Comedian, actor, writer, director, producer Louis C.K. (Horace and Pete, Louis) signed a deal with Netflix for two new stand-up specials. The first special, “2017”, which was filmed in Washington, D.C. will premiere Tuesday, April 4. Details have not yet been released regarding the second special.
This isn’t the first time Netflix has paid millions for standup genius. In October 2016, Netflix announced it was paying Chris Rock $40 million for two comedy specials. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Rock’s $20 million per special “is believed to be more than such A-list comedians as Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and Amy Schumer have commanded.” Keep in mind, Jerry Seinfeld’s estimated $100 million deal includes his Comedians in Cars show. C.K. is known as a sharp entrepreneur— you can bet he cut a very good deal for his gigs. However you add it up, being hilariously funny is a lucrative gig if you can get it.