BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
Sept. 3, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Netflix will premiere the Netflix comedy special "Notorious" and docu-series "
vs. the World" on
Monday, October 14th at 12:01 AM
. Peters' 70-minute stand-up comedy performance and four part docu-series following Peters on his global Notorious tour will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available - U.S.,
, the UK,
, the Nordics and
"Russell's genius is his uncanny gift to identify the idiosyncratic within all of us," says
, VP of Originals, Netflix. "He is prolific, fresh and a global force that will resonate with our members around the world."
"I've always prided myself on being outside the box and slightly ahead of the curve, which is why Netflix is the perfect fit for me," says Peters. "Plus, the web took my career to a whole other level - we both owe a lot to the Internet."
Filmed live at the Allphones Arena in
March 15, 2013
, "Notorious" features global phenomenon Peters as he brings his laugh-out-loud observational comedy to audiences for his world tour of the same name. He uses humor and blends in stories about his Anglo-Indian family to touch on racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes.
Peters has sold-out arenas from
Madison Square Garden
Opera House, and his Notorious World Tour has become the highest attended comedy tour in the history of
United Arab Emirates
and his home country of
, selling over 300,000 tickets globally. "
vs. the World" will chronicle Peters behind the scenes of that tour.
Previous stand-up performances "
: Red, White and Brown", "
: The Green Card Tour", and "
: Outsourced" are currently available on Netflix.
"Notorious" and "
vs. the World" is executive produced by
November 10th, 2012
Peters became the first comedian to play
new Barclays Center. Over 10,000 fans attended the show, making it the largest comedy show ever in the history of the
New York City
Peters' last special, The Green Card Tour LIVE From the O2 Arena, was recorded in
in 2010. The special was broadcast on Showtime, Comedy Central and Netflix
and Netflix UK.
In 2009, Peters set a UK attendance record for the highest attendance for a one-off comedy show with over 16,000 fans attending his show at the O2 Arena. Peters also went on to have the highest attended comedy shows at
Acer Arena and
Rod Laver Arena
Starting in 2008, Peters was one of the first stand-up comedians to self-finance, self-produce and distribute his own comedy specials and DVDs, with Red, White and Brown and 2011's, The Green Card Tour LIVE from the O2 Arena. The DVDs went on to sell over 250,000 units across North America.