Naomi Ekperigin, Dusty Slay, Mark Normand, Melissa Villaseñor, Janelle James, and Brian Simpson make up for a well-rounded of class half-hour specials that Netflix is putting out as a way to roll into 2022. Luckily, Netflix just got these taped before Omicron took hold and all live stuff had to be put on hold for some minutes.
Who know what we’ll even look like on the other side of this particular variant of COVID-19, much less the other side of the pandemic, but we are very glad to see the likes of these six get to put out a tight new half-hour of material to a live, in-person audience. Truthfully, we’d rather see them all do an hour, but we’ll take what we can get. We have no doubt that they’ll all get to an hour if they want as they do, almost exclusively, kill it on stage.
We were fortunate enough to catch Naomi and Brian work on their particular half-hours and can confidently say that you’re in for something special and should make binging The Standups your big to-do on Dec. 29th when it streams on Netflix.