A Conversation With "The Daily Show's" Aasif Mandvi

Friday, March 01, 2013


Aasif Mandvi is a stage and film actor, a writer and teller of stories, and Senior Muslim Correspondent on The Daily Show. A purveyor of "fake news" and an advocate of real issues, Mandvi sat down with Brooke for a live event to discuss being "the brown guy" in theater, movies, and of course, The Daily Show.


Ina Mina Dika


Aasif Mandvi

Hosted by:

Brooke Gladstone

Comments [5]

Mike DeLong from Santa Fe, NM USA

With all due respect I have to admit I don't understand why this interview was done, much less why the edited version merited inclusion in the OTM podcast. To my layman's ears this sounded like a promo for Mr Mandvi in particular and The Daily Show in general.

Juxtaposed against the segment where you accuse the White House press corps of being lapdogs for the Administration this was kind of ironic. Doubly so since you've scolded news organizations in the past for publishing corporate press releases as news.

Can you help me understand what the point of this interview was? Surely there are lots of other admittedly undistinguished entertainment figures you could have puffed, so there must be more to this editorial choice than "entertainment is media."

Mar. 05 2013 03:56 PM
Constance Wiggins from Berkeley

Very good interview and it is about the media. The Daily Show is a media critique, therefore it follows. My critique is however, that no matter what audience members say about not needing to use the microphone to ask their questions, MAKE them! This happens on C-SPAN too. People think they don't need to use the microphone because they are speaking to those on stage who can probably hear them, but we at home cannot so if the moderator doesn't repeat their question we have no idea what they are asking.

Mar. 03 2013 07:29 PM
BIFF from Vermont

Why do you insult your listeners with such boring trash that really has nothing to do with "the media." This segment belongs in an entertainment program.

Mar. 03 2013 05:01 PM
Simson Garfinkel from Arlington, VA

I really loved this segment. Thanks for posting it.

Mar. 02 2013 06:06 PM

Why does the second reference to Aasif Mandvi in the description have only his last name while the only reference to Brooke Gladstone in the description have only her first name?

Mar. 02 2013 07:04 AM

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