As India’s biggest stand-up comedian and a Bollywood star, Vir Das has now crossed over to become a global comedy sensation, filling an international vacancy for an authentic Indian perspective and being hailed by Variety magazine as a “Top 10 Comic To Watch.” Vir was the first comedian from India to have a stand-up special on Netflix, which since resulted in a multi-special deal with the platform for them to be the exclusive distributor of his stand-up. Vir can most recently be seen in the ABC spy dramedy Whiskey Cavalier opposite 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 Ben Stiller 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 a stand up and became the biggest English speaking comedian in India. He has cemented himself as one of the country’s top stand-ups, actors, writers, musicians, and festival producers, and is now making a global impact. His first Netflix Original stand-up special “Abroad Understanding,” which intercuts between a 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, including sold-out runs in Australia and at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre. He has also been featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as the Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival and has made multiple television appearances on Conan.