Thaakat Foundation/ Event News
Vidur has rocked nation with off the wall comical liberation in the international as well as domestic laugh off arena. Vidur’s social commentary is based on that of a one man culture clash. He grew up in modestly conservative New Delhi household, achieved a degree from the London School of Economics and earned a PhD from the University of Chicago.
His “smart” comedy is relatable to the many of us who face the alter ego lifestyle. You know the one where you to go school and work conforming to western societies conditions (this means no tiffin at lunch, no choti or oil in your hair, and bollywood fanfare is always a secret). Then you come home to mammi pappa and condition yourself to be the best South Asian the world has to offer (you know the one where fun equals books and understanding the differences between moong and kala daals is of vital importance)
If there is one to master the talent of being a cultured South Asian American- It’s Vidur. Not only does he represent his heritage as an olympian but he is able to use his experiences to bring laughter and relativity to both the mainstream crowd and those who share similar roots. We were able to get a bit more insight as to Vidur’s inspirations and beginnings. Here are a few things you’ve got to want to know about Vidur:
Ms. Urdu Times: Have you always been a funny guy?
Vidur: I think so! Ive always been a mimic and had the ability to capture peoples attention and make them laugh…and ive always enjoyed being on stage.
Ms. Urdutimes: What is one thing that always makes you laugh?
Vidur: Sarah Palin!…everytime I see her!
Ms. Urdu Times: In proposing new skits and ideas, what is your inspiration?
Vidur: Generally my life and experiences, my Indian aunties, my family and their idiosyncracies and reactions people have to me.
Ms. Urdu Times: If you could describe yourself in 3 words what would they be?
Vidur: fabulous fabulous fabulous!…fabulous funny and frenetic!
Ms. Urdu Times: What do you want people to take with them when they leave your shows?
Vidur: Take good energy and a feeling of being proud of who they are and expressing themselves in the world
Ms. Urdu Times: Where should we look out for you next?
Vidur: All over…im going to be competing again for NBCs Stand Up for Diversity. My special called “One Night Stand Up is just airiing on MTV Network’s Logo
Vidur rocked @ the NACA National Convention ’08 on 2/16 in St. Louis, MO and due to huge demand is likely to be one of the top 3 acts on US campuses in ’08 -’09.
Vidur was named by Desiclub.com as one of the top 50 Desi’s of 2007.
Vidur was selected as a NY finalist for NBC’s “Stand Up for Diversity” and was part of the famous New York Comedy Festival.
Vidur is coming to Chicago November 08, 2008!!!!
Presented by UDA at UIC. Miss it and you are Missin’ OUT! The show will be accompanied by performances from Qissmet, DJ Gen X, Rahul Singh and Abdul Saif, Harris Haroon, Zeher, UIC Dhamaal, Akanksha Boutique, Band Xenix and Several others!
Show brought to you by Patel Bros. and DK Healthcare with special support from Pita Inn, Viceroy of India, Shaadi Creations and Sahil as well as the ever present support of the Urdu Times!
LOL! For a cause with Thaakat and Vidur Kapur!
November 08, 2008
University of Illinois at Chicago
Student Center East – Illinois Room
750 West Harrison
Chicago, IL 60607