EXCLUSIVE: Stand-up comic Deon Cole is set to return to Netflix with a third hour-long comedy special, to premiere later this year. While a title and logline haven’t been shared, he’ll tape his new hour at the LA Theater on May 2nd, as part of Netflix Is A Joke Fest 2024.
Known for his sharp wit, observational humor, and ability to blend social commentary with playful anecdotes, Cole’s most recent Netflix hour, Charleen’s Boy (2022), came on the heels of Cole Hearted (2019) and a half-hour special as part of The Standups (2017). Also behind the stand-up doc Workin’ It Out, which debuted exclusively on Netflix is a Joke’s Youtube channel, he brought his first special, Cole Blooded Seminar, to Comedy Central in 2016.
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Also an actor, writer, and producer, recently seen in Warner Bros & Amblin’s The Color Purple musical from director Blitz Bazawule, Cole leads the cast of the BET+ series Average Joe, which premiered last summer. Best known on the TV side for acclaimed turns on ABC’s Black-ish and Freeform spin-off Grown-ish, he’s also recently been seen in Jeymes Samuel’s Netflix Western The Harder They Fall and Kenya Barris’s star-studded Netfix rom-com You People.
An Emmy and three-time WGA Award nominee for his work as a writer on Conan, Cole was also nominated for two Emmys for his work as a writer on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. His new special, from production company Irwin Entertainment, is directed by Ryan Polito.
Cole is represented by WME and Kirsten Ames at Ames/Hashagen Entertainment.
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