‘Netflix Is a Joke’ Brings Laughs – & Lots of Shade!
| LAST UPDATE 05/09/2022
Now that one of the most iconic comedy festivals of all time has come to a close, we're ready to take a closer look at what went down. Featuring almost every comic to ever exist, including Pete Davidson, The Netflix Is A Joke Festival kicked off on April 28 and ran through May 8. So let's break it down, shall we?
The 12-day comedy festival, Netflix Is A Joke, took place all over Los Angeles, with over 250 live shows and over 130 artists participating, making it the place to be in Hollywood. It was Netflix's way of celebrating comedy, bringing people together, and making people laugh until they cry! Some of the most celebrated names in comedy performed, from Kevin Hart and Larry David to Wanda Sykes, Pete Davidson, and Dave Chappelle. There were plenty of surprise guests, hilarious skits, and unbelievably funny moments celebrating comedy. Besides someone ambushing Chappelle onstage during his set at the Hollywood Bowl, everything seemed to go smoothly!
In the midst of all things comedy, one performance that has attracted tons of coverage is SNL comedian Pete Davidson. The comedian made his first public comment over the many accusations and statements made by Kanye this weekend at the festival. Netflix dropped a four-minute clip of the performance where he has a bit regarding his feud with Kim Kardashian's ex-husband. Davidson opens the bit with, "I've had a really weird year," as the audience laughs. The comedian follows with "I had a [health] scare this year" because "Kanye [scared] me" and that the artist behind The College Dropout is a "genius," so he went to see a doctor and get that all sorted.
However, the jokes didn't end there! The set continued as Davidson compared Kanye to Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire, where the actor pretends to dress up as a female housekeeper to spend more time with his kids. Davidson seemed to have it covered on stage, as he joked that his friends don't have much advice to give him regarding the unprecedented feud between him and the Eazy rapper - aside from the idea of laying low with his mom!