Comedy’s Massive ‘Netflix Is A Joke Fest’ Returns To LA In 2024 Even Bigger And Better

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Jay Pharoah performs onstage during The Drop In Hosted By Bob The Drag Queen, presented by Netflix is a Joke, outdoors at Hollywood Palladium on May 08, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Netflix)

Netflix is a Joke Fest returns to Los Angeles May 2-12, 2024, promising an even bigger and better comedy blowout than its inaugural takeover in 2022 with more than 300 live stand-up shows, special events, table reads, sketch performances and more across 35 venues with the biggest and best comics in the world.

Produced by Netflix in association with Live Nation, the comedy community will take over more than 35 L.A. landmarks including the Hollywood Bowl, The Greek Theatre, Dolby Theatre, the Kia Forum, The Wiltern, Orpheum, the Palladium and more as well as historic comedy venues like the The Hollywood Improv, Lego, Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store.

Among the comedians announced in the early lineup, with more headliners to come, are  Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Sebastian Maniscalco, Bert Kreisher, Kevin Hart, Nate Bargatze, Matt Rife, Chelsea Handler, Jon Steward, Ali Wong, Bill Burr, Cedric the Entertainer, Fortune Feimster, Jeff Ross, Jim Gaffigan, Katt Williams, Kountry Wayne, Leslie Jones, Marlon Wayans, Maya Rudolph, Mike Birbiglia, Mike Epps, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Seth Rogen, Taylor Tomlinson, Tom Segura, Trevor Noah, Wanda Sykes and many more.

The festival will also feature  Outside Joke – the hub of the Netflix is a Joke Fest With everything from late night live stand-up and cast games shows to laugh out loud lawn games,  Outside Joke is every fan’s chance to get in on the joke as they enjoy the best moments in Netflix comedy and beyond.

Tickets for events across the festival will go on sale beginning at 10am PT on December 15th at

“This is a special time for comedy, both for Netflix and the genre at large, ” said Robbie Praw, Netflix VP of Stand-up and Comedy Formats.  “We have the privilege of working with comedians who are selling out arenas, winning awards and building fandoms in the millions. In the 10 years that we’ve been doing stand-up we’ve seen the art form reach levels we didn’t think possible. This festival aims to capture this moment by bringing together the world’s best comedians for an unforgettable 11 days.”

In 2022, Netflix is a Joke Fest featured 295 shows, with more than 330 comedians and 260,000 tickets sold. Netflix recently celebrated 10 years of creating original, streaming stand-up specials, as its members love the genre. More than 60% of US members watched at least one stand-up title in 2022 and every 1 in 20 US members watched at least 20 stand-up titles in 2022. Netflix has featured more than 200 comedians in more than 350 specials over the past decade.

It’s already been a notable year for Netflix stand-up. The company’s first live streaming event was “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage,” which was the most-streamed comedy special in a measurement week according to Nielsen. The special also reached the Netflix Top 10 in seven countries. Mark Normand, Shane Gillis, Mike Birbiglia, Leanne Morgan and Matt Rife have also reached the Top 10 with recent specials. Also upcoming are new specials from Trevor Noah, Ricky Gervais and Dave Chappelle.