Netflix Lands Stand-Up Specials with Bill Cosby, Jim Jefferies
Netflix is now in the Bill Cosby business.
The streaming giant just secured new comedy specials from the avuncular comic along with younger performers including Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti, Variety reports.
The Cosby special, “Bill Cosby 77,” was taped at the SF Jazz Center in San Francisco on the actor-comedian’s 77th birthday on July 12. Directed by Robert Townsend, the concert will premiere on Netflix at 12:01 am Pacific on Friday, Nov. 28.
“Jim Jefferies, Chelsea Handler, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti are some of the funniest comedians of our time who will have our viewers in stitches,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s VP of original documentary and comedy programming.
Netflix recently inked Chelsea Handler to a multi-tiered deal including a new talk show and stand-up specials.