Netflix Presents: The Characters

Netflix Presents: The Characters is an American web television comedy sketch show that premiered on Netflix on March 11, 2016.[1] It features eight up-and-coming comedians, who each write and star in their own 30 minute show.[2] The comedians featured in the show are Lauren Lapkus, Kate Berlant, Phil Burgers, Paul W. Downs, John Early, Tim Robinson, Natasha Rothwell, and Henry Zebrowski.[3]


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Title Directed by Written by Original release date
1 “Lauren Lapkus” Andrew Gaynord Lauren Lapkus March 11, 2016
2 “John Early” Andrew Gaynord John Early March 11, 2016
3 “Henry Zebrowski” Andrew Gaynord Henry Zebrowski March 11, 2016
4 “Kate Berlant” Andrew Gaynord Kate Berlant March 11, 2016
5 “Natasha Rothwell” Andrew Gaynord Natasha Rothwell March 11, 2016
6 “Paul W. Downs” Andrew Gaynord Paul W. Downs March 11, 2016
7 “Tim Robinson” Andrew Gaynord Tim Robinson, Zach Kanin March 11, 2016
8 “Dr Brown” Andrew Gaynord Philip Burgers March 11, 2016


  1. Jump up^ “Netflix Orders Innovative Sketch Series ‘The Characters’ (Exclusive)”. The Hollywood Reporter. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  2. Jump up^ “Netflix Sets New Sketch Comedy Series ‘The Characters’ For March”. Deadline. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  3. Jump up^ “Netflix’s newest comedy is The Characters, and it looks super weird”. The Verge. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016.

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