Television | Interviews | VIR DAS STANDS UP


Posted by Vivek on July 7, 2009 | 1 Comment

Interview Arranged by Rajnigandha Shekhawat

From Havard to Stand Up comedy, did that the Ivy League education ever come in the way o

f your career or prevent you from taking certain risks?
Firstly, I wasn’t at Harvard for that long, it was a short acting course. I wouldn’t call myself Ivy league, I’m mostly ‘ Out of my league’ . But to sum it up, my job is to stand on a stage with nothing but a mic in my hand and hope that 5000 people are going to laugh at what I think is funny. Risk taking is a reasonably mild way to describe this suicidal act.

Talk about your upcoming releases?
Delhi Belly with Aamir Khan Productions, I have Parmeet sethi’s film with Yash Raj, I have ‘Shaadi of the dead’ with iRock and a few more that I am not allowed to talk about. I shoot three days a week, i tour three days a week and I write one day a week. I havent slept in a long time.

Film role, television or actual standup comedy, pick one favorite?
That’s like asking me which Japanese twin i would like to sleep with first. Look if I had any sort of planning or preferences, I would be an investment banker, not a comic. whatever’s fun, I do.

Russel Peters is pretty much at home on both sides of the Atlantic, do you aspire to perform live in North America and UK, now that you have won over India (given your earlier days in the US)?
I started out performing in the USA and my show ‘ Walking on Broken Das’ will tour the states as well. I’m not sure I would like to win them over. I like to think of it as ‘unabated assault’.

Talk about the comedy club circuit in India? What’s coming up in the television and comedy circuit for you?
I think the circuit is coming of age. We shall soon experience a comedic boom. My company Weirdass Comedy is already getting in on the ground of it. We organized a Hamateur Night in Mumbai that now goes national. My personal belief is that its about to explode.

1 Response
good interview. keep it coming. all the best vir. charu July 9, 2009 at 4:13 am
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