As the entire nation is grappling with the coronavirus lockdown, popular comedian and actor Vir Das has decided to walk us through what the next phase of quarantine would look like. Focusing on the bright side of being at home, Vir in his new series – Bright Side with Vir Das, discusses everything from balconies to our warped political allegiances and how irrelevant it has become currently.
Taking the darkest thoughts going on in people’s heads and turning them into something funny, he attempts to lighten the situation.
The show comes a day after he asked on Twitter if some comedy is ill-timed right now? After receiving an overwhelming response on social media from fans and followers, he decided to go forward with the release of the video. The new show releases on Vir Das official YouTube channel and on Vir’s IGTV.
To begin with, the topic of the first episode of the show is ‘What if Coronavirus gets worse and worse’ due to the current situation across the globe. After every ten days, Vir will be releasing new episodes on his social media platforms.
Vir tells us, “Staying at home for the last few days has been testing for everyone. This is my way of adding some laughs into their lives. Laughter opens up people to hope, and that’s what we need in this phase. I have taken everything I have been hearing lately — from nanis and dadis claiming that coronavirus is a result of not following their nuskas to people telling us how we are quarantining comfortably when many in the country can’t. It’s our attempt to put some perspective in people on how much better we have it, and in a funny fashion, tell them to practise social distancing, stay home, be safe. As for the emotional distress, let’s laugh a little — shall we?”