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Another comedian takes Louis C.K.'s route as Net entrepreneur

Aziz Ansari plans to try his luck going solo by selling an hour-long stand-up special over the Internet.

Comedian Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari

Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari is selling his new hour-long stand-up special, "Dangerously Delicious" for $5 over the Internet.

Ansari's announcement over Twitter follows in the successful wake of fellow comedian Louis C.K., who similarly bypassed the studios and sold his online video with no copy protection restrictions for $5.

The last time Louis C.K. offered a sales update, he said the experiment had pulled in $1 million in sales.

In a statement published on his Web site, Ansari explained his reasons for going solo.

"I wanted to release it online because I saw how many people viewed clips from my last special online on sites like YouTube. I also like releasing it myself because there are no commercials, bleeps, or any of that stuff," he said. "This is exactly like it was, if you saw the live show. After seeing the success of Louis C.K.'s special (which was released in a similar fashion) and numerous people asking me if I would do the same, this seemed like the best route."