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Netflix Is A Joke Fest Sets Live Shows With Ali Wong, Amy Schumer, Jamie Foxx, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes And More Comedy Legends

Netflix is about to serve a flood of funny in Los Angeles with its Netflix is a Joke Fest, set for April 27-May 3. For one week, the streaming giant is partnering with Live Nation to bring over 100 live shows and events to various venues in L.A. with recorded shows available on the platform later this year. – Dino-Ray Ramos, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/2IeEHXX

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Hulu Orders Comedy Series Starring Steve Martin and Martin Short

Described as a series about “three strangers who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one,” it is co-created by Martin and John Hoffman (“Grace & Frankie”), who will serve as executive producers alongside “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman. The project hails from 20th Century Fox Television. – LaToya Ferguson, IndieWire » https://ift.tt/2RrcYaN

Netflix Facing Backlash Over Comedy Special With Gay Jesus

“The First Temptation of Christ” was created by Brazilian YouTube comedy group Porta dos Fundos. The 46-minute satirical special tracks Jesus coming home to his surprise birthday party with Orlando, his openly flamboyant friend. Despite Jesus’ attempts to conceal his friend, Orlando joins the party later and sings a quirky holiday bop that includes the lyrics: “In the heat of the desert I saw the size of his huge power.” – LaTesha Harris, Variety » https://trib.al/PBcvfTE

It’ll be a sad Thanksgiving this year: Netflix has canceled its MST3K revival

It’s going to be a grim Thanksgiving for a certain subset of pop culture fans, as Jonah Ray—host of Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival—has announced that the streaming service will not be making another season of the show about the guy and two robots laughing at bad movies. – Sam Barsanti, The A.V. Club. » https://ift.tt/34q3D8i [photo: Jonah Ray Rodriguez, Twitter]

Seth Meyers’ Netflix special will have a button to skip Trump jokes

It’ll work similarly to the “Skip Intro” or “Next Episode” prompts you already see on Netflix. Meyers, who brought the idea to Netflix, toldCNN the button is just “another joke in the special” and shouldn’t be taken too seriously. In fact, he doesn’t think many folks will actually use it. – Kris Holt, Engadget » https://engt.co/36ybCSp

Disney+ Teams With Jim Henson Co. On New Puppet Talk Show

As described by Disney+ and The Jim Henson Company: “The comedic half-hour series follows Ned, a blue-skinned alien and his lieutenant Cornelius, who were sent to scout Earth for an eventual invasion – but instead became obsessed with our popular culture. Now, they host a talk show, broadcast from the bridge of their spaceship hidden deep underground, where they interview our most precious commodity, celebrities, to talk about Ned’s current pop culture obsessions. – Denise Petski, Deadline Hollywood » https://ift.tt/364EzoL

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