Danesh Irani: The Last Parsi


October 1, 2014

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Why this Parsi stand-up comedian doesn’t want to be seen in a pair of shorts!

Danesh Irani in conversation with Glynda Alves | The Economic Times



Describe yourself in 140 characters.

140 characters? I’m only 24, and have been an actor for 10 years. I’ve only played 35 odd characters to date.

Which TV character would you be?

Denny Crane from Boston Legal. Never lost, never will.

Which TV character do you want to date?

Miss Bellum from Powerpuff Girls, simply because we have never seen her face. At least this way I’ll get to see what she looks like.

What turns you on?

Girls paying for my meals.

On a night out, you’d wear…

Clothes! I have been instructed to do so after that one unfortunate incident.

Football or cricket?

Cricket. Because football involves wearing shorts. You do not want to see a Parsi in shorts. Ever.

What was your first job?

I don’t consider what I do as work. It’s a daily holiday.

What did you do with your first salary?

Gave it to my parents like a good boy. Okay fine, they took it away from me.

Who is the funniest person you know?

My father. He is funnier than anyone I know.

A movie you can watch over and over again.

Queen. Not that Bollywood one. The one about my granny, starring Helen Mirren. Yes, I believe I am the heir to the throne and the direct descendent of Her Majesty the Queen.

The best pick up line you’ve heard…

You’re the last Parsi? How about we change that? What flavour would you be? Raspberry.

Tell us a joke.

I am a vegetarian Parsi who doesn’t drink.

What would you do if you were indeed, the last Parsi?

Be the owner of a lot of property in South Mumbai. We practically own half the city as it is.