- Netflix has given a big boost to some of the world’s highest-paid comedians.
- The majority of the comedians on Forbes’ annual list have worked with Netflix this year or last, from Jerry Seinfeld to Chris Rock.
Netflix has focused on stand-up comedy the last few years, and will even debut 47 new stand-up specials on New Year’s Day.
Many comedians have seen big paydays thanks to Netflix, and that’s evident in Forbes’ list of the year’s highest-paid comedians in the world, which was released this week. The majority of the comedians on the list have starred in Netflix specials this year or last, such as Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle.
Gabriel Iglesias released a Netflix special in 2016 called “I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry,” and will star in another sometime in 2019 called “One Show Fits All.” Sebastian Maniscalco will also star in a special on Netflix that premieres January 15, called “Stay Hungry.”
Source: Business Insider
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