Netflix pays tribute to Laugh-In with all-new comedy special
On March 8th, Netflix will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In with Still Laugh-in: The Stars Celebrate. The original sketch comedy/variety series aired from 1968-1973, and in that time won two Emmy Awards at the helm of its legendary director/producer George Schlatter. The director/producer will also be attending as his groundbreaking series is honored throughout the night.
Along with Schlatter, the evening will be filled with an elite lineup of comedians, actors, and musicians paying homage to the iconic show with modern takes on timeless moments, which will include Lily Tomlin (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) of her seminal Edith Ann and Ernestine characters.
The Netflix special will take some of the show’s best-known sketches and acts from the original hit series and bringing them up-to-date for today’s audiences, proving that even 50 years later, the humor of Laugh-In is timeless.
In addition to Tomlin, the lineup will include Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Neil Patrick Harris, Taye Diggs, Michael Douglas, Jay Leno, Rita Moreno, Rita Wilson, JoAnne Worley, Maria Bamford, Margaret Cho, Ron Funches, Brad Garrett, Nikki Glaser, Lisa Ann Walter, Bobby Moynihan, Cheri Oteri, Rob Riggle, Jeff Ross, J.B. Smoove, Tony Hale, Jon Lovitz, Natasha Leggero and many more.
Dave Broome (The Day I Met El Chapo) will serve as executive producer under his 25/7 Productions banner along with Schlatter. Yong Yam is also executive producing.