‘Comedians of the World’ hits Netflix on New Years Day

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If you like stand up comedy and have no intention of going out on New Years Day, Netflix’s latest announcement might tickle your funny bone.

The streaming company’s Comedians of the World series, which was first announced in July, finally has a launch date: 1 January 2019.

The series is set to feature 47 comedians in 13 regions, including South Africa, each delivering a half-hour stand up routine.

While many of the content has already been recorded at Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy show in July, other sets have also been taped in São Paulo, Mexico City, Mumbai, Berlin, and Amsterdam thoughout the year.

So yeah, that’s nearly 24 hours of stand up.

All episodes in the series will hit the streaming service on the same day, which poses an impossible conundrum for those who actually want to get out and enjoy some sunshine.

And as for the list of comedians performing, you can find the full Comedians of the World roster below:

United States

  • Chris D’Elia
  • Neal Brennan
  • Nicole Byer
  • Nick Swardson

United Kingdom

  • Nish Kumar
  • Joel Dommett
  • Mae Martin
  • Ellie Taylor


  • Shirley Souagnon
  • Jason Brokerss
  • Tania Dutel
  • Donel Jack’sman

South Africa

  • Loyiso Gola
  • Loyiso Madinga
  • Tumi Morake
  • Riaad Moosa


  • Joel Creasey
  • Nazeem Hussain

New Zealand

  • Urzila Carlson
  • Cal Wilson


  • Ivan Decker
  • DeAnne Smith
  • K. Trevor Wilson
  • Dave Merheje
  • Louis-José Houde
  • François Bellefeuille
  • Katherine Levac
  • Adib Alkhalidey

Middle East

  • Moayad Alnefaie
  • Adi Khalefa
  • Rawsan Hallak
  • Ibraheem Alkhairallah


  • Afonso Padilha
  • Thiago Ventura
  • Mhel Marrer

The Netherlands

  • Soundos El Ahmadi
  • Martijn Koning
  • Rayen Panday


  • Enissa Amani
  • Ilka Bessin
  • Kaya Yanar


  • Aditi Mittal
  • Atul Khatri
  • Amit Tandon

Feature image: Netflix

Andy Walker


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