Netflix is bringing together 47 comedians from 13 regions for a stand-up comedy event series that will premiere in 2019. Loyiso Gola, Loyiso Madinga, Tumi Morake and Riaad Moosa will be representing the African continent.
According to a press release from the streaming company each comedian will perform a half-hour stand-up special, some of which will be recorded at the upcoming Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, with sets also being taped in Brazil, Mexico, India, Germany and The Netherlands.
The ground-breaking event series will highlight a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender, and ethnicity and will be tape in seven languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dutch, German and English).
“With this event, we’re creating a true comedy festival experience for our members where they can scour the globe from home to find some of the freshest voices in comedy,” expressed Lisa Nishimura, VP, Original Documentary and Comedy, Netflix.