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, standup comedian and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani sits down with DANIELS (aka Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), the directors of one his recent favorite movies, Swiss Army Man. The trio talk about their latest projects – the aforementioned “farting corpse” movie, DANIELS’ new interactive short Possibilia, and Nanjiani’s upcoming feature as writer-actor The Big Sick – as well as the insurance-related impact of action thrillers and superhero movies, the effect ADHD and anxiety on Kwan and Nanjiani’s careers and creativity, the perennial arguments Scheinert and Nanjiani have with their respective partners, 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 and edited by Elia Einhorn