• Netflix in February: Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Ray Romano stand-up special, more!

    Netflix just released its list of new shows coming for next month. The list came out in conjunction with a video hyping some of the new shows coming. The video does not show everything coming to the platform, but it does show some new original TV shows and new comedy specials. You can watch the announcement below, but Laughspin is here to break down all the comedies coming to Netflix in February.

    Netflix Original TV
    Russian Doll coming 2/1

    What if you were caught in a time loop and forced to live out your death over and over? Yes, it is pretty much the plot of Happy Death Day, but Russian Doll is a TV show, not a movie, and it is a dark comedy, not horror. The show also stars Orange is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne.

    ¡Nailed It! México coming 2/8

    The comedy cooking show Nailed It! is getting a Spanish language spin-off geared towards a Mexican audience. The American version stars comedian Nicole Byer, but ¡Nailed It! México will feature Mexican comedic actor Omar Chaparro.

    One Day at a Time: Season 3 coming 2/8

    One Day at a Time is a sitcom based off of the 1970’s hit of the same name. The family comedy centers around a Cuban-American family trying to make it through the good and bad times. Season 2 ended with legendary actress Rita Moreno’s character having a stroke.

    The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants: Season 2 coming 2/8

    The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants is based on a popular children’s book. While the show hasn’t exactly won over an adult audience, it will keep your kids laughing.

    Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 2 coming 2/10

    New episodes of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj are coming every Sunday. The first season caused some controversy after Netflix was pressured into removing an episode that portrayed the Saudi prince in a negative light. Hopefully, Volume 2 will pack as much punch.

    Larry Charles’ Dangerous World of Comedy coming 2/15

    This four-part comedy series follows Larry Charles, the director behind Sasha Baron Cohen’s character films and producer of both Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, as he travels around the world examining comedy scenes. Larry Charles’ Dangerous World promises to feature comedy from Russia, China, India, Iran, Nigeria, Turkey, and other places where comedy can be “dangerous.”

    The Umbrella Academy coming 2/15

    Netflix canceled many of its serious superhero shows, so it will be interesting to see how The Umbrella Academy fares. The first season follows a quirky family of heroes. As opposed to cancelled shows like Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, the streaming giant is producing their supercharged world all on its own.

    Workin’ Moms coming 2/22

    Workin’ Moms is a new comedy show coming out of Canada. The show follows a group of Toronto moms as they return to work after maternity leave.

    Original Movies
    The Breaker Upperers coming 2/15

    The Breaker Upperers is a new female-led comedy out of Australia. In the film, best friends have made a business where they will break up any couple for money. The girls have to deal with the ramifications when one of the friends grows a consciousness.

    Paddleton coming 2/22

    Mark Duplass and Ray Romano star is this dark comedy about a man diagnosed with cancer and his neighbor who promises to serve as an angel of mercy for him.

    Netflix Comedy Specials
    Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner coming 2/5

    Ray Romano is back. Other than his work in films The Big Sick and Paddleton, he is returning to the stand-up stage. Right Here, Around the Corner will be the sitcom giant’s first stand-up special in 23 years. The special consists of two unannounced sets at the Comedy Cellar and the Village Underground. Netflix has already released a trailer, so if you’re not sure if he’s still got chops, you can watch for yourself below.

    Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History coming 2/8

    Kevin Hart had a rough couple months after deciding not to host the Oscars, but you can’t stop Hart, other than new movies, he is debuting a new special that promises to also be educational with Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History.

    Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho coming 2/14

    Ken Jeong has had a lot of opportunities in comedy, but the doctor turned star has never actually released a comedy special before. Ken Jeong: You Complete Me, Ho will be the first stand-up special from the Hangover star.

    Movies coming to Netflix you want to watch again

    About a Boy coming 2/1
    American Pie coming 2/1
    American Pie 2 coming 2/1
    American Wedding coming 2/1
    As Good as It Gets coming 2/1
    Hairspray coming 2/1
    Personal Shopper coming 2/1
    Pretty in Pink coming 2/1
    The Edge of Seventeen coming 2/1
    Disney’s Beverly Hills Chihuahua coming 2/3
    The 40-Year-Old Virgin coming 2/16
    Our Idiot Brother coming 2/26
    The Rebound coming 2/28

    Rosa Escandon

    I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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