Stand-up comedian and Bollywood star Vir Das is coming to Melbourne
06.05.2022

Stand-up comedian and Bollywood star Vir Das is coming to Melbourne

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Bollywood star and India’s biggest stand-up comedian Vir Das is coming to Australia for a series of headlining comedy shows.

For the first time in five years, Vir Das is heading to Australia for a national tour with his show Wanted. A global comedy sensation, Vir Das is the first Indian comedian to have a stand up special on Netflix. Now with four Netflix specials produced in five years and an Emmy nomination, Vir Das brings his unique Indian perspective to his stand-up performances.

What you need to know

  • Comedian and Bollywood superstar Vir Das is coming to Melbourne
  • He’s returning to Australia for the first time in five years with his new show Wanted
  • He’ll be performing at The Palms at Crown on December 1

Keep up with Melbourne’s latest comedy news, reviews and interviews here.

With over 100 stand-up comedy shows, 35 plays, 18 films, eight TV shows and six comedy specials under his belt, Vir Das is a seasoned professional of comedy. Truly an embodiment of the globalisation of stand-up, his work has delighted audiences worldwide as he has performed on six continents, with sold-out runs in Australia.

Receiving standing ovations from audiences across the globe, Wanted is Vir Das’ daring and new stand-up act that breaks the rules and boundaries of the genre. Presented with a mixture of audacity and humility, Wanted is a new step forward in this comedian’s career.

 

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With performances at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre and multiple TV appearances on ‘Conan’, Vir Das is quickly cementing himself as a pillar of stand-up comedy. After being featured at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, the comedian, actor and musician has starred in many television series such as Whiskey Cavalier, Fresh Off the Boat and Hasmokh, which Vir created and produced. He also wrote and produced the one hour Netflix special Vir Das: Outside In, created during the lockdown in 2020.

Tickets to his show go on sale Monday May 9 at 9am. For more information, or to sign yourself up for a presale, head here.