×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Netflix to Bow First Spanish Comedy Show, Joaquin Reyes’ ‘Una y No Más’

Stand-up monologue available on Netflix from Sept. 8

MADRID – Netflix will make available on Sept. 8 its first Spanish comedy show, “Una y no más,” a stand-up set featuring one of Spain’s leading comedians, Joaquin Reyes.

Produced by Globomedia, part of the Mediapro Group, and shot this January at Madrid’s La Latina theater, the 70-minute “Una y no más” marks the third original production from Netflix in Spain.

Inspired by Jerry Seinfeld’s set “I’m Telling You for the Last Time,” the show sees Reyes revisit some of his most successful sketches over a two-decade career which saw him break through in 2002 on Paramount Comedy’s “La hora chanante,” where he won fame for his impersonations of Mick Jagger, Barbra Streisand, Sara Montiel and Michael Jackson. Also a star of “Muchachada Nui,” aired on La 2, the second channel of Spanish pubcaster TVE, Reyes has gone on to imitate dozens of figures ranging from Cheeta to Bill Cosby and gymnast Nadia Comeneci.

“Una y no más” continues Netflix’s push into comedy outside the U.S., rolling out some seven months after “Grillo vs. Grillo,” a one-hour comedy special starring Italian comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo, which was Netflix’s first completed Italian original.

In Spain, in terms of Netflix original productions, the Reyes special comes after feature film “7 Años,” a workplace psychological thriller produced by Cactus Flower Producciones and Metronome and released last October. It also follows high-end drama “Las chicas del cable,” a period drama whose first season bowed on April 28. The show turns on four female switchboard operators in a still-hidebound 1920s Spain. It was produced by “Gran Hotel” and “Velvet’s” Bambu Producciones.

Netflix has, however, made literally dozens of acquisitions of movies and series from Spain, becoming an important new source of finance for Spain’s movie industry. In May this year, it was offering 58 Spanish titles, describing a highly eclectic range from breakout comedy hits (“Perdiendo el norte”) to new talent discoveries  (“El desconocido”), social tracts (“A cambio de nada”), recent big crossover arthouse hits (“Marshland”) and a local blockbuster (“Palm Trees in the Snow”).

More Digital

  • VidCon-Now-Stacey-Kelly

    VidCon Launches First Original Series to Promote Creators Year-Round

    VidCon brings together thousands of fervent fans at its annual conventions, who flock to the events to see their favorite YouTubers and other digital celebs in the flesh. Now the Viacom-owned division is trying to keep the excitement burning during the VidCon off-season, too. This week VidCon is launching its first foray into original content [...]

  • Stranger Things

    Coca-Cola Will Revive New Coke in Alliance With Netflix, 'Stranger Things'

    A rush of TV watchers to streaming video has prompted Coca-Cola to test an interesting pour. Coca-Cola will bring New Coke back to market for a brief time, all part of a partnership with Netflix, which has featured Coke in its cult-favorite series “Stranger Things.” The third season of the series, set in 1985, will [...]

  • Lauren Dolgen Exits as BuzzFeed Studios

    Lauren Dolgen Exits as BuzzFeed Studios Boss After a Year

    Veteran TV producer Lauren Dolgen has departed as head of BuzzFeed Studios after one year in the job. BuzzFeed had hired Dolgen, a longtime MTV producer who worked on shows including “Teen Mom” and “16 and Pregnant,” as head of BuzzFeed Studios to oversee the company’s slate of original content. Based in L.A., she had [...]

  • Snap-Derek-Andersen-Lara-Sweet

    Snap Fills Out Senior Ranks With CFO, HR Chief Appointments

    Snap CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel has turned in house to fill the company’s CFO and head of human resources positions, completing an overhaul of the Snapchat parent’s executive ranks after a series of high-level departures. The company announced the appointment of Derek Andersen, currently Snap’s VP of finance, as chief financial officer. Andersen will [...]

  • Oculus Quest Gets Netflix App, But

    Oculus Quest Will Have Netflix, but Not Plex or HBO

    Facebook’s new Oculus Quest headset is launching with a number of high-profile gaming titles this Tuesday. Media apps on the other hand will take a bit of backseat, with some key players sitting this latest headset out for the time being. First, the good news for anyone who has pre-ordered the headset: One of the [...]

  • Lester Holt

    Chris Berend Tapped to Oversee NBC News' Digital Efforts

    Chris Berend, an executive who has been overseeing digital video for CNN and helped launch Great Big Story, a streaming-video site aimed at younger audiences, will jump to NBC News to lead its digital efforts. Berend will replace Nick Ascheim, who will move into a new role that is described as “improving digital and product [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content