Kumail Nanjiani

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Islamophobia is really on the rise right now. It never really went away, but it's really having a moment right now. Islamophobia is kind of like 'Will & Grace.' It was huge a while ago, and then we thought it was gone and dead, and now it's back, and bigger than ever. Thursdays on NBC.feedback
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Oct 15 2017 Islamophobia
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Jul 13 2017 - Women

It was honestly right when she went under. I remember thinking, Oh I love this woman, and I want to spend the rest of my life with her. If she comes out of this I'm going marry her.feedback

Jul 06 2017

It was hard for a few reasons. One, I'd never done any acting like this. I'd only ever done fully comedic stuff so it was a different step for me to do some dramatic stuff. Then I'd also never been the lead of a movie so that was something to be scared of. And then that's said, everybody was so wonderful and confident in me that it really helped me.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Twitter

It's strange for them to see a piece of their lives on screen for everyone to see, but they're excited about it. I walked them through the whole movie before we shot it, so there weren't any surprises for them. I think the surprise for them is, it's a movie that has their son in it.feedback

Jun 22 2017

They were very concerned about Emily's health. When she got better, they were like, Why did you do this to us?!feedback

Jun 22 2017

And I grew up in Pakistan.feedback

Jun 21 2017

Really, it's just a love story.feedback

Jun 21 2017

It obviously feels so weirdly timely but it also does have this expectation on it that it really wasn't built for.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I don't know who told it to me. But I remember specifically making the decision to follow it. I pretended like I knew what I was doing. Secretly, I was reading tons of books about how to write for TV, and looking up scripts for TV shows I liked.feedback

Jun 08 2017

Nobody really knows what they're doing. Some are just better at pretending like they do.feedback

May 30 2017 - Sex

When I came to Grinnell, I was a devout Muslim who had never romantically touched a girl, and I was going to get a degree that guaranteed me a job. By the time I graduated, I was basically a Rastafarian with a white American girlfriend and a philosophy degree. College changes you, is my point.feedback

May 30 2017 - Sex

We cannot expect others to understand our point of view if we don't understand theirs. It's uncomfortable and awkward and infuriating and it hurts your brain, but with that pain can come growth and real change.feedback

May 30 2017 - Sex

Have sex with an immigrant. We're going through a tough time right now, and it would just be really great for morale.feedback

May 03 2017

I never decided I wanted to be an actor. I just started doing standup because I love standup. Everything else has sort of been these tiny steps leading to this.feedback

May 03 2017

Right from the beginning, it was like, how do you make a movie about someone in a coma funny?feedback

May 03 2017

We had test screenings of the film before the election, and that scene played so differently. It played very funny, but now it's almost a cathartic moment, like a howl of righteous rage. People used to laugh; now they laugh and clap.feedback

May 03 2017

You just don't see Muslims being matter-of-fact Muslim. They're always defined by their Muslim-ness. We're either terrorists, or we're fighting terrorists. I remember seeing 'True Lies' and going, why are we always the bad guys? It made me a little sad to see these guys go from really happy to meet us to really angry, so quick. I didn't feel scared, or physically threatened, because I was like, and this is probably not the right approach, but I felt if we had to, we could have taken these guys.feedback

Mar 15 2017 - Twitter

This feels like a whole lot of hedging. I think M. Night Shyamalan is about to show up.feedback

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