The best stand-up comedians are, more often than not, those people who are able to find the hilarious in everyday situations, even the grimmest ones, and use it to leave people in splits. Vir Das definitely falls under this category. The man who has gained extensive experience over the length of his careers – as a Bollywood actor, a singer, and a stand-up artiste – has been winning hearts for a long time now.
In the 14 years that he has been a part of the media industry, Vir Das has performed over a 100 comedy shows, made his Bollywood debut in 2007 with Vipul Shah’s Namastey London, did some meaty roles in Badmaash Company, Go Goa Gone and Delhi Belly among others. He also made his international debut with Netflix special, Abroad Understanding, and an American television series, Whiskey Cavalier.
It’s not just his absolutely phenomenal observational skills or the impeccable comic timing, but also the subject matters that he dares to talk about. Whether it’s the current state of Indian and American politics or the issues of nationalism, Vir Das knows how to bring sensitive topics to the table in his own savage style. What’s more, his savageness and often untamed humor surpass any boundaries. His Twitter feed is full of amusing interactions with fans and critiques and his humorous takes on the mundane.
Here are some of our favorite Tweets by Vir Das that left us ROTFL because of his savageness!
1. When he wasn’t scared to troll himself:
2. When he took a jab at Menaka Gandi:
3. When he came up with an absolutely wonderful plot to bringing back the Kohinoor.
4. When a Twitterati suggested that Vir should change his name:
5. When he came up with his own version of #MainBhiChowkidaar