Sarah Silverman will shoot a new stand-up comedy special for Netflix later this month.
Launching globally on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, this one won’t be without pressure or precedent. Silverman’s 2013 comedy special, “We Are Miracles,” scored an Emmy Award win for writing and a nomination for Outstanding Variety Special. Its subsequent audio album would be Grammy nominated two years later.
Silverman’s upcoming Netflix stand-up comedy special will be directed by Liam Lynch. JASH — a comedy-driven media company that she co-founded with Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and Reggie Watts — will produce alongside Thruline’s Amy Zvi.
Netflix is pretty much collecting the world’s top comics at this point. In addition to Monday’s Silverman announcement, the streaming giant has also recently become the home for stand-up specials from Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer and Jerry Seinfeld.
Here’s who else Netflix has already hosted stand-up specials from: John Mulaney, Patton Oswalt, Cedric the Entertainer, Iliza Shlesinger, Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Russell Peters, Ali Wong, Mike Epps, Aziz Ansari, Anjelah Johnson, Bill Burr, Chris Tucker, Demetri Martin, Chelsea Handler, Bo Burnham, Jim Jefferies, David Cross, Joe Rogan, Dana Carvey, Colin Quinn, Michael Che, Reggie Watts, Gabriel Iglesias, Jim Gaffigan, Jen Kirkman, Neal Brennan, and Cristela Alonzo.
Additional upcoming comedy specials include Katherine Ryan, Trevor Noah and Mike Birbiglia.