Vir Das turns producer with Weirdass Comedy
Touted as “India’s Answer to Jay Leno” not to mention “The Funniest Guy in India” ,comedian Vir Das now looks to taking his role as producer seriously,having started his own theatre production company, Weirdass Repertory.
Vir says, “Weirdass Comedy has seen two very good years. We’ve ventured into television, films and stand-up comedy. Over time, many comedians and playwrights sent us mails asking about plays. We felt it was time to get into it.” Adding that, “We’re going to do a play on The Godfather to begin with. Then we’re working on scripts based on Star Wars and Frankenstein.”
Apart from producing plays that will spoof some of the biggest international films , Vir is also looking at doing high-content plays starting with Anand Tiwari’s All In The Timing,a funny collection of short pieces of love, sex, friendship, romance and one’s chances in life starring Anand Tiwari, Malaika Chaudhary, Naveen Kaushik, Siddharth Menon, Foezeh Jalali, Asif Ali Beg.
Says Vir Das , “I’m producing the play to support theater and to promote it at unconventional venues & to bring back the lost culture of watching plays”.