Run run! He who should not be named has come with forces of laughter and wit, run for your lives, hide under the bed, inside the closets, under the sink, in the bundle of laundry, wherever you can or else he will find you and break you down with his gags and rib-ticklers. Vir Das is an Indian born, Harvard educated comedian who was born in 1979 and travelled world over picking the humor and shoving it in his secret sack of wits. In 2003 he returned to India to rule with his strict code of comedy. He has done numerous shows and flicks and is riding high on the tide of Indian applause.
Vir Das has been in and out of many shows (not like kicked out of). He worked in television shows like Is Route ki Sabhin Linein Maast Hain, Ek Rahin Vir, News on the Loose, Now Not Showing and History of India. History of India being the most important one from his perspective gave his career a lot of boost. His first play Brown Men Can’t Hump was decently successful and he went onto work on more plays and shows like ViRagra, Son of a Switch and Who Let the Das Out? and from then on there was no looking back for him. He founded a company called Weirdasscomedy and is a regular at many comedy stand-ups and no doubt has been a great success.
Ah, now that I have already done shows, why should I show mercy to the Indian cinema industry, that’s what the guy thought and jumped into the pool of Indian cinema. He appeared in movies like Namastey London, Love Aaj Kal, Badmaash Company, Delhi Belly and Go Goa Gone. He has Santa Banta and Amit Sahni Ki List pipelined in the list of movies he has done. Critics have praised him and criticized too (that’s what critics are for, its like they don’t have any job other then to eat peanuts and comment on people).
Vir Das is like the Hound from GOT in the army of comedians that India has in case the Chinese attack us with their digital technology. We will make them laugh till their lungs start to shrink, belly burst open and eyes are filled with tears. One of his recent twitter updates makes fun of a university, which has a very ‘lovely’ name. I mean the guy is so straight forward, he will work on you with his shiny valerian steel dagger while he disgusts you and you will still seem to enjoy it.