It’s here. The first Indian produced show for Netflix is Vir Das’ ‘Abroad Understanding’. The show has Vir Das in a standalone comedy stand-up that is ready to stream on Netflix. The series will comprise of the likes of Kevin Hart, Louis CK, Aziz Ansari, Chris Rock, Bo Burnham, Bill Burr and Russel Peters, in short, the best of the best of standup talent out there.
Das seemed quite whelmed by the experience. In an interview, he said that Indian comedy had never had such big an audience. He said that the general audience has always looked at India in terms of clichés like funny accents and habits and all that. There has not been a perspective or a punchline to Indian comedy.
Well, Netflix is definitely looking to conquer the streaming wars in India.