Brooke Gladstone Live With Aasif Mandvi!
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 04:16 PM
Since 2006, Aasif Mandvi has been making Daily Show audiences laugh with titles like "Senior Muslim Correspondent" or "Senior Asian Correspondent," often satirizing Muslim, Middle Eastern and South Asian issues in the news.
But Mandvi is so much more than a "Senior Brown Correspondent." He's an accomplished theater actor, having starred in productions such as a Broadway revival of "OKLAHOMA!" and most recently the critically acclaimed play "Disgraced.” He won an Obie award for his one man show "Sakina's Restaurant," which he later turned into the feature film "Today's Special."
Watch Brooke's conversation with Aasif about comedy, Broadway, making "fake news” and the challenges of being the "brown guy."