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Aasif Mandvi On Not Being Picked As 'Daily Show' Host: 'I Have A Show'

The HuffPost Show | Posted 05.29.2015 | HPSN

Longtime "Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi stopped by "The HuffPost Show" Friday night to talk about his new HBO series "The Brink," his new web...

What Stories Help Us Fight Anti-Muslim Bigotry in America?

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 04.29.2015 | Religion
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

The religious community tells a lot of stories. We tell stories from our sacred texts, we tell stories from our history, and we tell stories about what it's like to be a member of our community today.

Aasif Mandvi's 'Halal In The Family' Premieres Online

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.10.2015 | Religion

Move over, sitcom fathers of yesteryear –- there’s a new adorkably all-American dad in town. After an immensely successful crowdfunding effort,...

No Land's Man

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Yvonna Russell

Aasif came to pursue his acting career in New York City with a ride or die approach to his craft. A serious thespian he was drawn to theater and gravitated toward Chekov, Ibsen and Shakespeare.

Aasif Mandvi Keeps It 'Halal In The Family' For His New Web Series

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion

Is laughter the best medicine for Islamophobia? “The Daily Show” star Aasif Mandvi wants to find out. The comedian is attempting to “chal...

Diffused Congruence Podcast: The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi on His New Book

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.14.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

He talks about how his time with Jon Stewart has made him more "Muslim-ish," what he's learned during a lifetime occupying many different cultures, and how that all led to his new book, No Land's Man.

First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Hit

Jim Luce | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Jim Luce

Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia Universit...

Aasif Mandvi Backs Michael Che After Insensitive Instagram Post

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.31.2014 | Comedy

Michael Che made headlines earlier in the week after comparing, in an Instagram post, women being catcalled to him being recognized as a celebrity in ...

Aasif Mandvi Opens Up On His 'Complicated Relationship' With His Faith

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion

Like many Muslim Americans today, comedian Aasif Mandvi — of "Daily Show" fame — finds himself having to spend more time explaining the misconcept...

Aasif Mandvi's Comedy Friends Are No Help At All To Him

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.16.2014 | Comedy

When you've got an exciting new project you're working on, it's good to have friends who can lend you a hand. For Aasif Mandvi, regular contributor to...

'Million Dollar Arm' - a Game Changer in More Ways Than One

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.14.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Based on a true story, Million Dollar Arm follows JB Bernstein, a once-successful sports agent who finds his career teetering on the edge. Sports fil...

Week in Film: Million Dollar Arm, A Short History of Decay and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While not perfect, it is more than just a feel-good sports movie about overcoming obstacles (though it is, in fact, that). Million Dollar Arm is less a movie about sports (in this case, baseball) than a film about one man's transformation from sports agent to human being.

Aasif Mandvi Reflects Upon The Time A Republican Said The N-Word On TV

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 04.17.2014 | Comedy

Classic Mandvi... Watch above as a slightly-confused Jason Jones interviews his colleague and fellow "Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi about ...

Channeling Marie Antoinette to Describe U.S. Health Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

You can say, and even believe, that the U.S. has the best health care system in the world if, as I did for many years, you associate only with other folks who share the same world view as you do and if you watch, read and listen to the media that reinforce your preconceived notions.

You Won't Believe What This 'Fox Business' Commentator Told 'The Daily Show'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 03.07.2014 | Comedy

After watching Aasif Mandvi's segment on Thursday's "Daily Show," two things are clear: 1) America has the greatest healthcare system in the world (if...

The Hunt For The Most Racist Republican Is Over

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.24.2013 | Comedy

UPDATE: Don Yelton, the man who made racially insensitive comments on Wednesday's "Daily Show," has resigned his position as a GOP precinct captain up...

WATCH: 'America Is Terrible For The Health Of Immigrants'

Posted 10.13.2013 | Latino Voices

"The Daily Show's" Aasif Mandvi looks to take on an issue that has marked Obama's second term: immigration reform. After eight Congressmen were ar...

NY Indian American Film Festival Triumphant in 13th Year

Jim Luce | Posted 07.25.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Luce

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the winners of its competition categories at a ceremony at NYU's Skirball Center last week, in the...

The Awards Will Not Be Televised: Lucille Lortel Awards for Off-Broadway and On: Trip to Bountiful

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The sight of two men in giant clown shoes and oversized pants shuffling on a commuter platform lingers in the mind. From the Signature Theater's produ...

'The Daily Show' Skewers NCAA's 'Perfectly Fair Rules'

Posted 04.12.2013 | Sports

"The Daily Show" took aim at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Thursday night when Aasif Mandvi criticized the organization's image as "ste...

It Could Happen

Posted 03.08.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart kicked off "The Daily Show's" rundown of how the new pope gets elected with a couple of suggestions. First and foremost, if any male catho...

WHAT???

Posted 02.22.2013 | Comedy

Jon Stewart took Obama to task on Thursday for his continued lack of transparency on U.S. drone policy and the mysterious memos justifying it. The...

Brooke Shields To Join 'Army Wives'

Posted 01.24.2013 | TV

Brooke Shields will join Lifetime's "Army Wives" for Season 7, the network announced Thursday. She'll star alongside other new faces for the upcomi...

Theater: Disgraced Tries to Provoke But Only Puzzles

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.17.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

t's when the playwright tries to push our buttons too readily that the show goes off the rails. It's easy to disguise a person's prejudice with social niceties and then reveal with coded words and increasingly brutal language the prejudice that simmers underneath.

From 'Daily Show' Comic To Serious Actor

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 10.23.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- It's an oft-used device in theater: The doomed dinner party, a gathering that starts out politely, with house gifts of wine or pastries an...