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Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, Sarah Silverman Set for Netflix Comedy Fest

Ali Wong, Jamie Foxx, Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld will also appear

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David Letterman, Dave Chappelle, Sarah Silverman and more will take part in the first Netflix Is a Joke Comedy Fest in Los Angeles.

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Dave Chappelle, David Letterman and Sarah Silverman are among a slew of comedians set to appear at the first Netflix Is a Joke Fest, taking place April 27th through May 3rd at a variety of venues across Los Angeles.

More than 100 performers will take part in the new comedy festival, which will boast a mix of solo stand-up shows, improv performances, podcast tapings and curated stand-up showcases. Tickets will only be available for individual shows — no festival passes — and a presale will start March 3rd, while all tickets will go on sale March 6th. Eleven of the shows will be taped and streamed on Netflix at a later date.

Highlights from the lineup include Chappelle’s May 2nd showcase at the Hollywood Bowl, aptly dubbed Chappelle’s, which will feature a mix of music and comedy. Jamie Foxx, Martin Lawrence, Amy Schumer, and Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will all host their own Netflix Is a Joke showcases at the Palladium on April 29th, April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd, respectively. Full lineups for those shows will be announced soon.

Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration will take place May 1st at the Greek Theater with a stacked lineup that includes Hannah Gadsby, Alan Carr, Margaret Cho, Rosie O’Donnell and Wanda Sykes, plus presenters Demi Lovato, Graham Norton and Ruby Rose.

David Letterman’s That’s My Time shows at the Fonda Theatre (April 28th and 29th) will mix stand-up and interviews; the cast of Schitt’s Creek will appear at the Orpheum May 1st as part of their farewell tour; and Kevin Hart will partake in a special Q&A session May 3rd at the Orpheum. There will also be headlining stand-up sets from Ali Wong, Mike Birbiglia, Ronny Chieng, Michelle Wolf, Jenny Slate, Norm Macdonald, Chelsea Handler and more.

The Netflix Is a Joke Fest will culminate May 3rd with The Hall, a special tribute to comic legends George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers and Robin Williams at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. The show will boast appearances from Chappelle, Silverman, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes.

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