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J.K. Rowling on the Future of Harry Potter Stories on Stage

The “Harry Potter” novels spawned a massively successful film franchise, and now, with the April 22 opening of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the Boy Who Lived has conquered Broadway. Could there be a stage sequel on the way?

Probably not, according to J.K. Rowling, the author and creator of the Potterverse — and the co-creator of “Cursed Child,” along with director John Tiffany and playwright Jack Thorne. “I think we really have now told, in terms of moving the story forward, the story that I, in the back of my mind, wanted to tell,” Rowling said just before the day-long, multi-part opening performance of the “Cursed Child,” which focuses on the relationship between Harry and his son, Albus. “I think it’s quite obvious, in the seventh book, in the epilogue, that Albus is the character I’m moved interested in. And I think we’ve done the story justice.
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How Much Money Kylie Jenner, Mindy Kaling and More Stars Actually Make

How Much Money Kylie Jenner, Mindy Kaling and More Stars Actually Make
Ever wonder how much money your favorite celebrities actually make? Well, you're in luck. Parade estimated the 2017 paychecks of a few famous faces in an article published earlier this week. Bruce Springsteen was at the top of the list with an estimated salary of $75 million. The 68-year-old rocker clearly had a busy few years. In addition to making money from his music and routine gigs, The Boss pulled in money from his Born to Run memoir and Broadway show. Chris Rock was next on the list with an estimated $57 million salary. This figure makes sense considering the comedian reportedly made $40 million from his two Netflix specials back in 2016. Jimmy Buffett and Steve Harvey followed these...
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19 Netflix Stand-Up Comedy Specials of 2018 Ranked, From Ricky Gervais to Chris Rock (Photos)

Last year, Netflix went all in with stand-up comedy, managing to talk Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle and Tracy Morgan into doing their first specials in years. This year, they’ve already done the same with Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais and coming soon, Ellen DeGeneres. But it’s still an incredible amount of comedy to wade through. We’re here to help, ranking each special from worst to best.

Harith Iskander – “I Told You So”

Malaysian comic Harith Iskander endlessly pats himself on the back just for landing an international stand-up special. He asks, what am I going to wear on stage? How should I do my hair (he’s bald)? Should I call my special, “The Funniest Comedian in the World?” Check out my hot wife! Throw in some pointless crowd work and a hacky rimshot, and this is just painful.

Fakkah Fuzz – “Almost Banned”

Another Malay comedian, Fakkah Fuzz’s standup is strictly limited to differences between Malaysians and people from Singapore, which would be even more reductive if international audiences had any idea what he was talking about.

James Acaster – “Repertoire”

The pale, scruffy haired London comic James Acaster has not one, but four stand-up specials on Netflix. They’ve been framed as part of a comprehensive series, each color-coded and with a supposed theme. But after kneeling down for 15 minutes as a “loophole” to avoid actually starting the show, his childhood life story quickly unravels into goofy nonsense. He’s wacky, off-kilter and unusual, sure, but who has the time?

Katt Williams – “Great America”

Is Katt Williams even telling jokes anymore or just pimpin’? His cranky exuberance feels awfully tired when aimed at Trump. He’s performing to a Jacksonville, Florida crowd (and he unwisely opens with material that only plays to that room) that likely is pretty split politically, and his bland observations barely cut left or right.

Ricky Gervais – “Humanity”

Ricky Gervais’s special is called “Humanity,” but it’s all about him. Not ashamed of comparing himself to Jesus to start the show, Gervais spends the remainder of his time scoffing at his critics and explaining away already bad and tasteless jokes about Caitlyn Jenner he made at the Golden Globes years ago. “People get offended when they mistake the subject of the joke with the actual target,” he says, writing off any online backlash as just a misunderstanding. Inflating his ego is part of what you’re paying for with Gervais, but this is irritating even for him.

Rachel Feinstein – “The Standups” Episode 4

Neurotic, overly personal, loud and far too familiar to be surprising, Rachel Feinstein’s routine falls into cliche awfully quick. Why so many accents? And wow, you have parents who are bad on Facebook too?

Gad Elmaleh – “American Dream

Gad Elmaleh’s material is inoffensive and pleasant, but rarely surprising. Some of his weaker gags can be boiled down to, “Americans tip like this, and French people tip like this.” He’s smart at deconstructing language. But what should’ve been fresh for Elmaleh, his first special entirely in English, results in some recycled gags about “em-pha-sis” and French doors from his 2017 Netflix special.

Gina Yashere – “The Standups” Episode 2

Gina Yashere observes that most people in Hollywood think black women look either like Halle Berry or Precious. Yashere is neither, a Nigerian woman from London, and she’s uniquely funny. But you wish her material would focus more on her own life rather than on clichéd, outdated observations of American culture. One joke stops just short of insights about why racism is far subtler in Britain and defaults to an easy swipe at the South. “I treated Alabama the way white people treat Africa the first time. Wow, they have cars and shoes and s—,” she says. And how many times does she have to sing the “Team America” theme song?

Brent Morin – “The Standups” Episode 5

Brent Morin is that bro who dominates the conversation at a party rattling off a story you lost track of hours ago. He’s got great little callbacks and one-liners and a hilarious observation about how if you’re a white guy, how flattering it is to be complimented by a black or gay guy. But is he still doing that butler impression of his Uber driver? How did he start complaining about bread at Italian restaurants? What’s a “sunshine hand?”

Marlon Wayans – “Woke-ish”

This is Marlon Wayans’s first ever stand-up special in a three decade career, and yet you know what you’re getting with him. It’s fun, raunchy and stupid, and it isn’t long before he crosses more than a few lines, thus his special’s title “Woke-ish.” Like Gervais, Wayans also has a tone deaf Caitlyn Jenner joke. “I ain’t seen a white chick that ugly since me and Shawn did the f—in’ movie!” But you might consider sticking around for his impression of Designer’s “Panda” or an amusing, if stereotypical, bit about white people going through customs to earn the privilege to say the N-word.

Joe List – “The Standups” Episode 1

White guy insecurities, childhood name calling and nearly 10 minutes about being awkward at the gym are a dime a dozen, but Joe List does it justice with a deadpan delivery and relatable awkwardness. List’s best story is about how as a kid, a girl said his big forehead looked like a “fivehead.” Yeah, that’s a pretty good burn.

Kavin Jay – “Everybody Calm Down”

The best of the three Malaysian comedians, Much of Kavin Jay’s charming material comes at the expense of his weight. But he acknowledges he’s not playing just to the room he’s in. “In Asia, parents use [my weight] to discipline children,” Jay says. “In America, I’m a medium.” At one point he even talks to some New Yorkers in the crowd. “I don’t know where that is. And now you know how that feels.”

Greg Davies – “You Magnificent Beast”

“The more upset you are, the funnier I find it,” Greg Davies says to someone in his crowd. This Welsh comic takes glee out of telling charming stories about his parents and his childhood before turning them disgusting. He has one routine about getting a giant teddy bear as a kid. He named it BT, like the alien Et. Aww, how sweet. He makes us think that’s the end of the story before revealing that as a teenager, “I f—ed that bear.” He couldn’t go out with friends because he was “too busy knocking the back end out of it!”

Fred Armisen – “Standup for Drummers”

Every word out of Fred Armisen’s mouth sounds like the start to some absurd, rejected “Portlandia” sketch, and I love it. Armisen is literally performing to a room full of people who know how to drum (Green Day’s Tre Cool pops up in the audience). Isn’t putting together a snare so annoying? I know! Sometimes his observations may genuinely be for an audience of one. But anyone will love his mini impressions of accents around the country and drumming impressions of Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, U2’s Larry Mullins Jr., Stewart Copeland and Meg White.

Tom Segura – “Disgraceful”

Those who want a replacement for Louis C.K. in the schlubby, cynical and brutally honest middle-aged white guy department can look to Tom Segura. But Segura isn’t trying to challenge social norms in the way C.K. used to; he’d rather troll people in the parking lot or talk up how great it is to never have to leave the house. One of his best gags makes a smart comparison to show how future generations will never understand how hard it once was to buy weed. Pigeons used to deliver messages? Are you crazy?

Aparna Nancherla – “The Standups” Episode 6

At first, Aparna Nancherla stands out as a socially awkward goofball, her cartoonish voice enhancing silly anxieties like what to say to a pilot upon leaving a plane. But she soon hauls out a PowerPoint presentation and brilliantly manages to translate Internet humor to the stage. Nancherla deconstructs emojis that look like a “multicultural boy band” or bullet points she grabbed from a Ted Talk random name generator, and she does it all in a deadpan weirdness that should make her a star.

Todd Glass – “Act Happy”

Todd Glass has put together a truly strange and subversive hour of comedy. More performance art than strictly jokes, Glass has a big band playing only public domain songs to put a button on his ironically hacky gags. He’s playing to a tiny room of 75 people, but he’s giving rants and monologues that he presents as larger than life, even asking the sound guy to give some reverb on his voice. The band taunts his “bragging” and the audience seems to be in on the joke. He even twice busts out into “song,” singing a time-killing anthem that he wrote in case he didn’t have enough material. But I could watch him for hours.

Chris Rock – “Tamborine”

For his first special in nearly a decade, “Tamborine,” Chris Rock immediately comes out swinging. His practical takes on the shootings of black kids, gun control and poverty are vintage Rock. But his material now reflects his middle age. You may disagree with some of his more Millennial-bashing takes, but he shows remarkable candor and great wisdom when he addresses his divorce and what it takes to keep a relationship going. The secret is to approach it like a tambourine player in a band. “You play that motherf— right!” Rock sure does.

Kyle Kinane – “The Standups” Episode 3

Kyle Kinane may be from my hometown of Addison, Illinois, but that’s not the only reason I can relate. His material has been bleak in the past, but in this set he speaks to the moment with insightful material about why he’s still recycling in the face of an apocalypse, Kurt Cobain’s Christmas album and a theory that the Ku Klux Klan has a great chef (“same outfits, different hats”). His finest gag takes full advantage of the pulse of the country and even plays on knowing he was taping this in advance for Netflix: “What if by the time this airs, there’s no mass shooting,” he asks. “This is America.”

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Mitzi Shore, Comedy Store Owner, Mother of Pauly Shore, Dies at 87

Mitzi Shore, Comedy Store Owner, Mother of Pauly Shore, Dies at 87
Mitzi Shore, proprietor of The Comedy Store in Los Angeles and mother of Pauly Shore, has passed away at 87. Shore, who helped make the careers of some of the biggest comedians of all time, died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. The Comedy Store confirmed the news in a statement. Here's what they had to say.

"It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we report the passing of Mitzi Shore, the legendary Godmother of the world famous Comedy Store. Mitzi was an extraordinary businesswoman and decades ahead of her time who cultivated and celebrated the artistry of stand-up comedy. She was also a loving mother, not only to her own four children, but to the myriad of comedians who adored her. She leaves behind an indelible mark and legacy and has helped change the face of comedy."

Pauly Shore, her son and star of movies such
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Boomerang: Eddie Murphy Movie Gets TV Series Adaptation at Bet

Boomerang: Eddie Murphy Movie Gets TV Series Adaptation at Bet
It’s like the Boyz II Men song goes: Boomerang and TV comedy belong together, and Bet knows that it’s right…

The cable network has given a 10-episode, straight-to-series order to an adaptation of the 1992 Eddie Murphy film, per The Hollywood Reporter.

The half-hour series will follow a dashing executive/self-aggrandizing ladies’ man (the character played by Murphy in the film) who is freaked out when he meets his match in his new boss (played by Robin Givens in the movie).

Bet’s adaptation, which does not yet have writers or producers attached, will be an update set in
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Mitzi Shore, Comedy Store Founder and Owner, Dies at 87

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Comedy Store founder and owner Mitzi Shore has died. She was 87.

“It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we report the passing of Mitzi Shore,” the influential store said in a statement posted to Instagram Wednesday, accompanied by a picture of a the owner. “Mitzi was an extraordinary woman and leader who identified, cultivated and celebrated comedy’s best performers. She helped change the face of comedy and leaves behind an indelible mark and legacy in the entertainment industry and stand-up community. We will all miss her dearly. The Comedy Store will be closed today.”

Shore, mother of comedian Pauly Shore, died Wednesday morning in Los Angeles of an undetermined neurological disorder, a representative for Shore told TheWrap in a statement.

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Shore founded the influential club on the Sunset Strip in 1972, helping to launch the careers of legends like Robin Williams, Jay Leno, Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, Richard Pryor, and Roseanne Barr. It has since become a landmark for both tourists and Angelenos.

Pauly Shore noted recently that his mother’s health was declining, tweeting on Saturday, “The reason why I have been Canceling shows and have been laying low on Social is that mom Mitzi. Shore has been on hospice let’s all prey she when she goes to heaven she go peaceful I know she was loved by many of you.”

It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we report the passing of Mitzi Shore. Mitzi was an extraordinary woman and leader who identified, cultivated and celebrated comedy’s best performers. She helped change the face of comedy and leaves behind an indelible mark and legacy in the entertainment industry and stand-up community. We will all miss her dearly. The Comedy Store will be closed today.

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Comedy Store Owner Mitzi Shore Dead at 87

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Comedy Store Owner Mitzi Shore Dead at 87
Comedy Store founder and owner Mitzi Shore has died ... TMZ has learned. Mitzi, the mother of Pauly Shore, died in L.A. Wednesday morning after battling Parkinson's Disease for years. Mitzi's Comedy Store was the launching pad for some of the biggest comics in the world, including Robin Williams, Richard Pryor, David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Arsenio Hall and Roseanne Barr. Mitzi had been in hospice for a while, and Pauly took
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Adam Sandler & Pt Anderson Reunite for Netflix Special

Comedian Adam Sandler and Phantom Thread auteur Paul Thomas Anderson have reunited to work on Sandler’s new comedy special for Netflix. A few years ago when Netflix began pivoting from delivering other people’s content to producing their own, one of the first big stars they signed to a deal was Adam Sandler. Since then, Sandler has churned out several surprisingly successful comedy movies for the streaming service. This month Sandler serves up his latest movie The Week Of, co-starring his old pal Chris Rock.
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Shaleen Bhanot has Hollywood plans

Shaleen Bhanot has been lucky to train with the best of Hollywood to learn & unlearn acting. Michelle Danner who has trained the best actors of Hollywood like James Franco, Seth MacFarlane, Salma Hayek, Henry Cavill, Zooey Deschanel, Gerard Butler, Chris Rock, Chris Martin, Penelope Cruz, Michael Pena, Michelle Rodriguez, Kate Del Castillo and manyRead More

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Adam Sandler confirmed for Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems

Earlier in the week it was reported that Adam Sandler could be set to replace Jonah Hill in Uncut Gems, the new film from Good Time directors, the Safdie Brothers. Now Deadline are confirming that the funnyman has indeed signed on to headline the heist thriller.

The plot for Uncut Gems is being kept firmly under lock and key, but it has been written by Josh and Bennie Safdie, along with their Good Time collaborator Ronald Bronstein, and is backed by A24, the people behind Lady Bird, The Florida Project, and The Witch.

After earning rave reviews for Good Time starring Robert Pattinson, the Safdie brothers have found themselves in demand, with the duo also said to be in contention to remake the classic Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte buddy movie 48 Hours.

Adam Sandler will next be seen in The Week Of, his latest project at Netflix, which is
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Adam Sandler to Star in 'Uncut Gems' for Safdie Brothers, A24

Adam Sandler to Star in 'Uncut Gems' for Safdie Brothers, A24
Adam Sandler star in Uncut Gems, the next film from the Safdie brothers.

Plot details for Uncut Gems are being kept under wraps but the feature is set in New York's diamond district.

For the feature the Safdies are re-teaming with A24, which distributed their last film, the Robert Pattinson-starring Good Time.

Scott Rudin and Eli Bush are producing via Scott Rudin Productions with Elara PicturesSebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson. Martin Scorsese is exec producing the feature, along with Emma Tillinger Koskoff.

Sandler was last seen in Noah Baumbach's The Meyerowitz Stories and will next be seen in the Netflix comedy The Week Of, opposite Chris Rock. Last week, it...
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Adam Sandler Confirmed to Star in Safdie Brothers’ ‘Uncut Gems,’ Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese

Adam Sandler Confirmed to Star in Safdie Brothers’ ‘Uncut Gems,’ Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese
Adam Sandler is officially making a movie with Josh and Benny Safdie. Deadline confirms the actor will lead “Uncut Gems,” the latest feature from the indie film duo behind “Heaven Knows What” and last year’s critical darling “Good Time.” The casting marks the second Safdie feature in a row to star a prominent actor in the lead role. Robert Pattinson played the lead in “Good Time” and earned some of the best reviews of his career for the performance.

Plot specifics for “Uncut Gems” are being kept under wraps, although the film is set in New York City’s diamond district. The screenplay was written by the Safdie brothers and their regular collaborator Ronald Bronstein. A24 is backing the drama after the company’s success with the Safdies on “Good Time” last summer. Producers include Scott Rudin and Eli Bush through Scott Rudin Produtions and Sebastian Bear-McClard and Oscar Boyson through Elara Pictures.
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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in April

10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in April
Finally! Last year's big Emmy-winning breakout hit The Handmaid's Tale is back on the air – "under his eye," naturally – to give us yet another glimpse of a hellish, misogynistic dystopia that's pure escapism. (Riiiight.) Offred and Co. will have plenty of competition for your attention this month, as the service also drops a doc on everyone's favorite impossibly proportioned doll; Netflix pulls back the curtain on a new Adam Sandler-Chris Rock collaboration and a big-budget update of a sci-fi TV classic; and Amazon premieres the latest release from
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Adam Sandler may replace Jonah Hill in Uncut Gems

Hot off his casting alongside Jennifer Aniston in Netflix’s Murder Mystery, The Tracking Board is reporting that Adam Sandler is being eyed as a replacement for Jonah Hill in the thriller Uncut Gems.

The film is being directed by Joshua and Benny Safdie (Good Time) from a script by the Safdies and Ronald Bronstein, with Martin Scorsese executive producing. Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, but we do know that it will deal with the diamond trade, and take place in the New York City Diamond District.

After earning rave reviews for Good Time starring Robert Pattinson, the Safdie brothers have found themselves in demand, with the duo also said to be in contention to remake the classic Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte buddy movie 48 Hours.

Adam Sandler will next be seen in The Week Of, his latest project at Netflix, which is set to hit
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Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are Set To Team Up Again in Netflix Comedy Murder Mystery

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston will team up again in a new comedy being produced by Netflix called Murder Mystery. The two previously starred together in the film Just Go With It. This new Murder Mystery project comes from Workaholics co-creator Kyle Newacheck and he will direct the film from a script written by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Amazing Spider-Man).

Sandler plays a New York cop in the film and Aniston will take on the role of his wife. The story follows them as they become the prime suspects in the murder of an elderly billionaire while vacationing in Europe.

Sounds like the kind of comedy Sandler would be a part of. Apparently, Sandler and Aniston have been looking for a film to work together on for years, and they feel that this is the perfect project for them. With the filmmaking team that is developing this movie, it should
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Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler to reunite for new Netflix comedy Murder Mystery

Having starred together in 2011’s Just Go with It, Variety is reporting that Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler are set to reunite on Sandler’s latest Netflix original film Murder Mystery.

Directed by Kyle Newacheck (Workaholics) from a script by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), Murder Mystery follows “a New York cop (Sandler) and his wife (Aniston), who become prime suspects in the murder of an elderly billionaire while vacationing in Europe.”

Murder Mystery will mark Sandler’s sixth film at Netflix after The Ridiculous 6, The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) and the upcoming The Week Of, which hits the streaming service on April 27th and sees him starring with Chris Rock.

Former Friends star Aniston will next be seen in the musical comedy Dumplin, and is also attached to a breakfast TV drama series alongside Reese Witherspoon, which is set up at Apple.

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Netflix's Murder Mystery Reunites Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler

Netflix's Murder Mystery Reunites Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler and his Just Go With It star Jennifer Aniston are finally reuniting, with the stars joining forces for the new Netflix movie Murder Mystery. Insiders claim that both stars had been looking for an opportunity to work together ever since 2011's Just Go With It, which earned $103 million domestic and $214.9 million worldwide, from an $80 million budget. After seven years of searching, it seems they have finally found the perfect project to reunite with.

The story centers on a New York City cop (Adam Sandler) and his wife (Jennifer Aniston), who surprisingly become prime suspects in the murder of an aging billionaire, while on vacation in Europe. Murder Mystery is Adam Sandler's sixth movie for Netflix, with four coming under the original deal with his production company Happy Madison, The Ridiculous Six, The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler and the upcoming The Week Of, debuting April 27. His fifth Netflix film was
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Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston Reunite for Netflix ‘Murder Mystery’

Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston Reunite for Netflix ‘Murder Mystery’
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are laughing all the way to the bank…again.

Sources tell Variety that Sandler will reunite with his “Just Go With It” co-star on Netflix’s comedy “Murder Mystery.”

Workaholics” co-creator Kyle Newacheck is on board to direct from a script by James Vanderbilt.

The story follows a New York cop (Sandler) and his wife (Aniston), who become prime suspects in the murder of an elderly billionaire while on vacation in Europe.

Sandler and Aniston, according to insiders, had been looking for an opportunity to work together again following the 2011 success of “Just Go With It,” which earned $103 million at the domestic box office and $215 million globally.

“Murder Mystery” marks Sandler’s sixth feature project at Netflix, while it’s Aniston’s first time working with the streaming giant. She’s also attached to star in a new Apple TV series opposite Reese Witherspoon.

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Adam Sandler & Jennifer Aniston Circling Netflix’s Murder Mystery

Just Go With It stars Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston may reunite on Netflix for the action-comedy Murder Mystery. Sandler of course has become one of Netflix’s signature stars thanks to a string of films beginning with 2015’s The Ridiculous 6. Last April, Netflix reported that viewers had spent half-a-billion hours watching Sandler movies on the streaming service. That explains why Netflix continues churning out Adam Sandler vehicles, like this year’s The Week Of co-starring Chris Rock.
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‘James Acaster: Repertoire’: This One-Man, Four-Part Live Show Could Be a Glimpse Into the Future of Netflix Standup

‘James Acaster: Repertoire’: This One-Man, Four-Part Live Show Could Be a Glimpse Into the Future of Netflix Standup
With new live standup sets coming every week, the window of innovation within the current standard hourlong comedy special format is shrinking. Some comedians have turned a niche audience into a special’s raison d’etre, like Fred Armisen, whose “Standup for Drummers” was designed with a certain kind of musician in mind.

Netflix itself has played around with its distribution methods, with surprise drops and mini-collections from Dave Chappelle, one of its biggest collaborators. While James Acaster might not have the global name recognition of Chappelle or Chris Rock or Ricky Gervais, his four-part “Repertoire” — available today to stream — is something unique among the Netflix comedy offerings. Existing somewhere in an unclassifiable zone between one-man fringe show, stand-up set, and live sketch experiment, “James Acaster: Repertoire” represents the kind of formal trickery that might happen more with Netflix’s slate of offerings as viewers look for something different.

Despite the unconventional collection approach,
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