Netflix Announces Latest Half Hour Specials for “The Standups”

The somewhat slow, yet somewhat fast return of stand-up comedy continues as we’re on this side of the pandemic. One of the markers of that is Netflix announcing its latest line-up of half-hour stand-up specials that’s still generically called, for some reason, The Standups.

For 2021, they’ve got a really good batch with Naomi Ekperigin, Melissa Villaseñor, Brian Simpson, Dusty Slay, Janelle James, and Mark Normand. All of them have had specials or have been on TV regularly (or, you know, star on SNL). Some of these folks we’ve personally seen already honing their material and it ought to be something special (especially since this will be one of the first big time specials performed, very likely, with almost no capacity or mask restrictions) All six specials will be taped soon as Netflix is planning the release of this batch of The Standups for later this year.

That means you should keep a close eye (probably through the socials of any of these comedians) on when tickets for these tapings might go up wherever that might be.