Netflix is set to release a unique comedy special titled ‘Verified Stand-Up,’ premiering on November 28 featuring a compilation of short performances from ten exceptionally talented comedians. The special is divided into two episodes, each showcasing a series of brief yet impactful sets, making it an ideal choice for those hesitant to commit to an hour-long routine from an unfamiliar comic.
The line-up for ‘Verified Stand-Up’ includes a diverse group of comedians who performed at New York City’s iconic Webster Hall. The roster boasts Asif Ali, Dulcé Sloan, Gianmarco Soresi, Isiah Kelly, Leslie Liao, Nimesh Patel, Robby Hoffman, Rosebud Baker, Sabrina Wu, and Vanessa Gonzalez. These artists bring a rich variety of humor and perspectives to the stage, touching on topics ranging from everyday life experiences to more unique and personal anecdotes.
The trailer for the special, exclusively released by Paste Magazine, gives a glimpse into the range of topics covered by the comedians. They delve into relatable subjects like the quirks of working in the service industry, the complexities of modern dating, and humorous observations about public transportation, among others.
Netflix’s ‘Verified Stand Up’ Official Trailer
‘Verified Stand-Up’ is directed by Linda Mendoza, a seasoned professional in the realm of comedy specials. Her portfolio includes directing works such as Sam Jay: Salute Me or Shoot Me, Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer, and Nikki Glaser: Good Clean Filth. This experience has undoubtedly contributed to the special’s dynamic and engaging presentation.
The comedians featured in ‘Verified Stand-Up’ are not just up-and-coming talents but also established performers with impressive backgrounds. Dulcé Sloan is known for her work as a correspondent on ‘The Daily Show’ and as a regular on ‘The Great North.’ Asif Ali has appeared in notable projects like ‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ ‘WandaVision,’ and ‘Shrinking.’ Gianmarco Soresi, recognized as a Just For Laughs New Face in 2022, shares the stage with Isiah Kelly, a prodigy who started performing at age 10 and is now touring with Lavell Crawford. Leslie Liao, another 2023 JFL New Face, is a regular at top Los Angeles comedy venues.
Nimesh Patel, an Emmy-nominated writer for ‘Saturday Night Live,’ joins Robby Hoffman, known for her writing on ‘The Chris Gethard Show’ and ‘Workin’ Moms.’ Rosebud Baker, also a writer for SNL, performs while eight-and-a-half months pregnant, reminiscent of Ali Wong’s style. Sabrina Wu shines with her role in ‘Joy Ride,’ and Vanessa Gonzalez boasts appearances on ‘Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents,’ ‘A Little Late with Lilly Singh,’ ‘Entre Nos,’ and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’
‘Verified Stand-Up’ promises to be a groundbreaking addition to Netflix’s comedy offerings, providing a platform for a diverse array of comedic voices and styles. This special not only offers a chance to enjoy quick, witty stand-up routines but also serves as a showcase for some of the most promising and dynamic comedians in the industry today.