With “Master of None,” “Love,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” now under its belt, Netflix has proven itself to be a safe haven for a whole new generation of comedy. For their next show, the streaming giant has gathered several writers and comedians for a sketch show, “Netflix Presents: The Characters.”
The premise is simple but audacious: Eight comedians come together to write and perform in their own unique 30-minute episode, with each getting their own time to shine.
Everything else is fair game as sketches venture off into uncharted territory, such as “Bachelor”parodies, music videos, biblical spoofs and so much more. The comedians include Lauren Lapkus (“Orange Is The New Black”), Kate Berlin (“The Meltdown”), Dr. Brown (“Dr. Brown”), Paul W. Downs (“Broad City”), John Early (“Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp”), “Saturday Night Live” writers Tim Robinson and Natasha Rothwell,and Henry Zebrowski(“Heroes Reborn”). All episodes for “Netflix Presents: The Characters” will be available on March 11. Check out the trailer above.