The year 2017 has ended and a new year has started. Yet, there have been several incidents last year that still have us talking. While in one part of the world women were calling out molesters like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, politicians in India were threatening to behead an Indian actor for acting in a film. Along with these there was a proliferation of fake news. Overall the year 2017 was a tumultuous and an eventful year. And comedian Vir Das, who is known to use humour to critique significant events summarised all this in his latest podcast or “potcast” as he refers to it.
The video, where the stand-up comedian calls out news channels, arm-chair critics who express their opinions on social media and of course the media at large seems to have succeeded in impressing people on social media. While one user wrote, “Liked your mature thought process behind the comedy…could not have agreed more,” another wrote, “Like the way you hit the right issues wrapped up in humour ???? we need to open our mind avoid the shit news we are fed and #wakeuptoreality.”
[Disclaimer: There is profanity in the video. Adult discretion is advised]
Here are some of the reactions.
Liked your mature thought process behind the comedy…could not have agreed more..
— amit sureka (@surekaamit) December 28, 2017
Like the way you hit the right issues wrapped up in humour 👍🏻 we need to open our mind avoid the shit news we are fed and #wakeuptoreality
— Priyanka Datta (@Priyanka9datta) December 28, 2017
Utter truth..Take a bow man..
— Deepali Shingade (@MiDeepali) December 28, 2017
This was hilarious😂😂 .. 🌋🌋
Sachhe ghatnao pe aadharit hae ye Potcast..
— Balan (@BalanSunderraj) December 28, 2017
— Jose Ravi Kurian (@KurianRavi) December 28, 2017
2017 in a nutshell? @thevirdas does it for you. Please watch it.
Also, WE NEED MORE POTCAST!
— Shivam Kalra (@thatdelhiwriter) December 30, 2017
— Ashish Babbar (@ASHISHBABBAR999) December 29, 2017
Brilliantly put by Vir Das. The year-end potcast was amazing ♥️♥️ https://t.co/YHqzL9a82S
— Nilay Kulkarni (@1geek0) December 29, 2017