Summary Box: Ansari releases comedy special online

GOING ONLINE: Aziz Ansari is bypassing cable networks to release his latest comedy special on his website.

THE TRENDS: Ansari is the latest entertainer to sell his material straight to his fans. Radiohead famously did it with their pay-what-you-wish download of “In Rainbows” in 2007, and comedian Louis C.K. opened the door for comics do to the same when he sold his standup special online in December.

ABOUT THE SHOW: The “Dangerously Delicious” standup special will be available online worldwide for $5. Fans can download or stream the 60-minute show without commercials or restrictions.