Bill Burr’s Next Stand-Up Special Will Be on Hulu 5

Hulu has brought a second A-list comedian into the fold as the streamer prepares to launch a stand-up comedy brand.

Bill Burr‘s next special will premiere on the Disney-owend platform, marking a change of streaming venues for the comic. Burr has done seven specials, as well as the movie Old Dads and animated series F Is for Family, for Netflix.

Burr joins Jim Gaffigan as part of Hulu’s stand-up roster. The streamer is jumping into the stand-up arena with a new special from Gaffigan that will debut in November, with additional specials to launch monthly after that. A date and title for Burr’s set will be announced later.

In addition to the monthly specials, Hulu is also building out a library of classic stand-up performances and newer specials from production companies 800 Pound Gorilla and Comedy Dynamics.

“We are excited to round out Hulu’s world-class comedy offering with a lineup of some of the funniest voices in stand-up comedy today,” said Disney Television Group president Craig Erwich when the stand-up venture was announced in May. “Our slate is a true celebration of the art of stand-up, and we plan to make this a best-in-class destination for comedic talent through partnerships with other areas of The Walt Disney Company, bringing these comedians into our family in a meaningful way.”

Hulu is something of a latecomer to the stand-up game among the big streaming services. Netflix has streamed a host of high-profile specials from Burr, Chris Rock, Hannah Gadsby, John Mulaney, Joe Rogan and many others. Amazon’s Prime Video also has a substantial stand-up presence, and Max has both original specials and a deep library of HBO sets.

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