Netflix has released a new trailer for their latest Adam Sandler collaboration; his first comedy special in 22 years. Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh marks the first time that the actor has done a special such as this since way back in 1996 when he released What the Hell Happened to Me? on HBO. Does Sandler still have the chops he used to have when it comes to live performances? The audiences certainly seem to be having a good time.
Adam Sandler scores points with the crowd in the trailer by bringing his bulldog on stage at the start and saying, "daddy's gonna do some comedy." We then cut to Sandler performing on various stages at various types of venues with the usual tropes; silly voices, musical performances, profanity and everything we've come to expect from him over the years. Strangely, there isn't much in the way of actual jokes, but they're probably just saving that for when the special actually drops for streaming audiences.
This continues the very fruitful partnership between Adam Sandler and Netflix. The 52-year-old comedian and the world's largest streaming service partnered together for four movies previously; The Ridiculous Six, The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler and The Week Of, which co-starred Chris Rock and, for what it may be worth, was the best-received of these movies. While Netflix famously doesn't release any kind of specific streaming numbers, every indication is that all of the movies did very well with subscribers. Critics be damned, people will watch Sandler do his thing. Especially if they don't have to pay anything extra to do so.
There is also the matter of the title itself, which is pretty self-aware. 100% Fresh is clearly in reference to Rotten Tomatoes, which has become an increasingly important and common indicator for the quality of a movie, TV show or, in this case, stand-up special. Adam Sandler has, especially in recent years, not often been a big hit with critics and the vast majority of his movies (the ones made for Netflix included), haven't been anywhere near a 100 percent rating on the Tomatometer. With the exception of The Meyerowitz Stories, which was directed by Noah Baumbach and did quite well critically. Sandler even earned a bit of Oscar buzz for his role in that movie, which didn't end up materializing. But still.
Longtime Adam Sandler collaborator Steven Brill directs the special. This marks his eighth collaboration with Sandler. Their previous partnerships include Going Overboard, Little Nicky, Mr. Deeds, The Wedding Singer, Big Daddy, Sandy Wexler and The Do-Over. Netflix is set to release Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh on October 23. So be on the lookout for that if you're one of those who isn't yet tired of his shenanigans at this point. Be sure to check out the new trailer for the upcoming special from the Netflix YouTube channel for yourself below.