Award-winning comedian Danish Anwar is probably the only Russian-born Indo-Bengali-Canadian standup comic you’ll see this year.

His blend of global experiences, politics & nerd culture landed him multiple appearances on TV, radio & comedy festivals around the world, such as OFF-JFL at Just For Laughs Montreal, Magners Comedy Festival in Bangkok, Just For Laughs Toronto & the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

A successful producer with a reputation for trendsetting ideas & sold out shows, he’s the founder of the comedy label  Toronto Comedy All Stars and creator of the wildly popular battle show Your Hood’s A Joke, which is currently playing in LA, New York, London, Tokyo, Bangkok & Toronto.

He was one of the primary subjects of the award winning documentary “Stand Up Toronto”, and has performed with renowned comedians like Dave Attell, Russell Peters, Gina Yashere, Aparna Nancherla & Ms Pat.

Coverage for Your Hood’s A Joke

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, Cause4Paws 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 OFF JFL @ Just For Laughs Montreal, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, JFL42 (Just For Laughs Toronto)
  • Performed with Russell Peters, Dave Attell, 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
  • ProducerI Heart Jokes Awards
  • ANOKHI Media’s Most Promising Comedian 2015
  • NOMINEE – Tim Sims Encouragement Award (2012) as one of Canada’s best new comedic prospects by The Second City
  • Finalist in JFL42’s Funniest Torontonian search (2012)
  • Nominated by his peers for Producer Of The Year in the Toronto comedy scene’s annual I Heart Jokes Awards (2012)


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