From Delhi Belly to performing on Late Night show, Vir Das has grown his audience, and he loves doing that. Yesterday, Vir Das did a stand-up routine at Conan O’Brien’s Conan show, where he bragged about how being brown is so privileged, Trump, religion, and cornflakes.
As we all know, Conan O’Brien is a magna cum laude from Harvard, one of the core writers of The Simpsons and a Saturday Night Live veteran. He is one of the most successful comedians among his competitors. Conan proved himself a master of absurdity for more than 20 years on “Late Night” with a Youtube channel having more than 5 million subscribers 3 billion views.
Vir Das, on the other hand, is a successful Indian comedian and one of the first comedians in India to start his Netflix special called “Abroad Understanding.”
Talking about his goal in creating this Netflix special to splitsider.com, he said “I’m at a place where I want to be one of the prominent comedians on the world circuit. I feel like there’s a genuine place in the world market – and in the American market – for an authentic Indian comedy voice.”
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) April 26, 2017
But, Vir Das in Conan O’Brien’s Conan is why it’s important for late night talk shows to keep up the tradition of having stand-up comedians from different parts of the world occasionally close out the show. This gig is the reason, why the video of Vir Das in Conan’s YouTube channel got rave reviews from the community and generated more than 17K views in few hours.
I was into George Carlin, listened to Pryor albums, watched Raw and Delirious – Vir Das
His talk show Vir “News on the Loose” on CNBC-TV18 is known for its fearless brand of intelligent comedy and draws a similarity with “Seth Mayer’s Closer Look” for its political correctness.
“I think we, Indians read too much into the jokes, which ideally should not be taken seriously. We should let them run and slide, and forget about it. They are not made to hurt or malign anyone, but just to make people laugh. Sadly, the problem is that we make a big deal about them. We need to learn to have a sense of humor,” says the 37-year-old, who will soon launch a world tour spanning 26 countries and across six continents.
Check out the video of Vir Das in Conan O’Brien’s Conan embedded below.
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