Amazon Prime Jumps Into The Stand-Up Specials Space
Comedy stand-up specials were once a corner stone for traditional cable outlets like HBO, Showtime, and Comedy Central. Now, they’ve become big game changers for streaming giant Netflix. Kevin Hart, Ellen Degeneres, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, and others have all had extremely successful stand-up specials on the streaming platform.
Amazon Prime is now looking to compete with Netflix in the stand-up special space by signing Jim Gaffigan to a deal that includes a special to be filmed in March.
Jim Gaffigan Will Have A Comedy Special On Amazon Prime
Gaffigan’s new stand-up special, Quality Time, will be the streaming platforms first special. Quality Time will be filmed on March 9 in Minneapolis’ State Theatre.
I am so honored to be Amazon’s first original stand-up special. This is going to be exciting,” Gaffigan said
Gaffigan has an established relationship with Amazon already as he is the co-star on Troop Zero with Viola Davis and Allison Janney.