Netflix Is Cutting Back on Standup Comedy Specials

Oct 15 · 3 min read
Dave Chappelle attends the Netflix FYSee Kick Off Party at Raleigh Studios on May 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Netflix

By Lucas Shaw

After pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into standup comedy specials from the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle, Netflix Inc. is cutting back.

The online video service is releasing fewer standup specials this year than either of the past two years, according to data analyzed by Bloomberg. Netflix has streamed about 30 such…

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