It's been quite the decade this. From the IPL to the iPad, from CWG to 3G (add 2G scam to taste). It's been such a crazy decade that nobody even knows what to call it. The double-zeros? The 2000's? The naughties? (If you're Tiger Woods, then yes)
But now it's over, and it's time to say RIP. Which is why we're RIPping The Decade with Vir Das, in a Star World New Year special that gives the (very well then) Naughties the send off they deserve.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fall in lov... Okay so you'll just laugh. A lot, As Vir Das and his team pay respectful, loving homage to skewer the decade's biggest stories, people and events in India's first ever stand-up and sketch show in English.
We're taking no prisoners as we tee-off with the decade in sport, from Tiger Woods' off-field shenanigans to Zinadine Zidane's infamous headbutt. And then in a decade where everything went 3D and Sheila and Munni became pre-pubescent fantasies, it's Bollywood and Hollywood's turn to account for themselves. We even tried speaking to Angelina Jolie, but then she threatened to adopt us.
And last, but not the least we turn to tech, to talk about the decade where Google became a verb and i became a prefix. And if you don't know what we're talking about, Google it.
Over an hour, RIPping the Decade will take you through all that and then some with a unique mix of stand-up and biting, irreverent sketch comedy. RIPping features an all-star comedy cast including Vir Das (Badmaash Company, Walking on Broken Das), Ashwin Mushran (Lage Raho Munnabhai), Anu Menon (Channel V's Lola Kutty), Kavi Shastri (Rishta.com), Sorabh Pant (CNBC-TV18's News on The Loose), Aditi Mittal, Rohan Joshi and Tanmay Bhat.
RIPping the Decade also features original music by India's premier comedy-rock band Alien Chutney, featuring Vir Das, Kaizad Gherda and Sidd Coutto, with special guest Ankur Tiwari.
RIPping The Decade airs on 31st December 2010 at 10 pm. It's unlike anything you've ever seen before, and it's the funniest thing on TV this holiday season. Unless A Raja decides to publicly defend himself, in which case, all bets are off.