In a new Instagram post, Broad City‘s Ilana Glazer unveiled that she is bringing her inaugural stand-up special, The Planet Is Burning to Amazon Prime Video. That definitely deserves a “Yaaaaaaaas queen!”
The special is set to tape Wednesday at the White Oak Music Hall in Houston — the last stop of her eight-city stand-up tour. The Amazon Original will be exclusively released later this year. The special is produced by Nandi Mgwaba, Alison Leiby, Petey DeAbreu and Comedy Dynamics for Amazon Studios, and executive produced by Brian Volk-Weiss, Cisco Henson, Kelsie Kiley and Ryan Cunningham, who is also set to direct.
The Planet Is Burning continues Amazon’s move into the stand-up comedy space, which was recently dominated by Netflix. The streaming platform announced earlier this year that they will release their first special from Jim Gaffigan titled Quality Time. It is set to premiere later this year and will be Gaffigan’s seventh special. His first five were for Netflix, and his sixth, last year’s Noble Ape, premiered via various on-demand sites.
Glazer is a co-creator, writer, director, executive producer and star of the WGA Award-winning Comedy Central show Broad City, which recently celebrated its final season. Glazer recently completed filming False Positive, the A24 psychological horror film she stars in alongside Justin Theroux and Pierce Brosnan and also co-wrote and produced. She also will voice the character of EB in Ellen DeGeneres’ upcoming Netflix series Green Eggs and Ham. Recently, Glazer and Broad City BFF Abbi Jacobson signed a first-look deal with Comedy Central and Viacom Television networks and currently have two projects in development at Comedy Central under the new pact: Mall Town USA and Young Professionals.
Watch Glazer work through her nerves before performing in the Instagram post below.
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I am vibrating with excitement. Tomorrow marks the end of #ThePlanetIsBurning tour, and we’re gonna shoot it for a one-hour standup special for @amazonprimevideo made with @comedydynamics. Can’t wait to share The Planet Is Burning, with you. 🌎🔥 ➡️ @youthvgov ⬅️ VIDEO directed and edited by @kelsiekiley 💙 The special will be EP’d by me, EP’d and directed by @ryanecunningham EP’d by @kelsiekiley and Produced by @AlisonLeiby Petey Deabreu @pdeezjokes & Nandi Mgwaba @qzulou and a very special thanks to Maria Munn @riamunnster 👑👑👑👑