If you’re a performer, you want to be recognized, plain and simple. Nobody gets into this racket, as either a comedian or as an actor, to go unnoticed. It’s about putting yourself out there. And, the goal with that, would be reaching as many people as possible, over as many places as you can. But at the same time, once you’ve found your niche or an area you’re good at, it’s hard to break out and go beyond that. Fortunately for Vir Das, not only is he up for that challenge, but he particularly excels at it.
Born in Africa before conquering the Bollywood scene in India, Vir Das has been making a great splash in comedy circles in America for the past few years. In 2017, he was the first Indian comedian to get a Netflix special. The response was so fantastic that it lead to a second special, Losing It, that came out last year.