Over the last few months, VDesi Laughs, the UAE comedy collective started by Salman Qureshi, Miqdaad Dohadwala and Amit Asudani has organised shows that have not just given a platform to local comedians but also brought famous names from the comedy circuit from India. The month’s star performer is Daniel Fernandes whose videos and live shows have fetched him a massive fan following in India and abroad. One of the leading names in the English stand-up comic scene, Daniel is a regular at comedy venues across the subcontinent and has performed internationally at comedy festivals in the Netherlands (Utrecht International Comedy Festival), Singapore (Singapore Fringe), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur International Comedy Festival) and Australia. He headlined Comedy Zone Asia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2016 where he also performed his solo show Daniel Fernandes - Unoffended. He returned to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2017 to feature in the first ever Indian comedy showcase at the festival and was the first Indian comic to feature in the MICF Roadshows in Queensland and Victoria. His TV credits include ABCTV’s Comedy Up Late aired in Australia and Comedy Central Asia’s Stand-Up Asia.
Daniel uses a mix of observational, political and dark humour with a dash of social commentary in his shows which has won him plaudits from stand-up lovers. His self-titled YouTube channel currently at over 12 million views has been a huge hit with fans in India and abroad particularly for his bold material. Some of his most popular have been about serious topics like Student Suicide, Marital Rape, the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Capital Punishment, the Syrian crisis and the US Presidential Elections. Daniel will be bringing his unique repertoire to Dubai and Abu Dhabi this April and you wouldn’t want to miss it! The show is titled Shadows and it talks about his personal journey in the last six years that will take the audience on a unique roller coaster ride of laugher and surprise. The show will be held in Abu Dhabi (which is hosting an Indian comic only for the second time after Sapan Verma last year) at Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi and Dubai at Headlines Café, Ibis Hotel, World Trade Centre, the following day.
INFO: April 13 (Abu Dhabi) and April 14 (Dubai); Abu Dhabi – Intercontinental Hotel Abu Dhabi; Dubai – Headlines Café, Ibis Hotel, Dubai World Trade Centre, 0504 685 355, platinumlist.net