Friday, May 6th- Netflix Is a Joke: The Festival kicked off with Amy Schumer taking over the Hollywood Palladium for two sets of her side splitting Parental Advisory show. A hilarious lineup followed including Lil Rel Howery, Chris Distefano, Christina P, Ron Funches, Rachel Feinstein, andJaye McBride. Each comedian had the crowd in hysterics with their own personal take on parenthood.
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AMY SCHUMER AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Marcus Russell Price / courtesy of Netflix
Legendary late night host David Letterman returned to the stage for two shows at The Fonda Theatre where he invited some of his new favorite comics to perform and then sit down for a one-of-a-kind interview. Guests included Rosebud Baker, Phil Wang, and Sam Morril.
DAVID LETTERMAN BACKSTAGE AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Terrence Patrick / courtesy of Netflix
DAVID LETTERMAN PERFORMING AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Terrence Patrick / courtesy of Netflix
Ahead of his historic sold-out show at Dodger Stadium, Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias took to the stage for an intimate second show featuring Martin Moreno, Alfred Robles, G Reilly, Ismo and more. Fluffy Fest, a fan-focused tailgate experience, also kicked off in the parking lot prior to the show, featuring a wide variety of Fluffy-themed activities. Joining Fluffy Fest yesterday was Senior Awards Editor Clayton Davis (Variety), Councilmember Gil Cedillo (District 1), CA State Assemblywoman Wendy Carrillo (51st District), CA State Senator Maria Elena Durazo (District 24), and LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis (First District) who presented Gabriel with a proclamation ceremony to honor the historic show.
(L-R) MARIA ELENA DURAZO, GIL CEDILLO, GABRIEL “FLUFFY” IGLESIAS, HILDA L. SOLIS AND WENDY CARRILLO; Photo credit: Charley Gallay (Getty) / courtesy of Netflix
Tim Robinson, Zach Kanin, Patti Harrison, Sam Richardson, Brooks Wheelan, Kerwin Frost and Brendan Jennings of the critically acclaimed sketch comedy series I Think You Should Leave hosted a hilarious evening at Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever.
(L-R) TOP: KERWIN FROST, SAM RICHARDSON, PATTI HARRISON, BROOKS WHEELAN, AND BRENDAN JENNINGS | BOTTOM: ZACH KANIN & TIM ROBINSON AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Araya Doheney (Getty) / courtesy of Netflix
Over at Troubadour, ex-Daily Show colleagues and current arch nemeses Hasan Minhaj and Ronny Chieng finally tried to destroy one another in a duel headlining show.
HASAN MINHAJ & RONNY CHIENG AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Randy Shropshire / courtesy of Netflix
The night also included a performance by comedian, actor, musician and five-time Grammy and Emmy nominee Margaret Cho who kept the crowd at The Wiltern laughing all night long.
MARGARET CHO AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo credit: Vivien Killea-Best / courtesy of Netflix
Cristela Alonzo had the crowd in hysterics as she took to the stage at The Regent Theater.
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Friday’s programming also included a Patton Oswalt vinyl signing and The Drop In hosted by Mark Normand at Outdoors at Hollywood Palladium and Cameron Esposito followed by Matteo Lane at Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth.
MARK NORMAND AT OUTDOORS AT THE PALLADIUM; Photo credit: Jerod Harris/Netflix
MATTEO LANE AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; PHOTO CREDIT: Vivien Killea-Best / courtesy of Netflix
CAMERON ESPOSITO AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL/ BRI GIGER; PHOTO CREDIT: Vivien Killea-Best / courtesy of Netflix
BRI GIGER, CAMERON ESPOSITO AND DANIELLE PEREZ AT NETFLIX IS A JOKE: THE FESTIVAL; Photo Credit: Vivien Killea-Best / courtesy of Netflix
The Hollywood Improv had a stacked lineup tonight as Dusty Slay’s Grand Ole Comedy Show included surprise guests David Spade, Brain Simpson and Amy Ailverberg. Up next was Tonight at the Improv featuringNaomi Ekperigin and more which included surprise guests Beth Stelling, Dusty Slay, Max Jabroni, Greg Fitzsimons, Amir Kay, Gary Cannon and Simon Gibson.
Additional highlights include Iliza Shlesinger at The Orpheum Theatre, Taylor Tomlinson at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, Jimmy O. Yang at Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Marsha Warfield at Regency West, Mo Gilligan followed by Cristela Alonzo at The Regent Theater, Jacqueline Novak at Largo, two sets of Catherine Cohen at The Bourbon Room, Side Stories at Avalon Hollywood, Laugh Factory Presents: Netflix AllStars of Comedy at Laugh Factory, Judy Gold followed by Girl God at The Elysian Theatre and Jamali Maddix followed by Nika King & Friends at The Lab at Hollywood Improv.
For more information and a full schedule visit www.netflixisajokefest.com