The announcements out of the Netflix comedy camp just keep pouring in. Seinfeld, Rock, Chappelle, Schumer, weekly special, and we can only assume many more to come. Well, we now know what will be coming our way special-wise in the month of February and it’s nothing to shake your head at. The lineup includes Michael Bolton, Trevor Noah, Katherine Ryan, Daniel Sosa, and Mike Birbiglia.
It all kicks of with one from Michael Bolton. Yes, Michael Bolton. Get ready for Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special. The special is packed to the gills with comedic talent boasting a lineup of Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone from The Lonely Island, Sarah Silverman, Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph, Casey Wilson, Chris Parnell, Eric Andre, Michael Sheen, and Randall Park. This gem starts streaming February 7th.
Next up is Daniel Sosa: Sosafado on February 3rd. This special continues down the path of bringing into the fold international and foreign speaking comedians. If you’re curious what “fado” means, it’s a type of popular Portuguese song, usually with a melancholy theme and accompanied by mandolins or guitars. So get ready for the Sosafado from Daniel Sosa.
On February 7th, Katherine Ryan delivers her new special In Trouble. Ryan is a comedian, writer, presenter and actress based in London but originally from Ontario Canada. She has appeared on British panel shows including Mock the Week, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, A League of Their Own, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie to You?, QI, Just a Minute, Safeword, and Have I Got News For You In 2015, she replaced Steve Jones as the presenter of Hair on BBC Two. As an actress, she has appeared in the Channel 4 sitcom Campus, BBC Two sitcom Episodes and Don’t Sit in the Front Row with Jack Dee. As a stand-up comedian, Ryan has appeared on the BBC’s Live At The Apollo, both as a featured act and as a lead act.
Then, on February 21st, you can start streaming Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark. This is his eighth stand-up special and first since 2015’s Lost in Translation. Not to say he hasn’t been busy as he’s the current host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. And he just recently released his book in 2016 entitled, Born a Crime. We’re excited to see what he has to say in this latest effort as Noah has really found his stride with American audiences.
And finally, on February 28th, we get Mike Birbiglia: Thank God For Jokes. Originally a stage show in New York City, then a tour which is currently on going, we’ll finally be able to take it in on the comfort of our own couches when it hits Netflix. In his all-new comedy, Birbiglia tiptoes hilariously through the minefield that is modern-day joke-telling. He learns that the same jokes that elicit laughter have the power to produce tears, rage, and a whole lot of getting yelled at. Ultimately it’s a show that asks, “How far should we go for the laugh?”