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Vir Das To Get A Comedy Special On Netflix US, A First For An Indian Artiste

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TAMPA, FL - APRIL 25: Vir Das arrives to the IIFA Magic of the Movies at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre on April 25, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

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, 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," he said in a statement.

He added, "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."

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.

Previously, Aziz Ansari has appeared in a comedy special on Netflix. He also had a show of his own, Master of None, for the streaming giant. But unlike Das, Ansari is a born American with only family roots in India.

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