Netflix’s next live event is a Joe Rogan comedy special

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 13: Joe Rogan reacts to the knockout win by Max Holloway in the BMF championship fight during the UFC 300 event at T-Mobile Arena on April 13, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Netflix is continuing its push into live events, this time with a comedy special from Joe Rogan. Called “Burn the Boats,” the event will stream live from San Antonio, Texas, on August 3rd at 10PM ET. Netflix says this will be Rogan’s first comedy special in six years, and it will be the podcaster and former Fear Factor host’s third with the streamer; he previously released two taped events in 2016 and 2018.

The announcement is notable in particular as Netflix continues to make live events a major part of its service. Previously, that has included comedy specials from Chris Rock and John Mulaney, and last year, the company became a player in live sports. So far, it has signed broadcast deals with the NFL and WWE and will also livestream b…

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