With HBO Max providing all of HBO already and a ton of Warner Bros. content in tow, HBO Max is setting August 20 as the premiere date of the first round of stand-up specials in the Summer Comedy Festival programming lineup.
Here’s what’s coming on HBO Max on August 20: Solo specials from Beth Stelling (named “Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago” by The Chicago Reader in 2010), Rose Matafeo (from New Zealand’s Funny Girls), and James Veitch. Anjelah Johnson will be hosting the multi-act special from the HA Comedy Festival which will feature America’s top Latinx comedians.
What Else Can You Find in HBO Max
Launched on May 27 and considered as the best place to get HBO content so far, HBO Max also has an array of WarnerMedia content like shows from Crunchyroll, Adult Swim, TNT, Cartoon Network, CNN, TBS, Turner Classic Movies, and truTV. Customers without any access to HBO Go or HBO Now can sign up for an account via HBO Max’s website for $14.99.
When we said HBO content, we were definitely talking about the best of the best like Game of Thrones, Sex & the City, Big Little Lies, Euphoria, The Wire, Westworld, Veep – basically, what HBO has previously been offering. It’s just that, HBO Max is designed to have more of the best outside its realm.
When it comes to Warner Bros. content, Friends is also a treat as all the episodes are now available for streaming. Unfortunately, the promised launch of Friends reunion has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The special was supposed to debut with the launch of HBO Max for the show’s 25th anniversary.
New on HBO Max: August
For the month of August, HBO Max just announced a wide choice of action (Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Birds of Prey), drama (Get on Up, Walk the Line, Jojo Rabbit), comedy (Wedding Crashers, The First Wives Club, Yes Man), animated (Infinity Train Season 3, Kung Fu Panda), and Batman films are ready for streaming.