India’s and now the world’s much-loved stand up comedian Vir Das is coming to Vancouver with his show #Loved this week. Vir will be performing as part of Vancouver’s Just for Laughs festival on Feburary 19 and 20 at Rio Theatre. JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival, February 2020 is delivering 12-hilarious-days of your favourite stand-up, podcast, improv and sketch performances, alongside the breakout stars you didn’t even know you loved in the Best of the West series! Tickets can be bought on https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vir-das-tickets-84035403153.
Das has cemented himself as one of the biggest Bollywood stars in India, and now is one the fastest rising actor/comedians in America. He is the first Indian comedian to have a stand-up special on Netflix, which resulted in a multi-special deal with the platform. His first special Abroad Understanding was released in 2017 to raves reviews. His second special Losing It premiered in December 2018, garnering a flurry of positive mentions around the globe on social media. Vir Das also appeared in the new ABC spy dramedy, Whiskey Cavalier, alongside Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan.
Fresh off a global stand-up tour encompassing 20 countries on six continents, Das has sold out many shows including London’s prestigious Soho Theatre. He’s also been featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival and has been a repeat guest on TBS’ Conan. Das was recently named as one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” proving to be one of the next great comedic imports.
In an exclusive interview with Desi Today, Das discussed how and when he found his comic side. It was while pursuing Masters of Fine Arts. ” I was in my final year and I ended up writing a stand up comedy just for fun. But I enjoyed it so much and the bug bit me then,” he said.
To know more about what makes Vir’s jokes so special, and his comic take on everything and everyone Indian, please watch out for Desi Today’s next issue.