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Vir Das inspires Goans at the first Signature Start up Masterclass

Vir Das inspires Goans at the first Signature Start up Masterclass
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Signature Start Up Masterclass began on a spectacular note with Vir Das, the comedy maverick who took the road less travelled and pursued his passion for stand-up comedy, to become India’s leading comedian and entertainer. Vir inspired the audience through his free-wheeling chat with the witty host Cyrus Sahukar at the event in Goa on May 16, 2016 that relayed his passion to pay check story in the budding comedy industry. Signature Start Up Masterclass is a unique platform to inspire and enable those who want to follow their passion and make a mark for themselves.

From being a doorman at the Grand Lux Cafe in Chicago 14 years ago, to performing at the same theatre, Vir Das has truly made his mark in the international comedy circuit as well as in India. Hailing form Dehradun and growing up in Africa, Vir was equipped with degree in Economics and acting from Knox College in Illinois and Harvard University in Cambridge. Knox was also where he first explored his passion for stand-up comedy in front of an audience of 800 in the college's main theatre.

Image credit: United Spirits Limited

With an aim to take the comedy scene in India to another level, he started off on the entrepreneurial route and started his company Weirdass Comedy in 2010. It is a full-fledged content company that anchors comedy across format - from stand-up to live shows, comedy festivals to television and digital shows and soon-to-be-launched feature films.

Vir Das, the popular comedian and entertainer said, “It was exciting to be in Goa for the Signature Start Up Masterclass. It is great to be associated with a platform in India that inspires people to follow their passion and make a mark. It was very encouraging for me to interact with the talented and passionate bunch in the city and I hope they follow their hearts and carve a successful career for themselves.”

The evening witnessed a remarkable turnout at Soro – The Village Pub, who were motivated to follow their passion and make their mark. The audience was entertained by a live performance by Nicholson – a band known for laid-back and experimental electronica music.

Signature Start up Masterclass is headed to Mumbai on 29th May, 2016, with Riyaaz Amlani, CEO & MD, Impresario. Book your tickets on:

About Signature Start Up – My Mark, My Signature is an online platform launched by United Spirits Limited – A Diageo Group Company to inspire talented individuals to convert their passion to a paycheck. It houses a series of ‘Signature Start Up’ stories of real life individuals who are driven by their dreams, passion, and commitment and have made their mark in various fields. The platform also extends on-ground & on digital platforms through Signature Start Up Masterclass events – a series of which will be conducted across the country and released online as webisodes with the passionate successful individuals who will share their inspirational ‘passion to paycheck’ stories amidst people with similar dreams and aspirations. An exclusive range of Signature Startup Accessories are available on

About Signature Start Up Masterclass

Signature StartUp Masterclass is a celebration of the real life success stories and provides a unique platform to passionate individuals who are looking for the right inspiration and guidance by giving them an opportunity to hear their icons share the story of how they managed to successfully convert their passion into paycheck. The platform also offers a unique networking opportunity with like-minded people. The masterclasses will be conducted across 10 metros and mini-metros in India.

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