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Vir Das gets own Netflix comedy special


Mumbai : Actor-funnyman Vir Das has become the first Indian comedian to get his own Netflix original comedy special.

Global performers like Kevin Hart, Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Chris Tucker, Bo Burnham, Bill Burr and Russel Peters have earlier got their own “Netflix Original” comedy specials.

Das’ special will soon be filmed in India in the capital. It will be streamed on the Netflix across the globe in over 100 countries.

“It’s a gigantic opportunity! Netflix produces Comedy Specials with the biggest comedians out there. I look forward to being an authentic, Indian voice on that world circuit.

“Plus, it’s a multi-city, multi-country Comedy Special that’s meant for all audiences. We’ve been planning this for a while and I’m honoured they have that kind of faith in me. I’ve put a lot of thought into the things I want to say,” Das said in a statement.

Besides starring in films like “Delhi Belly”, “Go Goa Gone” and “Badmaash Company”, the 37-year-old actor has also made a name for himself as a stand-up comedian.

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