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Netflix is dropping a massive stand-up series to ease your New Year’s Day hangover

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The tried-and-true remedy to a New Year’s hangover is simple: a bacon, egg, and cheese bagel sandwich, a giant bottle of Gatorade, and something good to binge. For that last part, the key is choosing the right movies or shows to watch. Understated dramas with subtitles aren’t recommended when frequently dozing off on the couch, so save that Ozu marathon for another day. But short episodes of stand-up comedy? Perfect.


Netflix has already declared itself king of stand-up specials, and you could easily bring in 2019 working through its extensive catalogue of specials from Hasan Minhaj, Ali Wong, and John Mulaney, or by watching Nanette 10 more times (honestly, not a bad idea). But Netflix, the Miss Trunchbull of modern day entertainment to our weak and indulgent Bruce, will continue to stuff our faces with endless specials until we explode, so of course more is on the way.

On January 1, Netflix will release the massive comedy event series Comedians Of The World. Filmed during the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and other locations, the series will feature sets from 47 comedians hailing from 13 different regions in eight languages. There will be some familiar names, like Nicole Byer, Chris D’Elia, and Nish Kumar, but there’s also a chance to discover a new favorite with comics hailing from Australia, South Africa, Germany, the Middle East, Brazil, and more.

With half-hour sets—perfect to watch in between naps—that total nearly 24 hours, the whole special will literally take you all day to watch. Not a bad way to kick off the year. Check out the full list of comedians below, and maybe order a couple bagel sandwiches; this thing will take a while to get through.


Neal Brennan

Chris D’Elia

Nicole Byer

Nick Swardson

Australia/New Zealand:

Joel Creasey

Urzila Carlson

Nazeem Hussain

Cal Wilson


Louis-José Houde

François Bellefeuille

Katherine Levac

Adib Alkhalidey


Ivan Decker

DeAnne Smith

K. Trevor Wilson

Dave Merheje

South Africa:

Loyiso Gola

Loyiso Madinga

Tumi Morake

Riaad Moosa


Nish Kumar

Joel Dommett

Mae Martin

Ellie Taylor


Shirley Souagnon

Jason Brokerss

Tania Dutel

Donel Jack’sman

Middle East:

Moayad Alnefaie

Adi Khalefa

Rawsan Hallak

Ibraheem Alkhairallah


Franco Escamilla

Hugo El Cojo Feliz

Gaby Llanas


Afonso Padilha

Thiago Ventura

Mhel Marrer


Soundos El Ahmadi

Martijn Koning

Rayen Panday


Enissa Amani

Ilka Bessin

Kaya Yanar


Aditi Mittal

Atul Khatri

Amit Tandon