One of the most popular standup comedians of a generation is headed back to Netflix for an exclusive show.
Back in 2017, Jerry Seinfeld signed a massive $100 million deal with Netflix that included the rights to his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series and two new standup specials. The first of those specials, Jerry Before Seinfeld, debuted in September of 2017 and would eventually win an Emmy. It featured current stand-up sets mixed with content from his early life like childhood photos, decades worth of hand-written noted on legal pads and more.
The second special, Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill, will debut on May 5. It was filmed at the Beacon Theatre in New York City last month, but unfortunately, it’s only an hour long.
Netflix has shown a long commitment to standup comedians, signing deals with names like Taylor Tomlinson, Patton Oswalt, Pete Davidson and Marc Maron.
As part of an unrelated deal, Netflix will be the streaming home of all 180 episodes of Seinfeld’s namesake television series starting in 2021.