If you’re anything like us, you probably think Adam Sandler hasn’t done anything side-splittingly funny in about 20 years. Recently, he’s made sub-par films, which often gross a ton of loot, with his closest friends in exotic locations but we just wish he could return to his Saturday Night Live cast member days, playing goofy songs on his guitar and making wise-cracks alongside Chris Farley. While that dream will never come true, Sandler, 52, is returning to the small screen, guitar-in-hand, for a new Netflix Special called 100% Fresh.
This might not be Sandler in his prime, but that doesn’t mean we can’t expect glimpses of what made the Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison actor a legitimate movie star. And from the trailer released on Tuesday, it looks like he delves pretty deep into his comedic songwriting for the special – not a big shock, given his ability to write hilarious earworm tunes during his SNL days, some of which still get played on a loop during the holiday season. Not to mention, the catchy numbers on his various comedy albums, like the 1997 hit What’s Your Name – and we still find ourselves singing Red-Hooded Sweatshirt.
Sandler and Netflix have formed a pretty significant partnership since the actor signed a massive contract with the streaming giant back in 2015. Since then, he’s gone on to create – and star in – several feature length comedy films, including The Ridiculous Six, which the company has admitted “was seen more times in 30 days than any other movie in Netflix history.” But, Sandler has yet to delve into the world of stand-up comedy, something Netflix knows better than almost anyone. In fact, it’s been more than two decades since his last comedy special, What The Hell Happened To Me? aired on HBO.
The trailer starts off with Sandler getting his bulldog comfortable on stage before leading into several cuts with his guitar, followed up with pieced-together joke segments. It’ll feature Sandler back on the road, performing at several different clubs, concert halls and even the subway. The question is, will we get just a little slice of vintage Sandler, or Jack and Jill level jokes? Check out the 100% Fresh trailer before it hits Netflix on Oct. 23: