Vir Das wins International Emmy for comedy; Shared the award with Derry Girls Season 3

Celebrated comedian and actor Vir Das and Derry Girls Season 3 won the International Emmy for Comedy at the International Emmy Awards 2023 on Tuesday.

Vir Das won the award for his Netflix comedy special titled Vir Das: Landing. This is Weir’s second International Emmy nomination. Das and the Derry Girls were nominated along with France’s Le Flambeau and Argentina’s El Encargado.

Considered one of the pioneers in India’s modern stand-up comedy scene, Vir Das has appeared in over 100 stand-up shows and boasts of several stand-up specials. He has also acted in more than 15 films.

In 2021, the comedian’s Monologue to India, presented at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC, sparked significant controversy. During the monologue, he highlighted the country’s dilemma by addressing topics like COVID-19 response, air pollution, farmers’ agitation, cricket and rape incidents.

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Veer and actors Shefali Shah and Jim Sarbh were the chief guests on the recent edition of The Indian Express Adda. Speaking on the occasion, he opened up about stand-up comedy and the role he plays in it.
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“My work was created to humanize the kings to their subjects and make the big stars be seen as flawed. Don’t be angry at me because I pointed out the cracks (in society). Japanese people Fill the cracks with gold and make it beautiful. That’s what we’re doing here.”

At the 51st International Emmy Awards, Veer, Shefali and Jim oozed Indian glamor at the opening cocktail night in New York. For the occasion, the trio paid homage to their Indian roots with headline-grabbing outfits.