SNL alum Jenny Slate is set to release her first comedy special on Netflix. Slate made the announcement via Instagram. We’ve got the details!
Per a report from Deadline, SNL alum Jenny Slate will premiere her first comedy special, Jenny Slate: Stage Fright, on Netflix on October 22. In the Deadline report, Slate says that she developed stage fright after being let go from SNL after one season. Her future was uncertain. She had dropped the F-bomb on live television, which likely influenced the decision to let her go. Any mojo she felt was gone.
But, Slate has kept busy. Since SNL, she’s made over a dozen guest appearances on television shows that include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Big Mouth, and The Simpsons. Slate has been in well over a dozen movies as well. Those include This Means War, The Secret Life of Pets, and The Lego Batman Movie as the voice of Harley Quinn. Her most notable film role was in 2014’s gem Obvious Child. For her role as Donna Stern, Slate was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, Chicago Film Critics Association Award. She won Best Actor in a Comedy at the Critics Choice Movie Awards and Best Comedic Actress at the Women Film Critics Circle.
Slate’s Netflix special will include home movies from her childhood and interviews with her family members edited in as cut-aways, according to the Deadline report. I personally like to see that in specials. If you want a pure stand-up set, go see the comic live. But, for the home media experience, let’s augment the material with funny and quirky asides. Deadline also mentions a trip to a midnight mass and childhood hauntings as topics that will be covered by Slate.
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright is set to stream exclusively on Netflix starting on Tuesday, October 22. After that, check her set out in person at the New York Comedy Festival in November.
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