Vir’s com­edy plan for small towns

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - AN­JURI NA­YAR SINGH

While standup com­edy has be­come a ma­jor at­trac­tion in metro cities, ac­tor and standup co­me­dian Vir Das (right) says that he wants to spread this trend to smaller cities as well. The 36-year-old has al­ready started plan­ning his In­dian tour, in which he will in­clude tier-II cities as well.

“Vir feels that standup com­edy shows will be widely ac­cepted ev­ery­where. In his up­com­ing In­dia tour Vir is not just tap­ping into met­ros but cov­er­ing most of the smaller cities of the coun­try, where there is no con­cept of gigs or standup com­edy nights,” says a source close to the ac­tor, adding, “In his re­cent tour he has cov­ered cities like Simla and Gwalior and aims at per­form­ing in var­i­ous other tier-II cities.”

Con­firm­ing the news, Vir says, “Small towns are not small any­more, they are show­ing more po­ten­tial in terms of be­ing open to en­ter­tain­ment and I plan to ex­pand the hori­zon for those cities at the same level as met­ros, with these shows.”

Small towns are not small any­more, they are more open to en­ter­tain­ment than big­ger cities Vir Das, ac­tor and co­me­dian

PHOTO::RAAJESSH KASHYAP/HT

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