Joel Creasey, Nazeem Hussain in Netflix stand-up series.

Joel Creasey, Nazeem Hussain, Cal Wilson & Uzila Carlson will feature in a Netflix stand-up comedy series of international acts in 2019.

47 comedians from 13 regions will perform a half-hour stand-up special, some of which will be recorded at the upcoming Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, with sets also being taped in Brazil, Mexico, India, Germany and The Netherlands. All episodes will be released at once.

“Few things are better than discovering a new comedian you love,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP, Original Documentary and Comedy, Netflix. “With this event, we’re creating a true comedy festival experience for our members where they can scour the globe from home to find some of the freshest voices in comedy.”

The groundbreaking event series (title to be announced) will feature a range of stand-up specials from comedians diverse in style, gender, and ethnicity and will tape in seven languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Dutch, German and English). Stand-up fans around the world can celebrate as they discover their new favorite comedians, with all episodes launching at once.

The roster of stand-up comedians that will record at this year’s Just for Laughs from July 24 – July 29 in Montreal, is listed below:

United States
Chris D’Elia
Neal Brennan
Nicole Byer
Nick Swardson

United Kingdom
Nish Kumar
Joel Dommett
Mae Martin
Ellie Taylor

Shirley Souagnon
Jason Brokerss
Two additional comedians to be announced

Loyiso Gola
Loyiso Madinga
Tumi Morake
Riaad Moosa

Joel Creasey
Nazeem Hussain

New Zealand
Urzila Carlson
Cal Wilson

Adib Alkhalidey
François Bellefeuille
Ivan Decker
Louis-José Houde
Katherine Levac
Dave Merheje
Deanne Smith
K. Trevor Wilson

Middle East
Moayad Alnefaie
Adi Khalefa
Rawsan Hallak
Ibraheem Alkhairallah


  1. I’m with you Gaz. Personally, I find members of the LGBTQI community who chide one of our own for being “too gay” or “not gay enough” to be the more offensive stereotype.

    • Joel may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but to say he is a bad stereotype for gays is a bit harsh. He is just being himself, and I applaud him for having the guts to do that.

    • I must say I was disappointed in having to approve your comment. We should be celebrating both visibility and success, and remembering that rainbows come in varying shades and colour for diverse audiences. Whether Joel Creasey, Tom Ballard, Magda Szubanski, Josh Thomas, Rhys Nicholson etc are your preferred comedian / performers or not, I would encourage you to focus on their material than some of the wording used here.

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