Aasif Mandvi is a British Indian comedian, writer and actor. He was a regular contributor on The Daily Show between 2007 and 2015. He acted in, wrote and co-produced the HBO comedy series The Brink, created and starred in the web series Halal in the Family, and is the author of the memoir No Land’s Man. He lives in New York City.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Podcast, friends and longtime former colleagues on The Daily Show Jason Jones and Aasif Mandvi are reunited for a conversation at the flagship Sonos store in Soho, NYC. Over the course of a hilarious and wide-ranging chat, the two talk about their worst fashion choices, their respective exercise regimes, their ambivalent feelings about social media, the new documentary The Problem with Apu (which Aasif appears in), Aasif’s desire to be (or to spawn) Hollywood’s first Indian-American action star, during all of which Jason Jones Solves Everything. (Including how to repeatedly plug the new season of his show, The Detour.) For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at talkhouse.com/film. Subscribe now on iTunes or Stitcher to stay in the loop about future Talkhouse Podcasts.
The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. the Giant Red Phase of the Sun” – Iced Ink
Episode engineered and edited by Mark Yoshizumi and produced by Talkhouse Podcast producer Elia Einhorn.