Loyiso Gola, Riaad Moosa, Tumi Morake and Loyiso Madinga will be representing the African continent.
The streaming company said in a statement that each comedian will perform a half-hour stand-up special, some of which will be recorded at the upcoming Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, with sets also being taped in Brazil, Mexico, India, Germany and the Netherlands. “All episodes will be released at once,” says Netflix.
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With the title yet to be announced, the groundbreaking event series will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender, and ethnicity and will tape in seven languages – French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dutch, German and English.
Stand-up fans around the world can celebrate as they discover their new favourite comedians.
“Few things are better than discovering a new comedian you love,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP: Original Documentary and Comedy at Netflix.
“With this event, we’re creating a true comedy festival experience for our members, where they can scour the globe from home to find some of the freshest voices in comedy,” said Nishimura.
47 comedians from 13 regions will be in the stand-up comedy event series. Each comedian will perform a half-hour stand-up special pic.twitter.com/0Ctg6DXbIQ
— Phil Mphela (@PhilMphela) July 10, 2018
.@Netflix is bringing the comedy festival experience to your living room! These stellar comedians from around the globe will be recording specials at #JFLMTL, set to premiere in 2019 on Netflix! Use your pass to see them in person. https://t.co/BmyJcI6AS0 pic.twitter.com/Fy7IlVNI3v
— Just For Laughs (@justforlaughs) July 10, 2018
— Mick Perrin (@mickperrin) July 11, 2018
— Born Free-ish (@LoyisoMadinga) July 10, 2018