Netflix has a 30 minute half hour comedy series called The Standups. Last year they spun a season of the show off into The Degenerates which were half hours but for comedians who had a bit more edge to their material. It was a great umbrella for Big Jay Oakerson, Joey Diaz, and Yamanieka Saunders who made up part of the first lineup.
Netflix is now back at it as they’re planning to record a second season of The Degenerates with an all new round of comics this September. For Season 2 they’ve tapped some heavy hitters like Robert Kelly, Adrienne Iapalucci, Donnell Rawligs, Ms Pat, and Nikki Glaser. With Glaser having the distinction of both a 30 minute recording of The Standups and now The Degenerates. There are only 5 comics announced but we have a feeling a 6th is on the way and will be named shortly (Tim Dillon perhaps?) UPDATE: it’s Jim Norton.
The new season will tape in at the Backstage Bar & Billiards in Las Vegas on September 12th. There’s an early and late show which probably means they’ll cut the talent up into two groups for each taping (another reason we feel a 6th comic will be named).
If you know you’ll be in Vegas on September 12th, you can sign up for free tickets to be in the audience by signing up here. Season 1 premiered at the end of October last year, so there’s a good chance we’ll see season 2 premiere around the same time, get ready.