Knox Grad Has Top Rated Comedy Video on YouTube

From: Business Today – India (Noida, India)

To grow its presence in India, the Google-owned video-sharing website YouTube has launched a comedy week in the country, starting September 5, streaming videos of past TV comedy shows and serials… Three videos featuring comedian [Knox College graduate] Vir Das have proved very popular, with Vir Das’s take on Mamata Banerjee topping the list… Read more at Business Today – India…

More recent news about Vir Das from Times of India: “…After starring in series of comedies like “Delhi Belly” and “Go Goa Gone”, actor Vir Das is excited for his first intense role in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s upcoming venture “Revolver Rani”. [Das says,] “When I read the script, I asked [director Tigmanshu Dhulia] whether he was sure to cast me. Dhulia said he believed in casting an actor against his comfort zone…” Having started his career as a standup comedian, Vir had to unlearn his style of acting for Dhulia’s revenge drama. “When you are doing a lot of stage shows you are not inhibited and your body and voice are very free, you need to undo many such things. But I didn’t have to unlearn much because I had a theatre background. It helped me understand the character well,” he said… Read more at the Times of India…