In case you wondering if there’s a comedy boom globally, there certainly is. In fact, if you browse through Netflix, you’ll notice that they have specials for internationally renowned comedians that haven’t quite broken through to fame in the U.S. and non-English language stand-up specials as well.
Not to be miss out on opportunities to Netflix, Amazon has made a big move for comedy in India.
With India’s population north of 1.3 billion people, Amazon is doing well to key in on an ever burgeoning market for comedy, especially by giving Vir Das his own show on the heels of his Netflix hour special and searching for new talent via a comedy competition series.
So, with all of this in mind, don’t be surprised to soon see an uptick of Indian comedians coming stateside in similar fashion to UK and Australian comedians trying to make their name known in America.