Drawing from his extensive global travels & an unhealthy obsession with politics, award-winning comedian Danish Anwar’s material is often described as “smart”, “political” & “really, really funny”, sometimes without air quotes.
A comedian with impressive range, he’s just as funny with his material as he is improvising off the cuff, moving effortlessly from heavy topics like gender equality and racial discrimination to the holy grail of sex, relationships and impersonating black people on the internet.
A successful producer with a reputation for trendsetting ideas & exceeding seating capacity, he’s also the founder of the wildly popular comedy label (and clothing line) Toronto Comedy All Stars, now enjoying a 3rd consecutive season at the prestigious National Arts Centre in Ottawa, one of the largest performance arts centres in the world.
He has produced comedy shows & fundraisers for organizations such as the Ontario NDP, International Fund for Animal Welfare, Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto & more.
Awards & Notable Achievements
Taped a TV gala at the 2015 CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Repeatedly featured on The Debaters, the most popular show on CBC Radio One
Awarded “Most Promising Comedian 2015” by ANOKHI Media
Launched a successful clothing line under the Toronto Comedy All Stars brand in July 2015
Created “Your Hood’s A Joke” – a radical comedy show that took Toronto by storm & grabbed the national media’s attention in 2014
In 2013 he was one of 7 Canadians invited to the World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, an event featuring 101 of North America’s best standup comics.
In 2012 he was nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Award as one of Canada’s best new comedic prospects by The Second City, was a finalist in JFL42’s Funniest Torontonian search, and was nominated by his peers for Producer Of The Year in the Toronto comedy scene’s annual “I Heart Jokes Awards”
He was also a finalist in the 2011 edition of the Toronto Comedy Brawl, an annual event contested by hundreds of comedians in Toronto.