As India’s biggest stand-up comedian and a Bollywood star, Vir Das has now crossed over to become aglobal comedy sensation, filling an international vacancy for an authentic Indian perspective and beinghailed by Variety magazine as a “Top 10 Comic To Watch.” Vir was the first comedian from India to havea stand-up special on Netflix, which since resulted in a multi-special deal with the platform for them to bethe exclusive distributor of his stand-up. Vir can most recently be seen in the ABC spy dramedyWhiskeyCavalieropposite Scott Foley and Lauren Cohen. Vir is also shooting an unscripted series for Amazon.
Vir climbed the ranks of the Bollywood elite in various films to become their country’s version of BenStiller or Adam Sandler: a leading man with impenetrable comedic chops. Through his various tours,including The History of Comedy and Battle of the Sexes, he has sold over half a million tickets as astand up and became the biggest English speaking comedian in India. He has cemented himself as oneof the country’s top stand-ups, actors, writers, musicians, and festival producers, and is now making aglobal impact. His first Netflix Original stand-up special “Abroad Understanding,” which intercuts betweena stadium in India and a club in New York,debuted in 2017 to critical praise.
He recently concluded a global stand-up tour encompassing twenty countries on six continents, includingsold-out runs in Australia and at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre. He has also been featured at theEdinburghFringe Festival as well as the Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival and has mademultiple television appearances onConan.