Netflix is now planning to load itself with the many comedy specials to and fro. With comics like Hasan Minhaj, Vir Das, Hannah Gadsby and Dave Chapelle among others already having their own specials on the streaming platform, it is still increasing on its list.
The latest to join the list is none other than comedian and actress Jenny Slate. This will be her first original comedy special and is titled Jenny Slate: Stage Fright. The part documentary-part stand-up special is scheduled to premiere on 22nd October on Netflix.
Stage Fright focuses on Slate overcoming crippling stage fight and, just in time for Halloween, the special features stories from the star about her eventful visit to a midnight Catholic mass and the ghosts that later haunted her childhood home.
In a video posted on Instagram on Monday morning, Slate — who recently revealed her engagement to Ben Shattuck — expressed her excitement about bringing Stage Fright to Netflix.
"Hi, I made a special for Netflix," she says in the clip, while petting a donkey. "It's a comedy special." In an accompanying caption, she wrote in part, "It’s part stand-up, part documentary about my family, my fears, my heart, and a lot of other things that will make you laugh…. Also, this donkey is not in the special. The main animal is ME."
Slate — a Saturday Night Live alum who has lent her voice to Netflix's animated sitcom Big Mouth and, recently, the animated feature film The Secret Life of Pets 2 — is the latest comedian to score a comedy special with the streaming giant. Jeff Dunham, Mo Gilligan and Nikki Glaser each have specials premiering on Netflix this fall.