16 episodes

The Hall honors the lives and careers of the greats of stand-up comedy, serving as a companion to The Hall: Honoring The Greats of Stand Up, streaming on Netflix May 19th. Each of the four episodes of this inaugural season will look at a different comedy titan. Episode One explores the work of George Carlin – his obsession with words and the joy he took in repeatedly poking the eye of authority. Episode Two looks into the brilliance and longevity of Joan Rivers – not only one of the best comedians ever, but a pioneer who opened doors for many women comedians of today. Episode Three is about Richard Pryor who changed comedy forever with his gift for storytelling and his stark honesty on stage. Episode Four is about Robin Williams whose riffing, stream-of-consciousness stand-up is unique and beloved. Produced by Netflix Is A Joke Radio, Netflix Podcasts, and Radio Point, we speak to family members, friends, admirers, and colleagues about these incredible icons. Episodes drop weekly. Audiences can also see host Cristela Alonzo in her upcoming Netflix special "Cristela Alonzo: Middle Classy" premiering globally on June 28 only on Neteflix.

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The Hall honors the lives and careers of the greats of stand-up comedy, serving as a companion to The Hall: Honoring The Greats of Stand Up, streaming on Netflix May 19th. Each of the four episodes of this inaugural season will look at a different comedy titan. Episode One explores the work of George Carlin – his obsession with words and the joy he took in repeatedly poking the eye of authority. Episode Two looks into the brilliance and longevity of Joan Rivers – not only one of the best comedians ever, but a pioneer who opened doors for many women comedians of today. Episode Three is about Richard Pryor who changed comedy forever with his gift for storytelling and his stark honesty on stage. Episode Four is about Robin Williams whose riffing, stream-of-consciousness stand-up is unique and beloved. Produced by Netflix Is A Joke Radio, Netflix Podcasts, and Radio Point, we speak to family members, friends, admirers, and colleagues about these incredible icons. Episodes drop weekly. Audiences can also see host Cristela Alonzo in her upcoming Netflix special "Cristela Alonzo: Middle Classy" premiering globally on June 28 only on Neteflix.

    Robin Williams

    Robin Williams

    THE HALL podcast series from “Netflix is a Joke” offers an in-depth look into the lives and careers of the greats of stand-up comedy. Hosted by Cristela Alonzo, the fourth episode of THE HALL explores the brilliance of Robin Williams, whose riffing, quick-paced, stream-of-consciousness comedy wowed crowds the world over. We look at the evolution of Williams’ iconic talent and generous spirit, from the perspectives of those who knew him well. We hear from Williams’ friends and family, colleagues and chroniclers — including Ron Howard, Glenn Close, Barry Levinson, Rick Overton, Jay Leno, Mara Wilson, and two of Williams’ kids Zelda and Zak Williams — who join us to share up-close stories of the legendary comedian and actor.

    • 55 min
    Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor

    THE HALL podcast series for “Netflix is a Joke” offers an in-depth look into the lives and careers of the greats of stand-up comedy. This third episode of THE HALL looks at Richard Pryor, whose use of intimately autobiographical material transformed comedy as we know it. Pryor transmuted tragedy into electric stand-up routines, and it’s fair to say that every comedian who came after him carries his influence. This episode examines Pryor’s stand up, his films, and even his revolutionary, short-lived NBC TV series “The Richard Pryor Show.” To honor Pryor, we speak to Tracy Morgan, Howie Mandel, Reginald Hudlin, Sherri Shepherd, Laraine Newman, Richard’s daughter Rain Pryor and more.

    • 52 min
    Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers

    THE HALL podcast series for “Netflix is a Joke” is delving deep into the lives and careers of the greats of Stand-Up Comedy. This second episode of THE HALL looks at Joan Rivers who is appropriately described as “fucking funny” by one interviewee. On this episode, host Cristela Alonzo talks to so many of Rivers’ friends and colleagues to honor the trailblazing comedian. From Rivers’ early years experimenting with Stand Up in New York City’s Greenwich Village to her comeback after professional and personal setbacks after getting banished from The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Rivers was rarely afraid to offend, she took on sensitive topics and hecklers alike. There aren’t many examples of comedians who, on the day they die, are the most popular they have ever been. To honor Rivers, we speak to Susie Essman, Ellie Kemper, Aisha Tyler, Sherri Shepherd, Mario Cantone, her daughter Melissa Rivers, and more.

    • 50 min
    George Carlin

    George Carlin

    THE HALL podcast series for “Netflix is a Joke” delves deep into the lives and careers of the greats of stand-Up Comedy. Hosted by Cristela Alonzo, the first episode of THE HALL explores the brilliance of George Carlin. We tell the story of the evolution of Carlin’s stand-up, ultimately becoming the long-haired, bearded, comedic sage we all love. Carlin’s comedy wasn’t off-the-cuff or improvised, he carefully considered every word and was deliberate about the rhythm and flow of his routines. Not only did Carlin’s work inspire a Supreme Court case, his path in comedy became something every modern comedian of today aspires to. To honor George Carlin we speak to Colin Quinn, Jay Leno, Laraine Newman, Kevin Smith, and his daughter Kelly Carlin and more.

    • 44 min
    The Hall: Honoring The Greats of Stand Up | Coming Soon

    The Hall: Honoring The Greats of Stand Up | Coming Soon

    The Hall honors the lives and careers of the greats of stand-up comedy, and serves as a companion to The Hall: Honoring The Greats of Stand Up special, streaming on Netflix May 19th. Each of the four episodes of this inaugural season will look at a different comedy titan. Episode One explores the work of George Carlin – his obsession with words and the joy he took in repeatedly poking the eye of authority. Episode Two looks into the brilliance and longevity of Joan Rivers – not only one of the best comedians ever, but a pioneer who opened doors for many women comedians of today. Episode Three is about Richard Pryor who changed comedy forever with his gift for storytelling and his stark honesty on stage. Episode Four is about Robin Williams whose riffing, stream-of-consciousness stand-up is unique and beloved.
     

    • 1 min
    Inside Joke: Space Force | Chris Gethard (Eddie Broser); Aparna Nancherla (Pella Bhat); Episode #110

    Inside Joke: Space Force | Chris Gethard (Eddie Broser); Aparna Nancherla (Pella Bhat); Episode #110

    Let’s go inside Netflix’s Space Force - #110 Proportionate Response. We’ll look at what it took to get this show off the ground, the blast they had on set, and hear exclusively from Aparna Nancherla who portrays novice astronaut Pella Bhat. Chris Gethard who plays crazy Eddie, talks about how he booked the show last minute and the ins and outs of the New York comedy scene. Hosted by Jimmy O. Yang Produced by Rae Votta, Grant Rutter, Matt Sav and Rachael King, in partnership with Pod PeopleEdited by Daniel Carissimi Special thanks to Kurt Graver, Allison McManus, Meg Masters, Lamarco McClendon and Mandy Ellis. Inside Joke: Space Force Netflix, 2020

    • 43 min

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