Kumail Nanjiani is a Los Angeles-based writer and performer who is best known for playing Dinesh in Silicon Valley, as well as his appearances in Portlandia and voice work in Adventure Time. He first gained attention for his one-man show Unpronounceable, in 2013 had a special on Comedy Central called Beta Male, and on the same channel hosts The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail alongside Jonah Ray. He is the host of the podcasts The Indoor Kids and The X-Files Files.
On the latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast, stand-up comedy hero and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani talks with Michael Showalter about his new movie, Hello, My Name is Doris (in which Nanjiani has a small role). As well as that film, the two longtime friends discuss their first collaboration, the differing paths their careers have taken, Showalter’s tremendous love of money, the practical joke that former colleague Jessi Klein is still mad about, their upcoming movie together, and much more. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at thetalkhouse.com/film.
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 by Susan Valot and edited by Mark Yoshizumi