Comedian Vir Das performs Feb. 26 at Surrey's Bell Performing Arts Centre.

Surrey date for inaugural JFL NorthWest comedy festival

Bollywood actor Vir Das hits Bell stage on Feb. 26

SURREY — Bollywood actor and comedian Vir Das will hit the stage at Bell Performing Arts Centre in February.

The show date, announced Tuesday (Dec. 15), is part of the inaugural JFL NorthWest comedy festival.

Billed as “India’s biggest name in comedy,” Das is known for creating Weirdass Comedy, a “comedy consultancy” business that works in film, TV, live shows and other mediums.

Das will perform at the Bell on Friday, Feb. 26. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday (Dec. 18) via the website JFLNorthWest.com.

NorthWest Comedy Fest and Just For Laughs joined forces to present JFL NorthWest, which will stage stand-up, sketch and improv comedy at multiple venues across Vancouver from Feb. 18 to 27, 2016. The 10-day festival lineup features Wanda Sykes, Lewis Black, Jeremy Hotz, Janeane Garafalo, Surrey-based “stunt magician” Wes Barker, The Nasty Show and many other performers.

Das started his film career with “Badmash Company” (2010) and followed it up with “Delhi Belly” (2011). In 2013, he appeared in “Go Goa Gone,” billed as India’s first zombie film. He was last seen in “Revolver Rani” (2014).

Last April, Das toured India with a show called “Unbelievablish,” which covered 17 cities and sold approximately 35,000 tickets during the run.

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey boy living with congenital heart disease to speak at local Tedx event

Mason Vander Ploeg will be speaking on saving the oceans

LETTER: I’m sorry, Surrey, for smelling like cigarettes all those years

If I could go back and tell my 13-year-old self to put down that cigarette, I would, reader says

‘A bag full of garbage every 15 metres’: Surrey industrial area filled with trash

Local workers looking to recruit business, raise funds to help dispose of litter

Survey suggests 83 per cent of Surreyites ‘favour a referendum’ on policing transition

Survey was conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights on behalf of the National Police Federation

HIGHLIGHTS: Day one and two at the 2020 BC Winter Games

Athletes had sunny – but cold – weather to work with in Fort St. John

Tyler Toffoli scores twice, Canucks crush Bruins 9-3

Stecher, Miller each add three points for Vancouver

Zamboni driver, 42, earns NHL win over Maple Leafs

Emergency goalie called into action for Carolina Hurricanes

Governor general says multiple solutions needed for ‘complicated’ overdose issue

Julie Payette met at a fire hall with firefighters and police officers as well as politicians and health experts

Landlord ordered to pay $11K after harassing B.C. mom to move days after giving birth

Germaine Valdez was pressured to move just a few days after giving birth by C-section to her child

Heart attacks strike B.C. husband and wife just over one year apart

Courtenay couple share personal stories to bring awareness to heart month

‘Nothing surprises us anymore:’ U.S. border officials find brain in package

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found the brain packed in a glass mason jar in a Canada Post shipment

VIDEO: Giants winning streak now stands at 11

Team erased a 5-2 deficit by scoring every five minutes

Fiery collision involving truck closes Highway 1 at Three Valley Gap

Drivers should expect major delays and congestion; estimated time of re-opening is 2 p.m.

Most Read