COMEDY
09/25/2013 11:33 am ET Updated Nov 25, 2013

Russell Peters' 'Notorious' Will Be Netflix's First Stand-Up Special

Stand-up comedy fans will be happy to learn that Netflix recently announced plans to release original stand-up comedy specials, kicking off with Russell Peters' "Notorious" on October 14.

Peters, who Forbes named the third highest grossing stand-up comedian of 2013, has a huge following around the world, with much of his comedy coming from jokes about his Indian heritage (Peters was born in Canada to Anglo-Indian parents). In addition to "Notorious," Netflix will also release a four-part documentary series about Peters' life.

Netflix has bought a few other stand-up specials that were released exclusively through the streaming service, such as comedy specials from Todd Glass and Moshe Kasher, but Peters' special kicks off a new commitment to producing specials for the service. Aziz Ansari's "Buried Alive" will be the second special Netflix releases, on November 4.

Check out the trailer for Peters' "Notorious," and check out the artwork below.

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