Vir Das is a man of many talents. The artist is a master of stand-up comedy using words to make us laugh but also to lay bare our fears and prejudices. He spoke to us exclusively on Front Row about how he balances his multiple talents and decodes what it takes to be funny in contemporary India. We bring you the highlights from the hour long session.

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