Netflix has postponed its inaugural Netflix Is A Joke comedy festival amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The decision comes as the global COVID-19 death toll rolls past 7,500. Furthermore, White House officials have said that precautionary measures such as social distancing may need to last through July or August.
“Based on the latest CDC guidelines we’ve decided to postpone our Netflix Is A Joke Fest, which was scheduled to begin April 27. We’ve been blown away by the excitement from fans and we will work to reschedule it when we can,” Netflix representatives stated.
“In the meantime please everyone take care, hold onto your tickets and we look forward to seeing you all soon. More information for ticket holders will be available on NetflixIsAJokeFest.com in the weeks ahead,” the streaming service added.
The festival was set to take place next month in Los Angeles. Comedy legends such as Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart were all set to take part in the event. There is no word on a projected replacement date as of yet.