Delta Theta Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity learned this week that Alum Vir Das (Δθ 1146) won the International Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series for his Netflix comedy special titled, ‘Vir Das: Landing.’ In Landing, Vir Das “dives deep into his childhood in India, the perils of outrage and finding his feet in the world for his fourth Netflix stand-up special.” In an interview with, Vir Das commented “I hope many more comedians will win this after me.”

In a recent article celebrating Brother Das’ Emmy win, Vir Das is recognized as “one of the most famous stand-up comedians in India, who has managed to create a name for himself globally,” through television series and shows and touring in the United States. Having seen Vir Das live at the Durham Theatre in North Carolina during his Manic Man World Tour, as well as watching a couple of his other Netflix specials, it is magical to see how Vir Das creates a rapport with his audience and sucks them into his practical, worldly humor in a George Carlin-esque way. Brother Das has three very memorable interviews with Conan O’Brien which bring a smile to the face and a chuckle to the belly. These interviews (among others) help you experience his thoughtfulness and feelings. These interviews cover topics like being booed offstage at a bar in Chicago, his parents not thinking Vir Das is funny, and on the three stages of visiting India.


Vir Das has appeared in eighteen movies, six television shows including a stand up skit on the Conan O’Brien Show, multiple podcasts with Conan O’Brien, and nine web shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube (see complete list here). He also gave the 2018 Commencement Speech at Knox College.


Vir Das’ upcoming live comedy show Mind Fool Tour” includes dates in the United States in January and February 2024. Das is scheduled to perform at The Chicago Theatre in downtown Chicago on February 3, 2024. Interested Delta Theta alumni can get tickets here.

For Brother Vir Das take on, “What goes behind winning an International Emmy?”, just click the link here.