Netflix, Inc. Goes After HBO With Stand-Up Comedy Specials

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Netflix, Inc. Goes After HBO With Stand-Up Comedy Specials

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) announced stand-up specials from five comics to debut before the end of 2014. In addition to the “Cos” and Jim Jefferies, Chelsea Handler, Chelsea Peretti, and Bill Burr will also be coming to the video streaming site.

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“Stand-up comedy is a category of original content that we’re very focused on,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s vice president of original documentary and comedy programming. “There’s a really huge scope of types of comedy within stand-up, and we have the ability to provide that entire scope.”

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