Vir Das

Setting a benchmark for stand-up comedy, Vir Das is a rare comic who is intellectually as well as emotionally stimulating


Vir Das is India’s biggest stand-up comedian and Bollywood star who has now crossed over to become a global comedy sensation.

After completing schooling in both India and Africa, Das attended college in the United States, graduating from Knox College in 2002 with a degree in theatre and economics. He also studied acting at Harvard University before returning to his home country to pursue his career in comedy.

It was at Knox that Das first explored stand-up comedy with his first special, Brown Men Can't Hump, which debuted in Knox's Harbach Theatre.

He gained further recognition after his acting stint in the critically & commercially successful Bollywood film, Delhi Belly. He went on to act in many more successful films like ‘Go Goa Gone’, ‘Revolver Rani’, ‘Mastizaade’ and many more.

He debuted with six comedy specials written, directed by & starring him at the India Habitat Center- ‘Brown Men Can't Hump’, ’Not for Members Only’, ’Bored of The Things!, ’Who Let the Das Out’?, ’Son of a Switch’ and ‘VIRagra’.

He started his career on TV with two shows on Zoom TV- ’Is Route Ki Sabhi Linein Maast Hain’ where he was an agony uncle & his own stand-up comedy late night show ’Ek Rahin Vir’.

Das released his first music album in 2012 with his comedy rock band ‘Alien Chutney’.

Das has appeared on a variety of comedy TV shows like ‘Cricket Firsts’, a sports comedy show on Zee Sports, improvisational comedy on SAB TV's ’Lo Kar Lo Baat ‘& ‘News on the Loose’- his own news comedy show on CNBC-TV18.

He made his debut in American television in the series ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ in 2019.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Vir won the Colton Performance Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Acting’ from Knox.

In June 2017 he was named one of Variety’s ‘10 Comics to Watch-out for  in 2017’.

On April 25, 2017, his show  ‘Abroad Understanding’ was released, becoming the first Indian comedian with a comedy special on Netflix.

Over the course of his career, he has sold more than a million tickets as a stand-up comedian, touring internationally with Unbelievablish, the largest domestic comedy tour ever by an Indian comedian; The History of India; and Battle of the Sexes. In the last year, Das has traversed the globe, performing stand-up in 35 cities on five continents.

His comedy is a mixture of audacity and humility which has made him one of the finest comedians of the Indian Industry.

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