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.
His credits include 2 CBC national TV galas, multiple appearances on popular CBC Radio shows such as The Debaters & Laugh Out Loud, JFL42 (Just For Laughs Toronto) and opening for internationally acclaimed comedians such as Gina Yashere, Aparna Nancherla and DeAnne Smith.
A successful producer with a reputation for trendsetting ideas, he’s also the founder of the wildly popular comedy label Toronto Comedy All Stars, featured multiple times on national media such as Global TV, CTV, OMNI TV, Toronto Star, SiriusXM Canada, along with dozens of popular blogs and local publications.
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 TV galas at the 2015 & 2016 CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival
Awarded “Most Promising Comedian 2015” by ANOKHI Media
Creater of “Your Hood’s A Joke” – a comedy battle show that took Toronto by storm & grabbed the national media’s attention.
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.