Ansari announced the deal with Netflix on Friday in an interview with the
Ansari, who currently stars on the
While Netflix has done original comedy specials before, with John Hodgman and Mike Birbiglia, this is the biggest special the service has aired and is a step toward the company's expansion from original series, such as
According to the New York Times, other comedians with specials in the works for Netflix include Marc Maron and Kathleen Madigan. Just as the resurrection of "Arrested Development" on Netflix opened the possibility of other canceled network shows to appear again online, other stand-up comedians could follow suit with deals with the streaming service.