Comedian Russell Peters, Netflix Sign Deal for Comedy Special and Documentary
Somebody’s gonna get a…Netflix deal.
That somebody is Canadian comedian Russell Peters. As The Verge points out, the streaming movie and TV service announced the deal between itself and the comedian on Tuesday.
As agreed, Peters and Netflix will exclusively release the following: one 70-minute stand-up special (from his current Notorious tour) and one documentary titled Russell Peters vs. the world.
Though comedian and Parks and Rec star Aziz Ansari announced his stand-up comedy deal with Netflix first, Peters’ Notorious comedy special will be, according to Peters’ official website, “the first Netflix Original Stand-up Comedy Special.” (Ansari’s special is slated for a Nov. 1 release.)
Both the Notorious special and Peters’ documentary are due to be released on Oct. 14 via Netflix.
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