Danish Ali, a doe-eyed MD turned punster, and improv comedy frontrunner and viral sensation Ali Gul Pir will tell you: There's no lack of material for a comic. The comedic trailblazers insist on pushing boundaries in a place where stand-up was virtually unknown as a performance genre. Along with a handful of other young comedic lights, they have carved out curious, wildly successful careers as professional comedians, performers, writers, and television personalities.
Their depth of [Very Live's] enthusiasm for cross-cultural exchange allowed for very real - and often hilarious - moments exploring preconceived notions and debunking myths about Pakistan and the United States.
STEPHANIE PACHECO, OUTREACH & ARTS EDUCATION MANAGER AT THE HOPKINS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
november 2012: u.s. debut... 2 artists... 7 performances... 19 activities
Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts, Dartmouth College - Hanover, NH
New England Foundation for the Arts, Idea Swap - Worcester, MA
Everett: Company, Stage, and School - Providence, RI
Upright Citizens Brigade - New York, NY
Friars Club - New York, NY
in the press
- Center Stage Blog: Taking A Look Back At Center Stage's First Round
- Asian American Writer's Workshop: Happy Controversy: Danish Ali and Ali Gul Pir on Their First US Comedy Tour