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 successful producer with a reputation for trendsetting ideas, 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, an annual tournament which captured the national media’s attention and recently filmed 2 pilot episodes with Eggplant Picture & Sound.
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
- Multiple appearances on CBC’s The Debaters, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, CBC’s Laugh Out Loud
- Taped 2 CBC TV galas
- Just For Laughs 42 (JFL Toronto)
- Opened for Aparna Nancherla, Gina Yashere, DeAnne Smith
- ANOKHI Media’s Most Promising Comedian 2015 (ANOKHI is a Bollywood entity in North America)
- Creator & Producer – Your Hood’s A Joke
- Founder & Producer – Toronto Comedy All Stars
- Producer – I Heart Jokes Awards
- Covered multiple times by Global TV, CTV, CityTV, CP24, CBC; on radio by SiriusXM, Newstalk1010, JazzFM (srsly) and in print by Toronto Star (made the cover of the entertainment section), Globe & Mail, Metro Toronto
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.