Vir Das is happy on hearing his praise from Jerry Seinfeld.
Vir Das is happy on hearing his praise from Jerry Seinfeld.

Vir Das gets praise from Jerry Seinfeld, calls it a ‘pretty special day’

Comic legend Jerry Seinfeld recently praised Vir Das while in conversation with Chris Rock.
By Press Trust of India | Posted by Soumya Srivastava
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 03:24 PM IST

What does it feels like when comic genius Jerry Seinfeld calls you funny? It’s definitely a “pretty special” moment, says Indian actor-stand up artiste Vir Das. Vir was in for a surprise when he recently got to know that in a conversation with comedian Chris Rock, Seinfeld said he found him “really funny”.

“I saw this Indian guy named Vir Das on a Netflix promo on Instagram. Did you see where he does part of the act in Hindi and part of it in English? (He is) a really funny guy. That’s a great thing that Netflix does - Bring all these people to us,” Seinfeld said in response to Rock’s remarks that it is the golden age for stand-up comedians as the field is becoming more diverse with each passing day.


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Sharing the comments made by Seinfeld on Twitter, Vir said it was so “cool” to have his name being mentioned by one of the biggest stars in the stand-up scene. “If you’re a comedy fan like me, you understand how cool this is. When Jerry Seinfeld mentions you to Chris Rock in a magazine, it’s a pretty special day,” he said.

Vir currently has three comedy specials -- Abroad Understanding, Losing It and Vir Das For India-- being streamed on Netflix. His thriller series Hasmukh was also released on Netflix last month.

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