‘The True American’ Will Find Kumail Nanjiani Turning from Comedy to Drama

Kumail Nanjiani will turn from comedy to drama for The True American. Nanjiani and Mark Ruffalo will star in the Pablo Larraín film, based on a true story of a Muslim immigrant who advocated for mercy for the man who nearly killed him. More on The True American movie below. Having spent most of his career in comedy, The […]

Edgar Wright Predicted ‘Baby Driver’ Oscar Noms in 2014, Won Awards Bet with Kumail Nanjiani

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced earlier this week, and while Edgar Wright‘s music-driven heist film Baby Driver didn’t end up with any nods in the major categories, the film did end up with a few technical awards, including Best Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Design. That’s certainly a great […]

‘My Beautiful Laundrette’ TV Series in the Works With Kumail Nanjiani as Star and Co-Writer

Lots of eyes are on Kumail Nanjiani now after the success of his autobiographical comedy, The Big Sick. While the comedian is still plugging away on the HBO comedy that provided his breakout role, Silicon Valley, Nanjiani is starting to flex his acting and writing chops outside of his comfort zone. Nanjiani will star in the TV remake of My Beautiful […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ and Kumail Nanjiani Tackle Racism, Sexual Assault & ‘It’, Watch the Best & Worst Sketches

Saturday Night Live finished up their first batch of new episodes kicking off the 43rd season by bringing in Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani to host for the first time, fresh off the summer success of his indie romantic comedy The Big Sick. Since Nanjiani is also a celebrated and established stand-up comedian, this episode […]

The Best and Worst of Last Night’s ‘SNL’ with Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani — who wrote and starred in The Big Sick, released this summer — technically made his second appearance on SNL last night. In 2008, the Pakistan-born actor had a part in the James Franco-hosted episode of the series as an “Indian reporter.” But last night was Nanjiani’s time to shine. His comedy style […]

SNL: Kumail Nanjiani's Islamophobia Monologue, Kellyanne Is IT and More

From Silicon Valley to Studio 8H! Kumail Nanjiani, co-writer and star of this summer’s indie breakout film The Big Sick, made his Saturday Night Live hosting debut this weekend. VIDEOSLarry David to Host SNL in November, With Musical Guest Miley Cyrus BEST: KELLYWISEThis IT parody was essentially a sequel to last season’s Fatal Attraction spoof, only […]

Gal Gadot and Kumail Nanjiani Join Hosts for Season 43 of ‘Saturday Night Live’

Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot will be hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live’s 43rd season, which kicks off on September 30. The series announced its first few hosts, and the lineup looks promising. The Big Sick and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani will also take the stage at Studio 8H. Both the first-timers will be joined […]

‘The Big Sick’ Clip: Ray Romano Has An Hilariously Awkward Chat with Kumail Nanjiani About 9/11

The Big Sick premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and I could not pay the romantic comedy enough compliments in my glowing review, so much that the marketing department even tossed up a pull quote on the trailer and the home page of the movie’s website. Thankfully, I’m not the only one gushing about […]

‘The Big Sick’ Writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon on Making a Universal Romantic Comedy [Interview]

The Big Sick is one of the best movies you’ll see in 2017 and one of the most refreshing, romantic, and emotionally brutal romantic comedies…of all time? That sounds like hyperbole, but in the weeks since I named it my favorite movie of SXSW 2017, it feels more and more true. Director Michael Showalter and […]

Bryan Fuller’s ‘Amazing Stories’ Remake Recruits Patton Oswalt, Kumail Nanjiani & More

It’s been about a year and a half since we heard that Pushing Daisies and Hannibal executive producer Bryan Fuller was working on a revival of the anthology series Amazing Stories. For those who don’t know, Amazing Stories was an hour-long weekly sci-fi and fantasy anthology series created and executive produced by Steven Spielberg that […]