This is a week for surprise streaming TV deals, isn’t it?!
Netflix just announced it already has eight half-hour comedy specials in the can for a new limited series called The Characters. They’re not stand-up specials, per se. Rather, Netflix just gave each of these funny people a half-hour to do with whatever they pleased.
Sketch. Impersonations. Character pieces. Satire. Parody.
Here are the eight performers debuting half-hour specials on March 11, 2016, in The Characters on Netflix:
- Kate Berlant
- Dr. Brown
- Paul W. Downs
- John Early
- Lauren Lapkus
- Tim Robinson
- Natasha Rothwell
- Henry Zebrowski
And here’s the trailer. You may notice Tyson Beckford, Brian McCann, Abbi Jacobson, Cecily Strong, Bobby Moynihan and more providing support to their funny friends.
Roll the clip!