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Posted Thursday 11/15/18 at 1:35PM EST
Kumail Nanjiani signs on for a Twilight Zone episode
Details of Nanjiani's episode are being kept under wraps, but CBS All Access did release a teaser announcing his appearance.
Posted Tuesday 10/23/18 at 1:33PM EDT
Kumail Nanjiani is among The Good Place fans who thought Blake Bortles was a made-up name
"Until today I thought Blake Bortles was a fake name made up by The Good Place," Nanjiani tweeted Monday. Former SNL co-head writer Chris Kelly responded: "until right now i did too." Quarterback Blake Bortles, who really does exist, made headlines on Sunday when he was benched in the middle of the Jacksonville Jaguars game vs. the Houston Texans. But Bortles won his starting job back for next Sunday's Jaguars game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles in London.
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 9:42PM EDT
Many TV favorites have been invited to become Oscar voters, from Mindy Kaling to Andre Braugher
The Academy's new Oscar voters also include Sarah Silverman, Hank Azaria, Kyra Sedgwick, Michael K. Williams, George Lopez, Christine Baranski, Alison Brie, Rashida Jones, Dave Chappelle, Anna Chlumsky, Wendell Pierce, Olivia Colman, Gina Rodriguez, Yeardley Smith, Ken Jeong, Kumail Nanjiani, Pedro Pascal, Ann Dowd, Lena Headey and Randall Park.
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Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 5:37PM EDT
Apple greenlights Little America immigrant anthology series from Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
The Big Sick husband-and-wife team's new series, based on true stories about immigrants from Epic magazine, "will go beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America, when they’re more relevant now than ever."
Posted Thursday 3/22/18 at 6:23PM EDT
Meltdown Comics, where The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail got its start, to close after 25 years
Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray's Comedy Central series originated as a weekly live show in 2010 inside the Sunset Blvd comic book shop, which became a beloved Los Angeles landmark. Nerdist partnered with Meltdown to launch a small stage showcase for alternative comedy, which helped Nanjiani, his wife Emily V. Gordon and Ray show their comedy chops to industry executives. Meltdown Comics was also a special place for Riverdale's Cole Sprouse: "#Meltdown cultivated my love of comics throughout my childhood," he tweeted. 'These guys were the first I told when I booked jughead on Riverdale. I interned here before college, they ushered me into photography, and clapped when I went back into acting."
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 5:26PM EDT
Silicon Valley to indirectly tackle the #MeToo movement
At Paleyfest, the cast and crew of the HBO series said Season 5 will directly address topics like gender equality and the tech industry's treatment of women. Kumail Nanjiani said in Season 5, “there is a plot that goes over a couple of episodes later in the season that does talk about that (#MeToo) movement, not directly, but what that movement is about is definitely tackled.” Co-star Zach Woods adds that “It’s hopefully not too on the nose, but that informs some of the plots in the middle of the season.” During the panel, the cast and crew also addressed the exit of T.J. Miller, with executive producer Alec Berg comparing it to the difficulty of redirecting the show after the death of Christopher Evan Welch following Season 1. ALSO: Mike Judge says he was taken aback by criticism that there weren't enough females.
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Kumail Nanjiani, Kunal Nayyar and Kal Penn keep getting mistaken for each other
"A day may come when I am not mistaken for another brown actor. But it is not this day," tweeted Silicon Valley star Nanjiani. "Every time I get recognized for you I think 'man I wish it were true:)," responded The Big Bang Theory's Nayyar." Designated Survivor star Penn chimed in: "I have taken credit for both of your accolades in the last 2 weeks so I guess I owe you each a photo, half a beer, and an awkward extended hug."
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Meet the Oscar presenters
Source: E! Online
Greta Gerwig, Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Kumail Nanjiani and Tiffany Haddish will be among this year's presenters at the Academy Awards.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 1:41PM EST
Apple developing immigrant anthology series Little America from The Big Sick Oscar nominees Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The married couple, who are up for best original screenplay Academy Award for the movie inspired by their lives, are teaming with Master of None co-creator Alan Yang and SMILF executive producer Lee Eisenberg on the half-hour anthology series. “Little America is based on the true stories featured in Epic Magazine,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. “It is described as a funny, romantic, heartfelt and inspiring look beyond the headlines at the lives of immigrants in America at a time when their stories are more relevant than ever.”
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:01PM EST
Kumail Nanjiani is poised to write and star in a TV series based on My Beautiful Laundrette
The 1985 film starring Daniel Day-Lewis about a British man of Pakistani descent and his white boyfriend who run a laundromat in London is set to be remade as a TV series, with Silicon Valley executive producer Alec Berg on board as well as Traffic writer Stephen Gaghan. So far, no network is attached.
Posted Thursday 11/02/17 at 4:29AM EDT
While doing Silicon Valley research, Kumail Nanjiani said he learned that tech companies don’t care about ethics
In a tweetstorm Wednesday, the HBO star expressed concern that the real Silicon Valley doesn’t even care about the ethical implications of their work. “As a cast member on a show about tech, our job entails visiting tech companies/conferences etc,” he tweeted. “We meet ppl eager to show off new tech. Often we'll see tech that is scary. I don't mean weapons etc. I mean altering video, tech that violates privacy, stuff w obv ethical issues. And we'll bring up our concerns to them. We are realizing that ZERO consideration seems to be given to the ethical implications of tech. They don't even have a pat rehearsed answer. They are shocked at being asked. Which means nobody is asking those questions.”
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 5:14PM EDT
Kumail Nanjiani can’t find the stage in his first SNL promo
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Saturday Night Live created an elaborate first promo for the Silicon Valley star.
Posted Wednesday 9/06/17 at 3:21PM EDT
Oprah, Alec Baldwin, Reese Witherspoon among Emmy presenters
The list of the first group of presenters also include Nicole Kidman, Kumail Nanjiani, Anna Faris and Jason Bateman.