Netflix subscribers will soon be able to treat themselves: Aziz Ansari’s new stand-up special, Buried Alive, will premiere exclusively on the streaming service, EW has confirmed.
As opposed to HBO or Comedy Central, Netflix will be the only place fans can first catch Ansari’s new material; the Parks and Rec star’s set will debut November 1. Currently, fans can stream Ansari’s old comedy specials, including 2009’s Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening and 2012’s Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious, on Netflix, although neither of those premiered there.
In June, Netflix presented a comedy special by John Hodgman, and last week it presented the premiere of one by Mike Birbiglia. Ansari’s show is unlike those, a Netflix spokeswoman told The New York Times, because “the company intends to put a significant promotional campaign behind Buried Alive, billing it as original programming.”
Expect to see a lot more from the man behind Tom Haverford. Last week, Ansari signed a deal to write a book investigating the modern, tech-obsessed dating scene, which is expected to be released in 2015.