At the ungodly early hour of about 5:22am Aziz Ansari sent out a single tweet to let his fans know that his latest stand-up special, Dangerously Delicious was available for download and stream on his website. Making him the 2nd big name comedian to follow in Louis C.K.’s footsteps and self-release a special in the last few months.
— Aziz Ansari (@azizansari) March 20, 2012
Though C.K. is given credit for this latest trend, he obviously isn’t the first comedian to self-release an album, but he might be the first with the option to bypass label offers, do it, and make a lot of money. Jim Gaffigan announced his plans to do so next month and now we have Ansari, who to the best of our knowledge didn’t give any advance warning about this digital release, he just made the announcement and boom! Off to the races.
So visit www.azizansari.com and drop $5 to Paypal and make it happen. Here’s a preview.