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Vir Das looks for the 'bright side' through his online comedy series

The first episode of his series is about the coronavirus pandemic. 

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These days, Indians from various regions, religions, caste and social ladder have been forced to stay united because of the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic [otherwise they don’t, except during cricket matches]. The most they can do to fight the virus is pretty easy – just stay at home. But this has, strangely, turned out to be a big challenge. 

To make their home time worthwhile [including his own], actor-comedian Vir Das has come up with a series of funny vlogs titled Bright Side With Vir Das. He released the first episode of the series which is about, you guessed it, coronavirus (COVID-19) and what all has it done to us. 

In his usual manner, Das has tried showing the funny side of the effects of the various aspects of the Coronavirus, like the way Indians broke the rule of the Janata Curfew and went on the streets dancing and celebrating. This is just one topic thought. 

Speaking about the show, Das said in an official statement, “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 you not following their nuskhas [remedies] to people telling us how we are quarantining comfortably when many in the country can’t."

He added, “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 practice social distancing, stay home, be safe. As for the emotional distress, let’s laugh a little - shall we?” 

Das will be adding one episode every 10 days. The comedian will also be hosting a live concert on Instagram from his home today at 9:31pm. The home concert will raise money for daily wagers, doctors, stray animals and the homeless, all of whom have been hit hard by this current crisis.

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