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WATCH: A Muslim 'Cosby Show?'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

UPDATE: Scroll down for the full pilot! Could a lovable Muslim sit-com family change America's perception of Muslims? Perhaps, but probably not the...

The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi Opens Up On Sanity, Specials, And Stewart

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

On August 9, 2006, actor-comic Aasif Mandvi started a job that he had auditioned for only five hours before. It was the first of the New York performe...

Aasif Mandvi: From Daily Show to Today's Special

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"They did not know what to make of me in Tampa," Aasif Mandvi says. Small wonder. Mandvi, the cowriter and star of Today's Special, moved to Florida with his family from India when he was a teen. "Talk about being an outsider."

HuffPost Review: Today's Special

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's not a lot new about David Kaplan's Today's Special -- yet this comedy, from a script by Aasif Mandvi and Jonathan Bines, finds ways to take an old formula and give it new life.

A Chaotic Cornucopia of Culinary Cinema (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

The connection between food and passion finds its way into all kinds of movies: Robert Morley, George Segal, and Jacqueline Bisset starred in 1978's ...

'The Daily Show' Takes On O'Donnell's 'Not A Witch' Ad & Delaware's North Vs. South Battle (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night on "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart and Aasif Mandvi continued their midterm election coverage by weighing the Democrats' chances of losing th...

Jon Stewart Takes On The G-20 Summit (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

With so many world leaders in one place, Jon Stewart had some fun breaking down the key moments of the G-20 summit. Acknowledging the presence of swin...

Jason Linkins

Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi Tossed From AHIP Conference, Returns As Batman (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last week, our own Sam Stein reported that a crew from "The Daily Show" was out at the Ritz Carlton hotel, interviewing attendees of last week's AHIP ...

Jon Stewart Revels In Inane Election Coverage (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The 2009 elections that have been dominating cable news coverage of late consisted of two gubernatorial races and two congressional seats. Of course, ...

'Daily Show' Correspondents Talk Kids, Restraining Orders (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

While "The Daily Show" is on vacation, here's a little nugget from all of the correspondents, who are filling the void by answering questions posted b...

'Daily Show' Destroys CNN For Fact-Checking 'SNL' Instead Of Their Guests (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart began his show last night by skewering CNN for fact-checking a "Saturday Night Live" skit in which Fred Armisen (playing Barack Obama) cla...

Nipple Clamps, Sodomy, and Breakfast: Daily Show Correspondents Admit To Hazing (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

While "The Daily Show" is on vacation, here's a little nugget from all of the correspondents, who are filling the void by answering questions posted b...

The Daily Show's 'Our Dead Planet' Shows Aasif Mandvi Battling The Earth (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

On Wednesday night, The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi explored ways to kill the planet in his hilarious war with Mother Earth. The Daily Show With J...

Jon Stewart Vs. Town Hall Crazies (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

If you're taking a break from crazy this August and refuse to watch cable news, you may have missed some town hall kerfuffles lead by the least-inform...

"Daily Show" On And In Iran: Stewart Takes On American Media And Iranian Leaders, Jason Jones Reports From Tehran (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart devoted the bulk of his show to Iran last night, first mocking American talking heads for repeatedly asking if Obama was doing enough. "So...

THE 12 SEXIEST COMICS IN AMERICA (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

This week we asked you who the sexiest comics were on the scene, mostly because we have a thing for funny people. We chose 15 men and 15 women and aft...

"Daily Show" Correspondents Answer Your Economic Questions (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The "Daily Show"'s Samantha Bee, Larry Wilmore, John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac, Aasif Mandvi, and Jason Jones are on, even when their show is not. The late ...

Funny & Fine: Who's America's Sexiest Comedian? You Decide! (SLIDESHOW) (POLL)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We've selected 15 of the sexiest funnymen we know for a HuffPost poll of ridiculous proportions. They're all hilarious, they're all more comedian than...

"Daily Show" Correspondents Answer Your Questions (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The "Daily Show"'s Samantha Bee, Larry Wilmore, John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac, Aasif Mandvi, and Jason Jones are on, even when their show is not. The late ...

Happy Holidays Hollywood!

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Just how much is the credit crunch going to affect Hollywood? Film elite like Sir Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz, Gus Van Sant, Dennis Hopper, Darren Aronofsky and others weigh in.

And they're off! Gotham Independent Film Awards kick off the season!

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Michelle Byrd and Melvin Van Peebles via Wireimage Terrence Howard, dressed in a dapper white hat opened the 2008 Gotham Independent Film Awards wit...

The Daily Show's "Brown Guy": Aasif Mandvi Interview

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Wajahat Ali

Do you think that a brown, Muslim comedian avoids facing the political nature of his very being as a performer in post-9/11 America? Can you transcend this by just playing any role by avoiding it?