Who Is This Guy?
Toronto-based standup comic Danish Anwar takes hyphenated introductions to a whole new level.
Born and raised in Moscow towards the end of the Cold war, he’s likely the world’s first and only Soviet-Born-Second-City-Trained-Indian-Bengali-Canadian-Comic.
He’s also the creator of Dope Diplomacy, a webcomic where Marc Emery aka The Prince of Pot is the Prime Minister of Canada. Yeah, you read that right.
He has been nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Award 2012, an annual celebration of the most promising new comedians in Toronto. And because he’s a credit-whore, he’s also nominated for The Funniest Torontonian award (2012), with a chance to open for Louis CK at JFL Toronto 2012. He was also a finalist in the 2011 Toronto Comedy Brawl. Click here for upcoming gigs.
Aside from forcing politically charged comedy onto Toronto audiences every week, he enjoys spending time with his 11 pound buddy Spidey and writing about himself in third person.
He was nominated as Best Producer at the 2012 I Heart Jokes Awards!
His popular stand up series “Let’s Get Politickle” – a showcase of the funniest political comedians in Toronto – plays at Comedy Bar every 6 weeks.
He has produced successful fundraisers for the Native Women’s Resource Center, Attawapiskat, The Animal Alliance, Occupy Toronto and other organizations. Go ahead and click the Contact button, and we’ll make your event a smashing success.