Vir Das becomes the first Indian Comedian to honoured with the Doctorate
Actor-Comedian Vir Das, who is currently making huge rounds with his Boarding Das world tour, has been honoured with a doctorate for his incredible achievements in the world of performing arts.
He has been given this honour by his ex-university, Knox in Galesburg, Illinois. This prestigious title has made him the first Indian Comedian to receive such a prestigious title.
He is known for bringing an American style to topics rooted in contemporary Indian culture. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in June 2018.
Talking about this honour Vir says, “Knox was this wonderful place that catered to kids like me who couldn’t otherwise afford to study in the US. They had an amazing faculty that made me love performing. They took an economics student and turned him into an actor and comedian. I’m not sure I’m even remotely deserving of this honour.”
He added, “They’ve had speakers like Obama and Clinton and I’m not sure what comparative wisdom I’m going to have to offer. But I’m gonna work hard to let the students know that there is a world of choices available to them if they just step out of their box. That’s what Knox did for me. It’s a cool full circle moment in life. And an honorary doctorate is fun. The wife is already calling me ‘Honorary Dr Das’”