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Abroad Understanding, which airs on Netflix, deals with global politics and Indian accents. The response has been so positive that the makers have decided to make it a live show. Soon, the crew will be on a six-city tour across Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune. Episodes streaming on Netflix right now were shot in New York and New Delhi in 2016.
Earlier this year, the 37-year-old comedian also performed on the popular American talk show, Late Night With Conan O'Brien. It's a show where world-renowned comedians like Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart and Russell Peters have performed. During the five-minute performance, Vir Das took potshots at US President Donald Trump, a clip of which had gone viral on the internet. When British comedian Russell Brand did a live show in India in 2015, it was Vir Das who opened the show and set the ball rolling for him.
Currently, the standup comedian is shuttling between a world tour and putting together a show with filmmaker Nikhil Advani. Last year, he did three Bollywood movies, Shivaay with Ajay Devgn, Santa Banta Pvt Ltd with Boman Irani and Mastizaade with Sunny Leone.