Welcome to Comedy Now, a weekly column cataloging what comedy fans should know about what’s available in the streaming world. Whether it’s a brand new special, an old classic, or the oddball show that defies categorization, we’ll list as many as we can for your enjoyment right here. Who knows? We may even throw in a few non-streamable bits on occasion, like tour announcements from our favorite comics. You can check out the previous column here.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Netflix)
Aside from releasing September’s Jerry Before Seinfeld, the comedian’s massive Netflix deal also promised a second stand-up special and brand new episodes of the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Next to nothing is known about Seinfeld’s second special, but Comedians dropped early this morning on the streaming giant. All 59 existing episodes are all available for your viewing pleasure. As for new episodes, those are expected to drop sometime in mid 2018, though nothing else is known about an exact date (or who will be sitting in the passenger seat).
Dave Chappelle dominates Netflix in 2017
Whether you enjoyed Dave Chappelle’s two latest Netflix specials or found additional faults with their content, Equanimity and The Bird Revelation offered further proof of something the streaming platform already knew — Chappelle dominated 2017. For along with March’s double feature of Deep in the Heart of Texas and The Age of Spin, the 44-year-old comic’s output on Netflix literally quadrupled his comedy influence in a single calendar year. All things being equal, Chappelle’s mark this past year was not without its controversies, but this is to be expected from the co-creator of Chappelle’s Show.