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.
Louis C.K.: 2017 (Netflix)
The biggest news this week, of course, is the arrival of the first of two new Louis C.K. Netflix specials on April 4th. Titled 2017, the hour represents the end result of at least two separate chunks of tour dates the comedian scattered throughout most of 2016 and early 2017. C.K. isn’t the first big comedian to make the jump to Netflix, whose available slate already includes Amy Schumer and Dave Chappelle’s latest routines. Nor will he be the last, as Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld will soon follow. Though we’re pretty sure C.K. is the only comic among them who chose to wear a suit for his performance. Unless, of course, you consider Schumer’s titular Leather Special outfit a suit, too.