Comedian Vir Das made India proud as he won the prestigious
International Emmy Award
for Comedy for his standup special ‘Vir Das: Landing’.
The star, who won in the Comedy category, shared the title with the British comedy series ‘Derry Girls Season 3’.
Talking about winning at the International Emmy Awards, Vir expressed his excitement and joy and said, “This moment is truly surreal – an incredible honour that feels like a dream.
Winning an Emmy for ‘Vir Das: Landing’ in the ‘Comedy Category’ is not just a milestone for me but for Indian comedy as a whole.”
“I have immense gratitude, holding the International Emmy for Best Comedy for ‘Vir Das:Landing.’ This one is for my team and for Netflix without whom this wouldn’t have been possible. This journey has been nothing short of extraordinary, and to win this accolade for my fifth special with Netflix feels like a culmination of passion, perseverance, and the undying support of people around the globe who have given so much love to ‘Vir Das:Landing’
He went on to add, “My journey from crafting local stories to receiving a global accolade has been both challenging and rewarding, and Netflix has been instrumental in that growth. I’m excited about the continued exploration of diverse narratives, from Noida to the International Emmys – India gets you there.”
Signing off, he said, “This award is not just a recognition of my work but a celebration of the diverse stories and voices from India. Stories that make us laugh, reflect, and, most importantly, unite. This one is for India, for indian comedy and for the community of artists at large.”
‘Vir Das: Landing’ marks his fourth comedy special that presents a show about what it means to be truly global while looking for home. To carry your country across the world with you, whatever that country is, and to find your feet. A show about growing up in India, seeing the globe, love troubles, colossal failures, social media madness, the perils of outrage, unplanned drugs, war-zone boarding schools, metaphorical mathematical equations, the current state of comedy, getting nominated, getting intoxicated, and ultimately just getting situated.
‘Vir Das: Landing’, was competing with Le Flambeau from France, El Encargado from Argentina, and Derry Girls Season 3 from the UK.
Earlier, Vir’s third standup special ‘Vir Das: For India’ received a 2021 International Emmy Nomination for “Best Comedy.”
The International Emmy Awards ceremony is being held in New York City. This year’s nominations featured a various group of 56 candidates from 20 countries across 14 categories.