“Live from Last Night” at Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival | Exclusive Clip and Photos – DAY EIGHT

On Thursday night Snoop Dogg hosted the F*cn Around Comedy Special at the Hollywood Palladium. Accompanied by DJ Pooh, he kicked off the lively night with a musical performancethat had the whole crowd singing along, followed by a killer lineup of Black comedy royalty including Katt Williams, Mike Epps, DeRay Davis, Donnell Rawlings, Melody Comarcho and Guy Torry.

(L-R) GUY TORRY, MIKE EPPS, DONNELL RAWLINGS, MELODY COMARCHO, KATT WILLIAMS, DERAY DAVIS;  (F) SNOOP DOGG AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL Photo credit: Adam Rose / courtesy of Netflix

(L-R) GUY TORRY, MIKE EPPS, DONNELL RAWLINGS, MELODY COMARCHO, KATT WILLIAMS, DERAY DAVIS; (F) SNOOP DOGG AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Adam Rose / courtesy of Netflix

The cast of the Netflix phenomenon Cobra Kai took the stage at the Microsoft Theater for an unprecedented, badass, one-night-only celebration featuring exclusive conversations with the cast, live musical performances, fan photo ops, and more. Stars included Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Courtney Henggeler, Martin Kove, Yuji Okumoto, Mary Mouser, Tanner Buchanan, Gianni DeCenzo, Vanessa Rubio, Dallas Dupree Young, Griffin Santopietro, Bret Ernst, Dan Ahdoot and Executive Producers Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald and Hayden Schlossberg with a surprise performance of “You’re the Best” from Joe Esposito

COBRA KAI AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL Photo credit: Randy Shropshire / courtesy of Netflix

COBRA KAI AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Randy Shropshire / courtesy of Netflix

Over at Outdoors at Hollywood Palladium, the cast of Blockbuster hosted Movie Trivia Happy Hour, drawing an excited crowd. Randall Park, Melissa Fumero, JB Smoove and Tyler Alvarez competed against each other and showed off their movie trivia knowledge. 

(L-R) JB SMOOVE, RANDALL PARK, MELISSA FUMERO, TYLER ALVAREZ AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL Photo credit: Phil Faraone (Getty) / courtesy of Netflix

(L-R) JB SMOOVE, RANDALL PARK, MELISSA FUMERO, TYLER ALVAREZ AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Phil Faraone (Getty) / courtesy of Netflix

 Later that night, Janelle James hosted The Drop In, featuring surprise sets from the biggest names in comedy. Guests included Patton Oswalt, Tom Papa, Taylor Tomlinson, Irene Tu, and Jimmy O. Yang.

  PATTON OSWALT AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL Photo credit: Randy Shropshire/Getty courtesy of Netflix

PATTON OSWALT AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Randy Shropshire/Getty courtesy of Netflix

Across Los Angeles at Crypto.com Arena, comedy legend Kevin Hart was in true form as he performed to a roaring crowd. 

KEVIN HART AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL Photo credit: Kevin Kwan / courtesy of Netflix

KEVIN HART AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Kevin Kwan / courtesy of Netflix

The day also included another episode of Arsenio! Live From Netflix Is a Joke Fest at the theater inside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with guests G-Eazy, Chelsea Handler, Ever Mainard, and Atsuko Okatsuka.  

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE 4 OF ARSENIO! LIVE FROM NETFLIX IS A JOKE FEST

ARSENIO HALL AND CHELSEA HANDLER AT  NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL Photo credit: Adam Rose / courtesy of Netflix

ARSENIO HALL AND CHELSEA HANDLER AT  NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Adam Rose / courtesy of Netflix

From The Rosevelt to headlining at The Wiltern, Chelsea Handler had the crowd in hysterics from start to finish. Vanessa Gonzalez kicked off the night before Chelsea took to the stage and closed with a heartfelt shoutout to boyfriend and fellow comedian Jo Koy.

 CHELSEA HANDLER PERFORMING AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL Photo credit: Terence Patrick / Courtesy of Netflix

CHELSEA HANDLER PERFORMING AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Terence Patrick / Courtesy of Netflix

Jonathan Van Ness took to the stage at The Orpheum Theatre last night with his Imaginary Olympian Living Room set. JVN opened with an impressive floor routine, complete with a rainbow leotard and inflatable tumbling mat. After wowing the crowd with his splits, he set the theme for the night, which was “Queer Joy”.  In order to change into a fitted sequined mini dress, Van Ness ceded the stage to fellow stand-up Solomon Georgio, who had the crowd roaring. 

JONATHAN VAN NESS AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL Photo credit: Charley Gallay / courtesy of Netflix

JONATHAN VAN NESS AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Charley Gallay / courtesy of Netflix

Thursday’s stacked lineup of shows across the city also included Bert Kreischer and Mark Normand at The Greek Theatre, Bill Burr at The Kia Forum, Justin Willman at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Mary Beth Barone and Benito Skinner at Avalon Hollywood, Michelle Wolf at Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Jimmy Carr at The Palace Theatre, Leimert Park Comedy Night at Regency West, Chelcie Lynn at The Regent Theater, Bad Friends & Friends at The Comedy Store, Spanglish at The Laugh Factory, David A. Arnold followed by Brian Monarch at The Hollywood Improv, Neal Brennan at Largo at the Coronet, Eliot Glazer’s Musique Iconique featuring Tim Heidecker at The Bourbon Room, Are You Still Listening? followed by Chris Distefano at The Peppermint Club, London Hughes followed by Catherine Cohen at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth, Ron Funches at Troubadour, Robin Tran followed by Sporting! With Brendan Scannell and Sam Fishell at The Elysian Theatre, Chad and JT at Townhouse Venice, and Steph Tolev followed by Liza Treyger at The Lab at The Hollywood Improv.

For more information and a full schedule visit www.netflixisajokefest.com

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