Netflix is bringing the King into its stand-up comedy empire.
“King of Queens” star Kevin James is the latest comic to book a stand-up special with the streaming network, with an hour-long show set to premiere in 2018.
He’s the latest further to an substantial list of comedians who have sealed deals with Netflix in new months, joining associate big names Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld.
James, 51, is mostly famous for his behaving roles on radio and in films like “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck Larry,” but he has substantial story on the stand-up theatre as well.
He starred in his first stand-up special, “Sweat the Small Stuff,” in 2001, and he’s mostly toured as well. He’s set to perform a span of stand-up routines in Huntington, Long Island next month.
In further to his newly announced Netflix gig, James now stars in and executive produces the CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait,” in which he plays a recently retired police officer who gets some-more than he bargained for in his family life after he hangs up the uniform.
He also starred in the Netflix comedy film “True Memoirs of an International Assassin” last year, and is set to seem in another Netflix original, Adam Sandler’s “Sandy Wexler,” when it premieres next month.