Netflix Signs Deal with Comedian Russell Peters for Original Comedy Special and Documentary

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ext month, Netflix will neatly combine the two genres it's promised will soon grace its original content library: documentary filmmaking and stand-up comedy. The company announced today that comedian Russell Peters has signed on to release a 70-minute comedy special based on his ongoing "Notorious" tour, as well as Russell Peters vs. the World, a four-part documentary series following Peters on that tour. While the Notorious special was filmed months ago in Sydney, Australia, both it and the documentary will premiere together on October 14th, exclusively through Netflix. A limited screening will also be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival next week.

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