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Kapil Sharma and team heads to Netflix for new comedy show

Indian stand-up comedians and Bollywood actors Kapil Sharma (C) Chandan Prabhakar (R) and Kiku Sharda(L)share a light moment during a promotional event for the forthcoming comedy show “The Kapil Sharma Show ” in Amritsar on March 5, 2016. / AFP / NARINDER NANU (Photo credit should read NARINDER NANU/AFP via Getty Images)

Mohnish SinghBy: Mohnish Singh

Comedian Kapil Sharma has partnered with streaming service Netflix for a brand new comedy show.

Sharma, who ruled the Indian television scene with his popular celebrity chat series The Kapil Sharma Show, is entering the streaming bandwagon to bring a “fresh, new and exciting comedy extravaganza to his fans around the world”, a Netflix press release said.

Joining him on the new adventure are his fellow members from The Kapil Sharma Show — Archana Puran Singh, Krushna Abhishek, Kiku Sharda, and Rajiv Thakur.

Sharma also made the announcement on social media through a video skit that also featured Singh, Abhishek, Sharda, and Thakur.

While not a standalone comedy special, the fresh new series promises double the laughter and heightened entertainment in every episode. The show vows to bring back the quirks and, most importantly, the incredible warmth that the Kapil family is known for, Netflix said.

Monika Shergill, Vice President, Content, Netflix India, said Kapil Sharma is a huge entertainer whose legacy and comedy has made him a household name across India for many years.

“We’re incredibly proud to further our partnership with him and bring the King of Indian Comedy, alongside his beloved and well-known castmates, to Netflix for an all-new comedy show. Kapil will continue to make India laugh and also entertain millions of his viewers globally now, from his new address-Netflix,” she added.

Sharma’s The Kapil Sharma Show became a rage among the viewers after it premiered on Sony in 2016. Many stars of Indian cinema, including Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, and Ajay Devgn, often made appearances on the popular show to promote their latest work.

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