Netflix, you know that company that is way better and cheaper than regular cable, has announced that it will be premiering the new stand-up special from Aziz Ansari on november 1st. The special is called “Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive” and will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available – U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, the Nordics and the Netherlands.
The special was filmed at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia while Ansari talks about topics such as pending adulthood, babies, marriage, and love in the modern era.
“Aziz is the perfect example of the new generation of comedy stars. He’s smart, multi-faceted and socially engaged with his fans, making him a perfect fit for the Netflix audience,” said Lisa Nishimura, VP of Originals, Netflix. “We’re excited to share this exclusive comedy with our members.”
Ansari also commented on “Buried Alive” saying,
“This special is much, much different than my previous two. As I hit 30, my material got very personal as I grappled with the gravity of the adult world – love, marriage, babies, and more. Do I really have to deal with all that now? Are my ding dong friends really getting married and having their own children? I couldn’t imagine having a kid right now. After I type this sentence, I’m gonna drink an apple juice and watch ‘Jurassic Park’ – if that’s a guy that’s supposed to be ready to be a father, I’m very concerned. That’s what ‘Buried Alive’ is about.”
The show follows Ansari’s successful live tour of the same name, during which he performed in front of sold out crowds in over 75 cities all over the world at venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Hammersmith Apollo and the Sydney Opera House. It is a follow-up to his previous stand-up performances “Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening” and “Dangerously Delicious,” also available on Netflix.
Ansari currently stars in the series, “Parks and Recreation.”