Louis C.K.?the writer, comedian, and brilliant mind behind hilarious series like Saturday Night Live, Louie, Horace and Pete, Better Things, Baskets, and The Cops; shows with late-night TV personalities like Conan O’Brien and David Letterman; and god knows how many stand-up comedy specials?has inked a deal with Netflix for two brand-new stand-up specials.
Per Business Insider:
The first one, titled “2017,” was filmed in Washington, D.C., and will debut on the streaming service on April 4. There are no details at this time on the second planned special…
Netflix has been inking deals with big-name comedians for the past year. C.K.’s deal follows the estimated $100 million deal with Jerry Seinfeld for the next season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and two original stand-up specials. That followed stand-up deals with Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, and David Chappelle.
Netflix is just everywhere these days?whether they’re scooping up Martin Scorsese films or stand-up comedy specials, producing original series, or partnering with major entertainment companies like Marvel, this is definitely the next in a litany of savvy business maneuvers that have served to position the channel as the major entertainment outlet for the millennial generation.
(h/t Business Insider)