The year 2019 is sending us white walkers and Netflix is bringing us the funny to get us through it all.
The online streaming service is uniting a total of 47 comedians from around the world for a stand-up comedy series set to premier in 2019.
Each comedian will perform a half hour stand-up special. South African comedian, Tumi Morake makes the list and history as the first African woman comedian to record own set.
In 2018, we thought we wouldn’t have to still be using such phrases, ‘first African’ or ‘first woman’ to do this or that, alas, the state of reality dictates that this is how things are and how we will continue to be until further notice.
However, Morake is elated with these news and says incredible things are happening.
‘And I am beyond grateful. I’m putting my best foot forward and I am hoping to do my country proud.’
Morake will be joined by Riaad Moosa, Loyiso Gola, and The Daily Show Correspondent Loyiso Madinga, who all will be representing Africa. The Middle-East will be represented by Moayad Alnefaie, Adi Khalefa, Rawsan Hallak, Ibraheem Alkhairallah.
Meanwhile, United States will see Chris D’Elia, Neal Brennan, Nicole Byer and Nick Swardson and United Kingdom’s Nish Kumar, Joel Dommett, Mae Martin and Ellie Taylor. Other comedians selected are from Canada, Australia and France.
Some of the shows will be recorded at the upcoming Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and some sets to be being taped in Brazil, Mexico, India, Germany and The Netherlands.
Netflix VP, Original Documentary and Comedy, Lisa Nishimura says a few things are better than discovering a new comedian you love.
‘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.’
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