Vir Das’ latest comedy special is headed to Netflix on December 26. First revealed in the platform’s international listings and confirmed by Gadgets 360 via Netflix’s website, his upcoming stand-up special, “Vir Das: Landing,” sees the titular comedian delve deep into his childhood in India, “the perils of outrage and finding on your feet in the world’. This is his fourth Netflix stand-up special, excluding 2020’s Outside In, where he performed online shows to a housebound audience in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. His new collaboration with Netflix comes after a nearly two-year hiatus during which he starred in Judd Apatow’s The Bubble.
Das began his partnership with Netflix in 2017 with his special Understanding Abroad, which tackled themes of nationalism, globalism and politics in two intersectional shows in New York and New Delhi.
The stand-up marked the first time an Indian comedian was featured on the platform’s special roster, continuing the trend of comparing cultures with the West. His other two major feature films, Losing it and Vir Das for India, were released in 2018 and 2020 respectively.
Earlier this month, Das’ show in Bengaluru had to be canceled due to reported reasons protests accusing him of portraying India in a “bad light”. “Hey guys. Due to unavoidable circumstances, we are postponing the Bengaluru show. New details and dates coming soon. We apologize for the inconvenience,” he said in an Instagram post. The live show was scheduled for November 20, but has not been rescheduled since then.
Vir Das: Landing releases December 26 on Netflix. It will be only Netflix’s second Indian stand-up special in 2022, following Kapil Sharma: I’m Not Done Yet back in January.