- Netflix has given a giant enhance to a few of the world’s highest-paid comedians.
- The vast majority of the comedians on Forbes’ annual record have labored with Netflix this 12 months or final, from Jerry Seinfeld to Chris Rock.
Netflix has targeted on stand-up comedy the previous few years, and can even debut 47 new stand-up specials on New Yr’s Day.
Many comedians have seen massive paydays because of Netflix, and that is evident in Forbes’ record of the 12 months’s highest-paid comedians on this planet, which was launched this week.
The vast majority of the comedians on the record have starred in Netflix specials this 12 months or final, reminiscent of Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle.
Gabriel Iglesias launched a Netflix particular in 2016 known as “I am Sorry For What I Stated Once I Was Hungry,” and can star in one other someday in 2019 known as “One Present Matches All.” Sebastian Maniscalco can even star in a particular on Netflix that premieres January 15, known as “Keep Hungry.”
Forbes made the record based mostly on estimated, pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018. Under are the highest 10, with those that starred in Netflix specials this 12 months or final in daring:
10. Sebastian Maniscalco
9. Jeff Dunham
eight. Jim Gaffigan
7. Terry Fator
6. Gabriel Iglesias
5. Ricky Gervais
four. Chris Rock
three. Dave Chappelle
2. Kevin Hart
1. Jerry Seinfeld
And under are the comedians on the record who labored on unique content material with Netflix this 12 months or in 2017, together with their earnings in response to Forbes:
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Jeff Dunham — $16.5 million
Dunham starred in Netflix particular known as “Relative Catastrophe” final 12 months.
Jim Gaffigan — $17.5 million
Netflix launched Gaffigan’s fifth particular final 12 months, known as “Cinco.” This 12 months, he handed on Netflix to launch a brand new particular, “Noble Ape,” to a wide range of on-demand companies as a result of it might be “obtainable to everybody on the similar time,” he informed Enterprise Insider in August. “You did not simply need to have Netflix.”
Ricky Gervais — $25 million
This 12 months, Netflix launched Gervais’ first particular in seven years, known as “Humanity.” Forbes estimates that he made $15 million for “Humanity.”
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