Netflix Scores Aziz Ansari Stand-Up Special ‘Buried Alive’ To Add To Growing List Of ExclusivesBy: Chris Crum - August 29, 2013
Netflix continues to expand its stand-up comedy offerings.
Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari announced today that he has a new stand-up special coming to Netflix, set to debut in November.
Ansari says the special will be available on Netflix worldwide, and a $5 download option will be available six months later for those who don’t have Netflix, so he can expand his audience further.
My new standup special is called BURIED ALIVE. I'm releasing it directly on @Netflix on Nov 1st. Hope you like it.
— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) August 29, 2013
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells said in a letter to investors last month, “Beyond series, we will be expanding our Originals initiative to include broadly appealing feature documentaries and stand-up comedy specials. Netflix has become a big destination for fans of these much loved and often under-distributed genres.”
Netflix also continues to expand its non-exclusive comedic titles. The company recently inked a deal with 20th Century Fox to stream the hit sitcom New Girl, and the second season of that will appear on Netflix when the third season airs on Fox.
Ansari has a couple other specials currently available on Netflix, including 2009’s Intimate Moments and last year’s Dangerously Delicious.
Image: Aziz Ansari (Twitter)