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Amy Schumer stand-up special heads to Netflix

Look for the special in March

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Netflix will offer an all-new stand-up special from Amy Schumer in the spring. The special, taped Saturday, November 5 at Denver, Colorado’s Bellco Theater, will launch globally on Netflix Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.

“As a comedian, actress, writer, director, producer and best-selling author, Amy Schumer is a boundless threat and a one-of-a-kind talent. We couldn’t be more excited that she’s making Netflix her home for her next stand-up comedy special,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix.

“Very happy to be a part of the Netflix family for this special,” said Schumer. “Maybe now they will look at my “Stranger Things” audition tape to play the demogorgon for Season 2.”

“Totally fearless and always hilarious, Amy Schumer’s bold & singular voice in comedy is a brilliant match for Netflix and our global comedy fans,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP of Original Documentary and Comedy.

Netflix’s recent stand-up comedy specials include comedians like Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, and the service has offered original comedy specials like the 2016 Emmy-nominated shows from both John Mulaney and Patton Oswalt (2016 Emmy winner for Writing for a Variety Special).

Other recent specials from the service include Cedric the Entertainer, Iliza Shlesinger, Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy, Russell Peters, Ali Wong, Mike Epps, Aziz Ansari, Anjelah Johnson, Bill Burr, Chris Tucker, Demetri Martin, Chelsea Handler, Bo Burnham, Jim Jefferies, David Cross, Joe Rogan, Dana Carvey, Colin Quinn (directed by Jerry Seinfeld) and Michael Che.

Additional upcoming comedy specials include Reggie Watts and Gabriel Iglesias.

Schumer — whose debut book, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo,” was released in August 2016 and quickly topped The New York Times Best Sellers list, where it still enjoys a spot after 15 weeks — is currently in production on 20th Century Fox’s untitled mother-daughter adventure comedy feature opposite Goldie Hawn and can next be seen in the independent film “Thank You for Your Service,” an adaptation of the David Finkel book by the same name.

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