Vancouver comedian Ivan Decker will be among 47 comedians from around the world featured in a new Netflix comedy event series to be released next year.
Decker is one of eight Canadians included in the mix and the only British Columbian at this time.
“It’s an odd thing to keep under wraps,” said Decker, who has had to stay mum about the special for nearly two months.
“People are always talking about, ‘When are they going to give Canadians a Netflix special?’ and I have to be like, ‘Yeah, geeze! When’s that going to happen?’”
Each comedian will film a half-hour stand-up special, with all 47 episodes to be released simultaneously in 2019, the streaming platform announced on Tuesday.
Thrilled to Announce that I am going to be appearing once again at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal! Tickets are on sale for my live taping performance on July 26th.https://t.co/OAZEuXkTA2
— Ivan Decker (@ivandecker) July 5, 2018
Some of the sets will be filmed at the upcoming Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal later this month – including Decker’s performance – while others will be taped in Brazil, Mexico, India, Germany and the Netherlands. The selection of comedians is diverse, with various comedy styles, gender, ethnicities and seven languages represented.
The Netflix taping will be Decker’s longest filmed set to date.
“I feel so lucky, so blessed to have all the things that have happened to me this past year and it does give me that real sense of pride,” said Decker of being a Canadian comic on Netflix.
“It’s fun to know I’ve got the country behind me and I really hope that I can do them proud, you know?”
In 2017, Decker was named a “comic to watch” by TBS at the New York Comedy Festival and made his American television debut on Conan.
He has also taped specials at Just for Laughs Montreal, as well as at the Winnipeg and Halifax comedy festivals. His debut comedy album I Wanted to be a Dinosaur won the 2018 JUNO Award for Comedy Album of the Year.
Earlier this spring, Decker relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his career but had plenty of kind things to say about the comedy community in his hometown province, noting that he “couldn’t think of another place (he’d) rather be from.”
“The comedy scene is so great, it’s so nurturing, there’s just so many great comedians to …
Source:: Vancouver Sun – Entertainment