The highly acclaimed Battle of DaSexes is written, directed and performed by Vir Das and produced by the global theatre production house AGP World will be coming to South Africa. Vir Das is equally comfortable working on TV, film, theatre and live-comedy, he says that “Battle of DaSexes is an insightful, fun and laugh-out-loud comedy-drama all about the eternal battle between Men and Women. It is a battle not with arms and gun powder but with bellies and eyeliner!” Battle of DaSexes is scheduled to run at Montecasino between 27th to 29th May and at The Durban Playhouse on 4th & 5th June 2016.
The stand-up format comedy has been regularly performed in India to ovations and rave reviews. With tongues firmly placed in a multitude of cheeks, the show pits the women in the audience against the men: “This act chronicles the differences between men and women from a scientific point of view. It begins with the sexes’ approach towards language, goes onto analysing their bodies and spots the differences between their vanities. Then it progresses into literature, music, movies and covers leadership, politics, business, crime, sex and commitment. The show is laced with scientific facts!” he explains. The show opens with Comic, TV and Film Actor Kavi Shastri performing a 15 minute act on the evolution of Men and Women from single cell organisms to early homo-sapiens.
The Indian Express has called Vir Das ‘a comedian to watch out for’ and ‘India’s Answer to Jay Leno’. The Hindustan Times calls him ‘simply hysterical’. Delhi Times has listed him as one of Delhi’s Top Ten Dream Men. The Pioneer has called him ‘The Funniest Kid in India’. Verve has called him ‘India’s only true comic’. He has various live production projects currently in repertory: Battle of DaSexes as well as Walking on Broken Das and History of India: VIRitten. He has approximately 35 plays, over 100 stand-up comedy shows, eight TV shows, two movies and six comedy specials behind him. He is also writing comedic columns for Femina, Maxim Exotica, DNA and Tehelka.
Talking about Battle of DaSexes, Ashvin Gidwani, Managing Director and Producer, AGP World, said “Battle Of DaSexes is a unique concept that has wooed audiences all over the world. It has been performing to packed houses and is a complete entertainer that packs the right punches.”
AGP World is a name synonymous with content driven quality entertainment for the past 24 years in India brings its 3rd offering to South Africa this May. History of India, VIRritten which performed at the Joburg Theatre and then the Mega Bollywood style musical, Blame it On Bollywood have already met the approval of the South African Audiences.
The long term goal of AGP World is not just to import theatre and talent into South Africa, but to produce shows in South Africa with the local talent and tour those productions not only in Africa, but to all those countries where AGP World has its offices or representation – Mumbai for India, Dubai for the Middle East, Singapore for Far – East and Sydney for Australia and New Zealand. The vision is to blur geographical boundaries and unite cultures across the globe.