Netflix Planning to ‘Roast’ Tom Brady in Comedy Special

Netflix doesn’t plan on being a joke much longer when it comes to sports. The streaming behemoth reportedly has inked a deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady for a series of comedy roasts, with the seven-time Super Bowl winner the target for the first celebrity roast.

“We can’t wait to burn three-time Super Bowl-losing quarterback Tom Brady, who only went back to the NFL in order to delay this roast,” Robbie Praw, VP of stand-up and comedy formats at Netflix, said in a statement. “In all seriousness, it’s a huge thrill to work with the greatest football player of all time on this project. No one’s better at taking hits and still coming out on top, so we know the roast will be a breeze for Brady.”

Dubbed, “Greatest Roasts of All Time: GROAT,” the comedy special is scheduled to film next year with an undisclosed streaming date. Brady, who came out of retirement to play another season in the NFL, will also service as executive producer on other celebrity roasts. The QB is also slated to become the lead NFL broadcast analyst for Fox Sports when he retires for good.

Netflix, which is no stranger to comedy specials, earlier this month finished its “Netflix is a Joke: The Festival” live comedy special. Produced by Netflix in association with Live Nation, the 11-day fest in Los Angeles featured more than 130 artists, including Dave Chappelle, who was infamously attacked on stage at the Hollywood Bowl by a knife-wielding assailant.

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