Mumbai: Actor Vir Das, who has made waves with his stints internationally, will be seen in the first episode of an American comedy show. Vir, who was signed by CAA, the world famous agency that has only got Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra onboard from India, was noticed by the "American entertainment industry from quite sometime specially after his comedy tours."
"Vir was being majorly noticed by the American entertainment industry from quite sometime specially after his comedy tours. He is getting an amazing response from the audience here," a spokesperson said.
The "Go Goa Gone" actor also went on a three city US comedy tour and got recognition. He also performed at the Carolines on Broadway.
After the success of the first tour, he was invited again to do 27 shows in 35 days in the U.S. Seeing the kind of response he was getting from the American market, the world's biggest comedy management company - Levity Entertainment Group - signed Vir.
"We believe that is what prompted the production house to approach him. He has now started shooting for the pilot season of this comedy show. The rest of the schedule is yet to be decided," the spokesperson added.
Levity Entertainment Group has worked with world renowned comedians such as Jamie Foxx, Jeff Dunham, Trevor Noah, Daniel Tosh, Tracy Morgan, Amy Schumer and Gabriel Iglesias. And with this the "Delhi Belly" star became the first ever Indian comedian to have been signed by the organisation.