Netflix is kicking off 2019 by giving stand-up viewers way too many specials to handle. Earlier this year, the streaming network announced its plans to release 47 stand-up specials on the same day, and today the premiere date for the so-called “stand-up comedy event series” was announced: New Year’s Day 2019. The specials were taped all over the world — including at the 2018 Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, as well as at venues in São Paulo, Mexico City, Mumbai, Berlin, and Amsterdam — and result in a wide-ranging mix of international specials in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dutch, German, and English.
Here’s the lineup:
K. Trevor Wilson
Hugo El Cojo Feliz
Soundos El Ahmadi
Comedy Central also announced some upcoming stand-up specials today, including four new hour-long specials set to premiere in January, as well as its next batch of half-hours for Comedy Central Stand-up Presents. Prepare yourself now, because the 2019 stand-up avalanche is upon us.