Amazon Original Yearly Departed Adds Jane Fonda, Chelsea Peretti, Meg Stalter, Dulcé Sloan, Aparna Nancherla, X Mayo, and Alessia Cara to Put 2021 to Rest.
The comedy special, hosted by Yvonne Orji and featuring an all-female lineup, premieres on Prime Video on December 23.
CULVER CITY, California—November 12, 2021—Prime Video has announced its star-studded, all-female lineup for the second installment of the Amazon Original comedy special Yearly Departed, saying goodbye to another year we all hope to soon forget. Hosted by Yvonne Orji (Insecure), Yearly Departed will premiere December 23 exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
Joining Orji this year are some of the world’s funniest ladies to deliver eulogies to our least favorite parts of 2021, including two-time Academy Award-winning actor Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie), Chelsea Peretti (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Meg Stalter (Hacks), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show), Aparna Nancherla (The Great North), and X Mayo (The Daily Show), with Alessia Cara delivering a musical send-off to everything we are leaving behind this year. This year’s eulogists will bid farewell to Hot Vaxx Summer, Hermit Life, Ignoring the Climate Crisis, and Zoom, along with a few surprises still to come.
Yearly Departed is from Amazon Studios, Done+Dusted, and Scrap Paper Pictures. Yearly Departed is executive produced by Rachel Brosnahan, Paige Simpson, David Jammy, Katy Mullan, Samantha Ressler, Nathalie Love, and Bess Kalb, with Kalb also serving as head writer. Emmy Award-winner Linda Mendoza (Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready) returns as the director for this year’s special. The inaugural installment of the special was nominated for a Writers Guild Award and won a a Gracie Award.
About Yearly Departed
You are cordially invited to the most hilarious party of the year. The groundbreaking comedy special returns with more of the world’s funniest women roasting and toasting all we’re leaving behind in 2021. Hosted by Yvonne Orji (Insecure) and featuring a lineup of emerging and all-star talent including Jane Fonda, Megan Stalter, Aparna Nancherla, Dulcé Sloan, X Mayo, and Chelsea Peretti, Yearly Departed bids a raucous, celebratory farewell to everything from Hot Vaxx Summer to Zoom to Ignoring the Climate Crisis. After another tumultuous year, the women of Yearly Departed invite you to reflect, rejoice, and raise a glass (or several) to everything we’re leaving in the past, capped off by a special performance by Grammy-winning pop star Alessia Cara. So kick off your heels and let Yvonne and friends ring in the new year as only they know how: By having a good f*cking time.
Done+Dusted is a global entertainment group with offices in Los Angeles, London, Abu Dhabi, and Hong Kong. It is one of the preeminent producers of television events in the world, creating and capturing the moments that make headlines and shape culture. The company’s work spans a wide range of entertainment formats and genres underpinned by the highest production standards and connected by its commitment to telling stories that connect us and move us.
About Scrap Paper Pictures
Scrap Paper Pictures, founded by Rachel Brosnahan, is a production company that develops and produces film, television, theater, and digital content across all genres. Scrap Paper Pictures centers and celebrates bold and dynamic artists both behind and in front of the camera, and invites audiences to come together around character-driven stories that expand the world we recognize on screen.
About We the Women
WE THE WOMEN’S mission is to staff women in all areas of production, in front of and behind the camera, while bridging the gap between traditional theater and digital entertainment. WTW creates original, live and digital content in theatre, film, and television. Our 501(c)3 theater company We The Women focuses on producing original, live theater & events; while our production company WTW Productions LLC creates original television, streaming & digital content. Our goal is to create content that can exist on both platforms.
About Bess Kalb
Bess Kalb is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer and the best-selling author of Nobody Will Tell You This But Me. She wrote for eight years on Jimmy Kimmel Live and has written for the Emmy Awards, the Academy Awards, and the 2020 Democratic National Convention. She received a Gracie Award and WGA nomination for last year’s Yearly Departed. She is developing the feature adaptation of her book with Sight Unseen Pictures.
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