Jestination Unknown, the 6 part Amazon original series produced by international comic Vir Das’ Weirdass production, is his foray into production. Though the company has earlier produced two of his Netflix originals, this is the first series completely produced by them as a company. The actor-comedian has been the front runner of the Indian comedy scene for a long time and as he frequented American chat shows like the famous bits on Conan O Brien’s shows, the actor gained visibility with his market in the west in a big way with two Netflix specials already out in the global space.
His maiden Indian production is a travel comedy show that will explore the length and breadth of the country. Bit along with fellow comics will travel across 6 cities, study the locals, zero in on a venue and put up a show that will suit their sensibilities and all so within 48 hours. Shot across Patiala, Mysore, Kumarakom, Lucknow, Leh, Jodhpur, the company worked on the project since 2016 and it was shot in mid 2017. The production heads decided to do solo test runs with Vir on the feasibility of the show before their original show launched. The company’s next outing in Hasmukh, a dark comedy that they’ve co-produced with Nikhil advani and it releases early next year.
This flagship production is a first of its kind concept that explores a traveling comedy show, something that hasn’t been explored before in this space of reality series across all platforms. Speaking about production, Vir says, “My company Weirdass Comedy, has been waiting for Jestination Unlimited for a long time. When we ventured into production, this was our first big project. I have always endeavoured to be a well rounded content creator who is able to do multiple things and tell different stories. With hasmukh and happy patel in the vicinity, I am happy to take on the role of producer. I want to do it all – act, produce, stand up, write because if I don’t do now, then when?”