Vir Das On His Unscripted Homegrown Comedy Special: "I Decided To Talk About Our Collective Fears & Give It A Light Touch"
Vir Das On His Unscripted Homegrown Comedy Special: “I Decided To Talk About Our Collective Fears & Give It A Light Touch”

Actor and comedian Vir Das is set to unveil an unscripted homegrown comedy special that was created from his 30 virtual shows during the lockdown.

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Between March and June 2020, Vir Das did close to 30 shows. The proceeds from each show were directed to different charity organisations. He has now collated excerpts and ‘behind the scenes’ from these shows, and created an unscripted comedy special titled “Inside Out“.

“Week on week the encouraging response kept pouring in and we knew there was enough material to make a special. We recorded all the virtual shows in advance and it’s turned out quite interesting,” said Vir Das.

“I decided to talk about our collective fears and give it a light touch. In such times when we don’t know when we can do our next physical gig or shoot for a special, we thought this was a good way of changing with the changing times. This isn’t the new normal honestly but this is a novel alternative, for now,” he added.

The special Inside Out will premiere on Vir Das’ website on August 17.

Das entered the international stage with his Netflix special Abroad Understanding. He has worked in nearly 18 Bollywood films most notably, Delhi Belly, Badmaash Company and Go Goa Gone. So far the actor-comedian has performed in approximately 35 plays, more than 100 stand-up comedy shows, eight TV shows and six comedy specials. Apart from that, Das has also written comedic columns for Femina, Maxim, Exotica, DNA and Tehelka.

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