If one of Netflix’s main goals in producing original content is to make things that you can’t help but watch more of, then they succeeded yet again with their first round of 15 minute stand-up specials with The Comedy Lineup.
Specials from Michelle Buteau, Ian Karmel, Taylor Tomlinson, Phil Wang, Sam Jay, Sabrina Jalees, Jak Knight, and Tim Dillon all began streaming this week and are offer a delicious morsel of stand-up from a well curated line-up (that’s pretty intersectionally represented in so many different ways). It’s more to enjoy than an average stand-up set on television that isn’t a special and, as is Netflix’s style, done looser to allow the comics to be who they really are. Once more, Netflix is blazing a trail in the stand-up arena and it’s hard to imagine them slowing down any time soon.
In fact, The Comedy Lineup is so enjoyable that you’ll forgive how generically bland the name of the whole series sounds.
So, binge away through two hours worth of stand-up this 4th of July (and the rest of the week that you’re probably treating kind of like a holiday) as The Comedy Lineup is now streaming at Netflix.