Netflix has already produced a ton of hilarious comedy specials in 2016 including “Ali Wong: Baby Cobra,” “Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado” and “David Cross Making America Great Again!,” but comedy fans can expect even more hilarity throughout the rest of the year. The streaming service has announced premiere dates for new specials from Gabriel Iglesias, Reggie Watts, Cedric the Entertainer and many more.
Cedric the Entertainer's “Live from the Ville,” which was filmed in front of a live audience at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, is set to drop on Sept. 16. The aggressive lyrics of today's rap artists, raising kids in the Snapchat era and the legacy of Obama are just a few of the topics which the “Barbershop” funnyman will be addressing during the show. Iliza Shlesinger's previously-announced “Confirmed Kills” also drops this September.
October will bring comedy fans new specials from Russell Peters and Joe Rogan. Peters' “Almost Famous” – which debuts on Friday, Oct. 7 – finds the comedian focusing on this two favorite subjects – family and race, while Rogan cracks jokes about everything from raising kids to pot gummies to dolphins during his new special, “Triggered,” which premieres on Oct. 21.
The hilarity keeps on coming in November with a trifecta of new comedy specials. First up, Dana Carvey will debut his new show “Straight White Male, 60” on Nov. 4. Later in the month, “Colin Quinn: The New York Story” will premiere on Nov. 18 and “Michael Che Matters” is set to drop on Friday Nov. 25.
Netflix saved the best laughs for last with a pair of powerhouse new specials premiering this December. On Dec. 13, Watts will bring viewers along on a one-of-a-kind surrealist experimental comedy adventure during his new show, “Spatial.” The completely improvised performance weaves together sketches, short stories, and dream sequences for a special that is entirely unique. On Dec. 20, Iglesias will drop “I'm Sorry for What I Said When I Was Hungry,” which was filmed in front of a sold-out audience in Chicago.
Check out a clip of Iglesias performing stand-up from his 2013 special, “Aloha Fluffy,” above and click here to pick-up tickets to see him perform live in a city near you. Keep reading AXS for more comedy news, reviews and tour announcements.
Gabriel Iglesias Tour Dates
Aug. 27 Fort Lauderdale Improv – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aug. 28 Fort Lauderdale Improv – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aug. 31 Levity Live – West Nyack, NY
Sept. 1 Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Bethlehem, PA
Sept. 2 Borgata Event Center – Atlantic City, NJ
Sept. 3 MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, CT
Sept. 4 MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino – Mashantucket, CT
Sept. 10 Kanas State Fair Grandstand – Hutchinson, KS
Sept. 11 Los Angeles Country Fair – Pomona, CA
Sept. 16 Mirage Casino – Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 17 Mirage Casino – Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 22 Braden Auditorium – Normal, IL
Sept. 23 North Star Mohican Casino – Bowler, WI
Sept. 24 WinSport Arena – Calgary, AB
Sept. 25 The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor – Windsor, ON
Sept. 29 Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
Sept. 30 TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK
Oct. 1 Conexus Arts Centre – Regina, SK
Oct. 8 The Big Fresno Fair – Fresno, CA
Oct. 9 Gallo Center for the Arts – Modesto, CA
Oct. 13 TC Place – Ottawa, ON
Oct. 14 Soaring Eagle Casino – Mount Pleasant, MI
Oct. 16 Salle Wilfried Pelletier – Montreal, QC
Oct. 20 Harbour Station – St John, NB
Oct. 22 Scotiabank Centre – Halifax
Oct. 28 Peppermill Concert Hall – West Wendover, NV
Nov. 3 Orpheum Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Nov. 4 Prospera Place – Kelowna, BC
Nov. 12 Reno Events Center – Reno, NV
Nov. 20 Talking Stick Casino – Scottsdale, AZ
Dec. 25 Irvine Improv – Irvine, CA