Kevin James To Headline Netflix Stand-up Special


Netflix continues to add to its collection of stand-up specials from established comedians with the pickup of a new Kevin James special. It is slated to shoot later this year for a 2018 premiere.

The special expands James’ relationship with Netflix, where he led the streaming service’s 2016 original film, True Memoirs of an¬†International Assassin, and next appears in original film Sandy Wexler, launching globally April 14.

This marks James’ first stand-up TV special since his 2001 debut with Sweat the Small Stuff. On TV, he headlined CBS’ long-running comedy The King of Queens and currently stars in and executive produces the network’s Kevin Can Wait.

In the past few months, Netflix picked up stand-up comedy specials from Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K. and Jerry Seinfeld, which are among some four-dozen specials on the Internet network’s roster.

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