|May 18, 17 - May 21, 17||Factory Theatre, Sydney - All Ages|
|May 25, 17 - May 27, 17||The Comic's Lounge, Melbourne - (8.00pm) 18+|
INDIAN COMEDY SUPERSTAR ANNOUNCES DEBUT AUS STAND-UP SHOWS THIS MAY
Frontier Comedy are pleased to announce debut Australian shows for Indian stand-up comedian and Bollywood megastar Vir Das this May!
★★★★ ‘It’s easy to see why millions love him’ - The List (UK)
‘The king of stand-up comedy.’ - Times of India (IND)
‘Das exhibits a deft comic timing and a winning vulnerability… sparkling comic performance.’ - The Hollywood Reporter (US)
India’s highest selling English-speaking comedian,Vir has taken the Indian, UK and US comedy scenes by storm with more than half a million tickets sold on his first two stand-up tours History of India and Battle of Das Sexes.
Now Australian fans will get their chance to see this comedy natural live on stage for the very first time, with four shows at the Factory Theatre for Sydney Comedy Festival and four shows at Melbourne’s Comic’s Lounge in May.
Vir’s hilarious perspectives on growing up in India, studying in America, politics and religion have garnered him rave reviews from all over the world.
In a decade-long career including over 10 Bollywood films and two television shows, Vir has cemented himself as one of India’s top performers. He has been heralded as ‘India’s answer to Jay Leno’ (The Indian Express), one of ‘Delhi’s Top Ten Dream Men’ (Delhi Times), ‘the funniest kid in India’ (The Pioneer), and ‘India’s only true comic’ (Verve).
As well as acting in Bollywood films and TV and performing stand-up internationally, Vir also curates and produces India’s largest comedy festival Weirdass Pajama Festival, now in its fourth year, and performs in India’s premiere comedy-rock band Alien Chutney.
★★★★ ‘His comedy, boyish good looks, and disarming style are universally appealing.’ - Fringe Guru (UK)
‘Nobody owns the stage like Vir Das.’ - Mumbai Mirror (IND)
Not just a hit in India, Vir recently wrapped up a two-week run at London’s prestigious Soho Theatre, featured at Montreal’s invitation-only Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, and at the largest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Fringe. Next, Vir is set to take Australia by storm!
‘A hilarious, naughty standup routine that will have you laughing until your sides ache.’ - Everything Theatre (UK)
‘A warm, personable comedian with an easy command of the stage and an arsenal of observational and social material with a wide appeal.’ - Chortle (UK)
Universally appealing Vir has already well and truly cracked India, and his jokes on racial identity, sex, and politics are ensuring this huge ticket-seller is making his mark everywhere he plays. Don’t miss your chance to catch Vir Das live in Australia for the first time - tickets on sale now!
SYDNEY COMEDY FESTIVAL
Factory Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Thu 18 May – Sun 21 May
All dates inclusive
Show starts: 7.30pm (Thu-Sat) / 6.30pm (Sun)
The Comic’s Lounge, Melbourne (18+)
Thu 25 May – Sat 27 May
All dates inclusive
Show starts: 8.00pm
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03 Feb 2017