Vir Das is the biggest English speaking comedian in India and has cemented himself as one of the country’s top stand-ups, actors, writers, musicians, and festival producers. His Netflix Original special Vir Das: Abroad Understanding, which intercuts between a stadium in India and a club in New York, was released worldwide on April 25. It is the first stand-up special out of India for Netflix and the biggest English speaking special ever shot for India.
Vir climbed the ranks of the Bollywood elite in various films such as BadMaash Company, Delhi Belly, and Revolver Rani 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. While he has spent his formative years in India, his comedy and point of view is accessible and relatable to a mainstream audience and he is poised to take over the United States with his unique point-of-view.