After two seasons of top-tier comedy, Netflix’s The Standups is returning for a third season, the streaming service announced on Twitter on 7 July. The series, which showcases half-hour comedy specials from some of the best comics across the United States, will premiere later this year.
The six-episode series will feature some of the most exciting comedians in the game today including Mark Normand, Brian Simpson, Dusty Slay, Janelle James, Melissa Villaseñor and Naomi Ekperigin. Previous seasons have featured a number of up-and-coming comedy stars, including Nate Bargatze, Fortune Feimster, Nikki Glaser, Aparna Nancherla, Joe List and Beth Stelling.
‘The Standups’ has already established itself as a great way to discover new and exciting voices in the comedy scene, all under the same umbrella. Season 1’s Deon Cole—who joked about band-aids, food racism and Caitlyn Jenner in his half-hour special—told Paste Magazine that “it just shows the rawness and realness of it all and invites people to come into our world.”
A premiere date is yet to be announced but the live taping for the series will begin in New York City at The Edison Ballroom this summer. While we eagerly wait for season 3 to drop, check out this snippet from Nikki Glaser’s performance in season 1.