Netflix Lands Ray Romano’s First Hourlong Stand-Up Special

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Netflix Lands Ray Romano’s First Hourlong Stand-Up Special

Before becoming a sitcom juggernaut and deceptively effective dramatic actor, Ray Romano was a stand-up comedian, and, while his career took him away from that stage, it constantly informed everything that made him a household name. Now, the Everybody Loves Raymond star is returning to those roots in what will unbelievably be his first hourlong stand-up special ever.

Netflix will house Romano’s return to the stage, adding yet another top-tier comedian to its stacked roster of stand-up offerings. Few details are available at the moment, but Romano is developing new material for the show. Taping and release dates have yet to be released.

Romano rose through the comedy ranks thanks to his appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, which led to a relationship between the two and the development of Everybody Loves Raymond. The sitcom, which ran for the better part of a decade, made Romano a household name. Fans will most recently recognize him from his role in the Academy Award-nominated dramedy The Big Sick.