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 Just For Laughs Montreal, Magners Comedy Festival in Bangkok, Just For Laughs Toronto & the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. He had a feature role in the acclaimed TVO documentary “Stand Up Toronto”, and has performed with renowned comedians like Dave Attell, Russell Peters, Gina Yashere, Aparna Nancherla & DeAnne Smith.
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 took the comedy world by storm and is currently playing in LA, New York, London, Tokyo, Bangkok & Toronto.
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
- Producer – I 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)