Oct 25, 2021
Aasif Mandvi is a Peabody award winning actor, writer, creator, comedian, author and producer. He is widely known for his work as a correspondent on the multi-Emmy-winning, THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART. He currently stars in EVIL and has a recurring role on the UK series THIS WAY UP with Aisling Bea. He also lends his voice to the character of Sahil on Disney’s MIRA, ROYAL DETECTIVE.
Other television credits include BLUE BLOODS, TVLAND’s YOUNGER, A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS and SHUT EYE. He was recently a host on National Geographic’s YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY which addressed climate change. He also wrote, produced and starred in the HBO series THE BRINK opposite Jack Black and Tim Robbins. Aasif also earned himself an Obie Award for his critically acclaimed one-man show SAKINA’S RESTAURANT.
Film credits include THE LAST AIRBENDER, THE PROPOSAL, GHOST TOWN, MOTHER’S DAY, MILLION DOLLAR ARM, THE INTERNSHIP, MOVIE 43, THE DICTATOR, DARK HORSE, GODS BEHAVING BADLY, PREMIUM RUSH, A KID LIKE JAKE, THE MYSTIC MASSEUR, DRUNK PARENTS, IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY, MUSIC AND LYRICS, SPIDER-MAN 2, FREEDOMLAND, ANALYZE THIS, MARGIN CALL, and THE SIEGE. He co-wrote and starred in TODAY’S SPECIAL which premiered at the London Film Festival and won the audience award at The Palm Springs Film Festival.
Aasif also co-created and starred in the Peabody Award winning web series, HALAL IN THE FAMILY, which garnered over 500 Million Media Impressions within days upon launch and addressed, through parody and satire, Islamophobia. Additionally, he is the author of a collection of personal stories, entitled NO LAND’S MAN for Chronicle Books.
In this wide ranging we chat we talk about peanut butter and it
gets weird, getting the Daily Show at 40, paving the way for
diverse voices, being typecast, his award winning one man show,
confidence, authentic expression and mentors.
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