'I’m a night person who is usually up till the morning'
Vir Das, one of India’s wackiest English language stand-up comedians, is not doing too badly in the acting department either. His work in films like Mumbai Salsa and Namastey London was appreciated. He juggles TV shows, movies and live acts. Now, he is ready with his new live act, Walking On Broken Das, and is shooting for two movies, Shaadi of The Dead and Delhi Belly.
What are you reading at the moment?
The Mahabharata Re-Imagined by Trisha Das.
Fun to you is…
Doing a stand-up show where I have an audience that is completely drunk.
If you were invisible for a day, you would…
I was a struggling comedian for three years. Have been invisible for enough days already.
The one invention you’re really waiting for…
A robot that gives reasonable explanations to my woman when she is mad at me.
Your worst date ever?
Once had a girl cry while talking about her ex for three hours. I went from comedian to counsellor.
Would you like to be young forever?
Nope, just thoroughly immature for approximately 88 years.
Your idea of a perfect meal?
A double mutton single egg roll from Nizam’s in Delhi.
Slim or voluptuous?
Neither. I like my women like I like my Baileys. In any container.
Rate in order of importance: Fame, money, power.
All of them get zeros. My list: Family, food, funny.
Three people from history you’d like to meet?
Groucho Marx, Mahatma Gandhi, Genghis Khan.
Are you a morning person or a night person?
I’m a night person who is usually up till the morning.
What are you addicted to?
Chai. Not lattes, not chamomile, not Earl Grey… just plain Hindustani chai.
Weekend at a wellness spa or weekend at a luxury beach resort?
Luxury beach resort. I want to swim in seaweed, not be wrapped and steamed in it.
Who do you think your partner has a crush on?
That cute guy with the buzz cut who does stand-up comedy, I can’t tell you his name but it rhymes with Fir Fas.
Your favourite drink?
Baileys with crushed ice.
Your next move?
I plan to move from my desk where I am writing these answers to my bedroom where I hope to look for some answers while experiencing different types of movement.