Aasif Mandvi

My father got a job at Bradford University in textiles. And he came for – I guess, you know, why do people immigrate? – like, for a better life to find, you know, a new world. And, you know, I think he always – he saw it as an opportunity. And so yeah so we came to this coal mining town in the north of England and that’s where I grew up.

My father got a job at Bradford University in textiles. And he came for – I guess, you know, why do people immigrate? – like, … Read More

There’s no school that you can go to and learn how to be a “Daily Show” correspondent and how to interview people and, you know, essentially leave your soul outside the door and go in there and kind of, you know, destroy people’s lives sometimes.

There’s no school that you can go to and learn how to be a “Daily Show” correspondent and how to interview people and, you know, … Read More

The Daily Show writers are incredibly smart and very well plugged-in but occasionally they would need me for certain specific things, and I’d be like, ‘Yeah, I completely know how to do that; I can solve that problem,and then I’d be like, ‘Mom?

The Daily Show writers are incredibly smart and very well plugged-in but occasionally they would need me for certain specific things, and I’d be like, … Read More

I came from a very different sort of background and pedigree from the people who were on “The Daily Show”. I was an actor. I was sort of – the irony is that I’ve done as much dramatic work in my career as comedic work and I don’t really think of myself as a comedian.

I came from a very different sort of background and pedigree from the people who were on “The Daily Show”. I was an actor. I … Read More

There’s this existential crisis in America and in the West of, like – who am I? – based on this searching for individual fulfillment, which you don’t necessarily have in the East in the same way because you’re kind of told what to do. I’m not saying one is better than the other, I’m just saying that’s just, like, the reality.

There’s this existential crisis in America and in the West of, like – who am I? – based on this searching for individual fulfillment, which … Read More

If people invited Muslims into their home every week by way of a TV show would go a long way to making people feel comfortable with Muslims and countering misconceptions about who we are. Plus, of course, that will make it easier for us to impose sharia law across America.

If people invited Muslims into their home every week by way of a TV show would go a long way to making people feel comfortable … Read More