Vir Das cancels U.S. shows Due to coronavirus pandemic

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Indian comedian and actor Vir Das is among celebrities who have cancelled or postponed their shows due to the coronavirus.

Das was to perform live shows in Irvine, California and West Nyack, New York, next month. He made the announcement on Twitter. “Just a reminder to everyone that my show in Chennai this weekend and shows in the US in Irvine and West Nyack are all postponed,” Das wrote.

Earlier this year, Das returned to Netflix with his new stand-up special, “Vir Das: For India,” which premiered on Jan. 26, India’s Republic Day. Speaking about his new Netflix special, Das told the Hindustan Times, “I think we, Indians read too much into the jokes, which ideally should not be taken seriously. We should let them run and slide, and forget about it.”

Das is now one of six global talents to have three stand-up specials on the streaming service. He has previously collaborated with Netflix on “A Broad Understanding” in 2017, and “Losing It” in 2018.

Das is also named as one of the top 10 comics to watch out by Variety Magazine.

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