Aziz Ansari is bringing his next stand-up special to the folks at Netflix. Buried Alive is currently slated to arrive on the streaming service this November.
The Parks and Recreation star said he got the idea to partner with Netflix after speaking to some of his fans. According to Ansari, a lot of people who catch his stand-up specials are subscribers to the service. The next step just seemed logical.
“[Netflix] seems like it’s the closest delivery service of media we have that actually matches up to our preferences and expectations,” the 30-year-old actor and comedian explained.
Aziz Ansari told The New York Times that people often seem to forget that they’re paying $8 a month to watch movies, TV shows, and comedy specials on Netflix’s streaming service. He said people are always asking him when the service is getting more of his work.
“When are you going to put out another stand-up special on Netflix? I need more free stand-up. It’s so convenient, you don’t even think about the fact that you’re paying for it,” he recently told the publication.
Ansari seems to understand the power of releasing his stand-up specials through non-traditional means. He previously released one of his shows as a $5 internet download. He intends to do the same with Buried Alive after it has enjoyed a healthy run on Netflix.
The comedian’s deal with the streaming service isn’t the only incredible opportunity he’s received in recent days. The Inquisitr previously reported that Ansari inked a $3.5 million book deal with the folks at Penguin Press. The tome will explore being single in the modern world.
“You know when you text someone you’re romantically interested in and you don’t hear anything back and then you see them post a photo of a pizza on Instagram? That’s exactly what I want this book to deal with,” the comedian said in a statement.
Are you a fan of Aziz Ansari? Do you plan to catch his stand-up special Buried Alive when it debuts on Netflix this November?