Netflix dropped its trailer for their latest Adam Sandler collaboration, a stand-up special titled 100% Fresh. This is the first special in 20 years for the comedy veteran who rose through the comedy ranks in the late ’80s. The trailer notably doesn’t contain jokes, but instead focuses on capturing the essence of the 52-year-old’s trademark sophomoric appeal through a series of live performances in comedy clubs, concert halls, arenas and even one subway station around the country.
The special is the latest Sandler-Netflix project after the streaming service signed the Saturday Night Live alum to a four-film deal in 2014, and renewed it again in 2017. Their current portfolio of Happy Madison originals contains the films: The Ridiculous Six, The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler, and The Week Of. “People love Adam’s films on Netflix and often watch them again and again,” Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said. “His appeal spans across viewers of all ages, not just in the US but all over the world.”
Sandler has been working on his stand-up for the past few years, even taking a residency at the Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas where his friends David Spade and Rob Schneider would occasionally pop in and perform. We got a tease of his return to set-ups and punchlines in the 2009 Judd Apatow comedy Funny People where he played a successful comedy actor who hasn’t done stand-up in years until a dire diagnosis pushes him back on stage. Sound like someone you know? (except the cancer part)
Longtime Sandler collaborator Steven Brill (Little Nicky, Sandy Wexler) directed the special, but made headlines earlier this year when eight-time Oscar-nominated Punch-Drunk-Love director Paul Thomas Anderson showed up to direct a portion of the special at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
100% Fresh starts streaming on Netflix on October 23.