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Vir Das Makes Variety Magazine’s Comedy Impact Report, Which Also Lists Dave Chappelle Bo Burnham, Tina Fey

By DA Staff 28 July 2021

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The last year has seen comedians, writers and creators drag themselves through serial lockdowns, power through the closure of comedy clubs, restrictions on shoots and touring, and the low level panic underlying, well, everything to make sure we still managed a few laughs in an exceptionally tough time. 

So we welcome any celebration. Especially one that spotlights one of our own comedy warriors on a global stage. Vir Das just made it to Variety magazine’s Comedy Impact Report that seeks to celebrate the champions who helped us keep our sh*t together when everything else was falling apart. 

This list of 35 comedians, writers, creators and agents features some of the biggest names in comedy including Dave Chappelle, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Tiffany Haddish, Eric Andre and Bo Burnham. Das earned himself a spot for his 10-part YouTube series Ten On Ten. We couldn’t be more proud. 

The report reads:

Last year, Indian comedian Das’ Zoom special featured his crowd work as he chatted with fans all over the globe. This year, he’s shifted gears with “Ten on Ten,” recorded before a small crowd hidden in a forest. “It’s 10 hard conversations, about topics that are hard to laugh at and hard to do within system I exist in,” he says. Das could be persecuted for joking about religion, freedom of speech and tribalism, but he won’t stop. “If I’m carrying my own speakers and microphone up a hill in a forest during a pandemic it better not be for jokes about airplane food,” he says. “I’m not thinking about the government response. Being in the jungle has set me free.”

Check out the entire list here:

Eric Andre, Bad Trip
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live and Shrill
Dave Burd and Jeff Schaefer, Dave
Bo Burnham, Bo Burnham: Inside
Dave Chappelle, 8:46
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Vir Das, Ten on Ten
America Ferrera, Marvin Lemus, Linda Yvette Chavez, Gentefied
Tina Fey, Mr. Mayor and Girls5Eva
Ziwe Fumudoh, Ziwe
Tiffany Haddish, Bad Trip and Black Mitzvah
Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, Cobra Kai
Marta Kaufmann, Friends: The Reunion and Grace & Frankie
Chuck Lorre, The Kominsky Method
Amber Ruffin, The Amber Ruffin Show and Late Night with Seth Meyers
Nasim Pedrad, Chad
Tyler Perry, A Madea Homecoming and House of Payne
Amy Poehler, Moxie
Chris Redd, Saturday Night Live
Mike Schur, Brooklyn 99 and Rutherford Falls
Jean Smart, Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Hacks
Jason Sudeikis and Bill Lawrence, Ted Lasso
Sierra Teller Ornelas, Rutherford Falls
Kenan Thompson, Kenan
Alan Tudyk, Resident Alien
Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar

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