A couple of months ago we told you about one of the most underrated comedians in the United States, Russell Peters, who recently brokered a deal with Netflix to launch the first stand up and a brand new docu-series.
Netflix is going global with its first major release under its initiative to add stand-up specials and documentaries to its original programming slate, and the streaming service will be the exclusive home of comedy special Notorious and docu-series Russell Peters Vs. The World.
The 70-minute stand-up comedy performance and four-part docu-series follows Peters on his global Notorious tour will premiere October 14 and be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available — the U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, the Nordics and the Netherlands.
Russell Peters’ Notorious World Tour has become the highest-attended comedy tour ever in a number of countries including Australia, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and Peters’ home country of Canada, selling more than 300,000 tickets globally. In 2009, Peters set a UK attendance record with more than 16,000 watching his show at the O2 Arena, and he is listed on this year’s Forbes List as one of the five highest-earning comics in the U.S.
Filmed live at the Allphones Arena in Sydney on March 15, 2013, Notorious and the behind-the-scenes docu-series are Executive Produced by Russell Peters and Clayton Peters.
Check out the official trailer below: