Vir Das appears on Conan O’Brien’s show to explain world news and kills it. Watch video
Vir Das talks about India, Canada and the US as he explains world news to American audience on Conan. Here are your laughs for the weekend.tv Updated: Nov 04, 2017 14:32 IST
As America is caught in news made by, and featuring, Donald Trump, it is easy to forget that there is an entire world there making news of its own. To remind America, comedian Vir Das appeared on Conan O’Brien’s late-night show and slayed it. This, despite the fact that Conan “very generously gave him five minutes to talk about 7 billion people”.
Beginning with India, Vir spoke about our space programme and how last year India launched 104 satellites in a single mission. He also added a fun fact: 96 of them were American satellites. And how could he not add a joke to nicely tie it all up? “So, see it’s not just taxis and Ubers. Even your satellites can’t get from place to place without an India driver.”
Then, he shared information about something closer home for Americans – Canada. So, what’s been happening there? “Nothing, it is perfect.”
And, the big topic – Trump and his tweets. “The world has 7 billion people, Twitter has only 300 million active users. So, every time Donald Trump tweets something really insane, 97% world hasn’t read it. To us, Rocket Man is still a song and Crooked Hillary is a bridge in Scotland.”
He also bet on how Catalonia will become a country before Brexit. “I am Indian. If there is one thing we can say about British is that they take forever to leave a country.”
Watch Vir Das’ five minutes on Conan here:
Conn, can we have Vir back again and sooner this time?