The inaugural Netflix is a Joke Festival was first announced back in early 2020. Of course, the festival never wound up happening in the originally slated April 2020 date. And now, the festival has been moved to April 2022. And the lineup they’ve accumulated is pretty stellar.
The festival will take place over the course of 11 days all throughout Los Angeles, and feature over 130 comedians. Some of the highlights include David Letterman’s return to stand-up, Dave Chappelle headlining the Hollywood Bowl, Gabriel Iglesias making history as the first comic to ever play Dodger Stadium, John Mulaney and Bill Burr headlining the Forum, Kevin Hart headlining the Crypto.com arena, an LGBTQ+ event featuring Margaret Cho, Tig Notaro, Wanda Sykes, Eddie Izzard, Sandra Bernhard, and more, Maya Rudolph helming a Prince cover band, a live recording of Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, and conversations with Larry David, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler.
Additional comedians includes Ali Wong, Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Bert Kreischer, Beth Stelling, Big Jay Oakerson, Bobby Lee, Brian Regan, Chelsea Handler, Chris Rock, Colin Quinn, Cristela Alonzo, Deon Cole, Donnell Rawlings, Dusty Slay, Ellen DeGeneres, Felipe Esparza, Fortune Feimster, Hasan Minhaj and Ronny Chieng, Ilana Glazer, Iliza Shlesinger, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Jerry Seinfeld, Jesus Trejo, Jonathan Van Ness, Ken Jeong, Kevin Smith, Larry David, Marc Maron, Matteo Lane, Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum, Michael McIntyre, Michelle Wolf, Mike Birbiglia, Mike Myers and David O. Russell, Mo Amer, Moshe Kasher, Ms. Pat, Natasha Leggero, Nick Kroll, Nicole Byer, Patton Oswalt, Pete Davidson, Pete Holmes, Ray Romano, Robert Kelly, Sam Jay, Seth Rogen, Taylor Tomlinson, Theo Von, Tim Robinson, Tina Fey, Todd Glass, Tom Papa, Vir Das, and countless others.
The festival will run April 28th through May 8th. Tickets and additional announcements can be found here.