Netflix signs up India’s Vir Das for comedy special

Netflix is working with Indian comedian Vir Das on a Netflix Original Comedy Special, which will be streamed worldwide in more than 100 countries.

Das is the first Indian comedian selected for a Netflix special, joining Western comedians such as Kevin Hart, Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Chris Tucker, Bo Burnham, Bill Burr and Russell Peters.

The special will be filmed in Das’ hometown of Delhi. Das reently conducted two back-to-back tours in North America and has starred in Hindi films including Delhi Belly, Go Goa Gone and Mastizaade. He is currently filming Shivaay, directed by and also starring Ajay Devgn.

“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,” said Das.