Award-winning comedian Danish Anwar is probably the only Russian-born Indo-Bengali-Canadian standup comic you’ll see this year. His material is a clever blend of politics & nerd culture that has been featured multiple times on national TV & radio, along with comedy festivals such as Just For Laughs Toronto (JFL42) and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Snippets of his jokes go viral on a regular basis, from the front page of Reddit to the galleries of popular sites like The Chive, College Humor & Dorkly

Coverage for Your Hood’s A Joke

A successful producer with a reputation for trendsetting ideas and sold out shows, he’s also the founder of the comedy label  Toronto Comedy All Stars and creator of the wildly popular battle show Your Hood’s A Joke.

Coverage for Your Hood’s A Joke NYE special

He has produced comedy shows & fundraisers for organizations such as the Ontario NDP, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto & more.

Awards & Notable Achievements

  • Featured on 2 CBC TV standup specials: Truth Bomb & Fish Out Of Water
  • Multiple appearances on popular CBC Radio shows such as The Debaters & Laugh Out Loud
  • Appeared on Just For Laughs Toronto (JFL42), Winnipeg Comedy Festival
  • Opened for Aparna Nancherla, Gina Yashere, DeAnne Smith
  • Covered the 2016 US Election on CityTV’s comedy panel
  • Creator & Producer – Your Hood’s A Joke
  • Founder & Producer – Toronto Comedy All Stars
  • Founder & Creative Director – Quota Comedy Festival
  • Producer – I Heart Jokes Awards
  • Featured multiple times on Global TV, CTV, CityTV, CP24, CBC, SiriusXM, Newstalk1010, JazzFM (srsly) and in print by Toronto Star (made the cover of the entertainment section), Globe & Mail, Metro Toronto & Metro Winnipeg
  • ANOKHI Media’s Most Promising Comedian 2015

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


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