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. Through his various tours, including Unbelievablish, The History of Comedy and Battle of the Sexes, he has sold over half a million tickets as a stand up. Unbelievablish is the largest domestic comedy tour every by an Indian comedian.
Vir has climbed the ranks of the Bollywood elite in various films such as BadMaash Company, Delhi Bell y, and Revolver Rani to become their country’ s version of Ben Stiller or Adam Sandler: a leading man with impenetrable comedic chops. 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.
On his most recent visit to the United States, Vir performed to sell out crowds all across the country, including 5 shows at Caroline’s New York, 5 shows at the San Jose Improv, and multiple shows in DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Now in its fourteenth year, the New York Comedy Festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with TBS. The festival has featured the country’s top comedians, including Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Margaret Cho, Billy Crystal, Larry David, Ricky Gervais, Kathy Griffin, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Norm Macdonald, Bill Maher, Tig Notaro, Nick Offerman, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and Wanda Sykes, to name a few. In 2007, the festival launched the “Stand Up for Heroes” event to benefit The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which has featured performances by Louis C.K., Ricky Gervais, John Mayer, Seth Meyers, John Oliver, Conan O’Brien, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, and Robin Williams, among others. To date, the “Stand Up for Heroes” events have raised over $40 million. For more information please visit the NYCF website, like the NYCF Facebook page, and follow the NYCF on Twitter, @NYComedyFest