts: Spatial

12/20—Gabriel lglesias: I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry