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Kumail Nanjiani

Celebrities React To Trump's #MuslimBan With Anger And Calls To Action

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 01.28.2017 | Entertainment

Hollywood reacted in horror to the news of President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking all refugees from Syria, as well as barring citizens fr...

Kumail Nanjiani And Jessica Williams Lead Must-See Sundance Comedies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.24.2017 | Entertainment

Three movies I saw at Sundance this weekend had a fun through-line. They all starred young, likable comedians whose characters ― not far removed fro...

Actor Kumail Nanjiani Chronicles Flier Who De-Pants Until He Deplanes

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 12.29.2016 | Comedy

There’s an unspoken decorum in airplane cabins that keeps all passengers relatively comfortable. Some individuals, however, don’t think the rules ...

Trump Supporters Accost ‘Silicon Valley’ Stars And Call Them ‘Cucks'

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 11.14.2016 | Entertainment

In the days following Donald Trump’s upset presidential victory, his supporters, emboldened by the rhetoric of his campaign, have been involved in c...

Podcast Reviews: The X-Files Files & The Nerdist

Marc Hershon | Posted 01.15.2017 | Entertainment
Marc Hershon

Being a podcast-wielding fan of TV's X-Files has paid off in spades for comedian Kumail Nanjiani since starting his show, The X-Files Files.

TV Critic Confuses Kumail Nanjiani With Kunal Nayyar Of 'Big Bang Theory'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment

You most likely know Kumail Nanjiani from HBO's "Silicon Valley," or even from his appearances on "Portlandia" and "Broad City," or his run on "Frankl...

It Was Hard to Top Kanye at Outside Lands

Molly Fosco | Posted 10.12.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

The artists I saw at Outside Lands this year were impressive across the board, but today all I want to do is listen to the entire Kanye West setlist on repeat.

Podcast Review: Harmontown Epi110 with Dana Carvey (and Tenacious D)

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.08.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

The podcast known as Harmontown is writer/show runner Dan Harmon's little corner of the world (along with Community and Rick & Morty and their attendant fan bases.)

Podcast Review: Kumail Nanjiani's The X-Files Files

Marc Hershon | Posted 10.01.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

Nanjiani's fanboy excitement is palpable at times as Haglund spins out tales from behind the scenes of the episode. And there are a few Easter eggs revealed that fans of the show never knew to look for before.

Tyler McCarthy

Zach Woods Talks 'Silicon Valley,' Improv And Working With His Comedy Hero | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.23.2014 | Comedy

Zach Woods says his improvisation skills have come in handy for his role on HBO's new hit comedy "Silicon Valley." “If I’m doing comedy, I try...

Podcast Review: Kumail Nanjiani's X Files Files

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.13.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

So why does this qualify as a comedy podcast? Because it's damned funny! The analysis and review of the episode turns out to be a field ripe with comedic possibilities, which are fully exploited in the course of the show.

Tyler McCarthy

Kumail Nanjiani Teases 'Silicon Valley' Season 2 And A Possible Cast Tour | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy

Stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani has done a lot of work in television, but he says nothing compares to his experience on HBO’s "Silicon Valley," wh...

Can You Tell The Difference Between A Tweet And Classic Literature?

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy

Sometimes, famous works of literature and well-timed tweets are downright indistinguishable. Then again, other times they're not. See what we mean ...

Racist Or Super-Racist?

Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy

For the inaugural episode of "The Pete Holmes Show," Holmes had friend and comedian Kumail Nanjiani as his first guest, and the two didn't waste any t...

Paget Brewster Has A Brand New Gig

Posted 10.10.2013 | TV

Paget Brewster is heading back to college. The former "Criminal Minds" star will pop up on "Community" in Season 5 ... whenever it premieres on NBC. ...

Mallika Rao

Why Is Apu Still On TV? | Mallika Rao | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

If it's been a big year for Indian Americans, it’s been a really big 25 years. Yet one man has stayed the same for nearly a quarter-century: Apu Nah...

A Week at San Francisco Sketchfest: Part I

Tony Bartolone | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy
Tony Bartolone

During my week in San Francisco, there were so many tantalizing events it was hard to decide what to see. The 12th Annual Sf Sketchfest was an ambitious undertaking, featuring 166 shows, lasting three and a half weeks and showcasing some of the best talent performing today.

FYF Fest 2012 Comedy Lineup Revealed

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.20.2012 | Los Angeles

Angelenos, get ready to laugh. FYF Fest -- the annual music festival, which will be in LA State Historic Park -- has a stand-up comedy component, ...

WATCH: Shame That Puppy!

Posted 04.18.2012 | Comedy

New York comedian Kurt Braunohler will be taking his antics to TV screens this Summer with a new game show called "Bunk." Each episode, a rotating pan...

WATCH: John Hodgman Gives Us A Backstage Tour At SXSW

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 03.14.2012 | Comedy

When we asked John Hodgman if we would do a quick video interview with us backstage at SXSW, we had no idea what we had gotten ourselves into. In b...

PREVIEW: The 2011 New York Comedy Festival

Matt Wilstein | Posted 01.06.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

This week, the New York Comedy Festival takes over NYC with everything from small shows in the back of Brooklyn bars to headlining double-header sets at large theaters.

WATCH: Worst House Sitting Gig Ever On 'Portlandia'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Once again, 'Portlandia' proves to be one of the most playful and engaging new shows on TV, with another strong episode complete with iconic character...

WATCH: John Oliver Can't Help Someone Who Can't Help Himself

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

First rule of comedy: if you have a funny Indian accent and don't use it, you're not doing your job. And if you don't think you have an Indian accent...

WATCH: Hilarious Standup Kumail Nanjiani Coming To Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

About a year ago, the New York Times ran a lengthy profile about an up-and-coming stand-up comic, getting a handful of big breaks in the world he desc...