Creator and Star of Halal in the Family, Former The Daily Show Correspondent & OBIE Award-Winning Actor and Playwright
Aasi Mandviwala, is a British-American actor and comedian. He began appearing as an occasional contributing correspondent on “The Daily Show” on August 9, 2006. On March 12, 2007, he was promoted to a regular correspondent.
He is the lead actor, co-writer and producer of the web series “Halal in the Family”. Mandvi is also the author of the book No Land’s Man.
He has acted in films such as Undermind, Spider-Man 2, The Proposal, The Understudy, The Last Airbender, Dark Horse, Million Dollar Arm, Mother’s Day, and Drunk Parents.
His television shows include “The Brink”, “National Geographic Explorer”, “Blue Bloods”, “Evil”, “This Way Up”, and “Mira, Royal Detective”.
Mandvi is involved with disaster-relief organizations such as the charity initiative Relief 4 Pakistan, which assists in flood relief in Pakistan. In 2010, he hosted the “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” comedy event to raise money for the organization.
An Evening with Aasif Mandvi
An evening of humorous storytelling as award-winning actor, comedian, and author Aasif Mandvi shares stories from his life; taking us on a lively and thought provoking journey of growing up as an immigrant Muslim kid in working class England to being a struggling actor in New York, to his adventures in Hollywood, to being the brown correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to his thoughts on the current political and social climate in Trump's America. Mandvi is also the author of the book" No Land's Man" and was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for ten years. He is the recipient of the OBIE award for his critically acclaimed one-man show Sakina's Restaurant which was adapted into the film Today's Special and he most recently starred in HBO’s The Brink. His recent film credits include The Internship, Million Dollar Arm and Mothers Day. Mandvi is also a veteran of the New York stage, with credits including the 2002 Broadway revival of Oklahoma!, Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, Homebody/Kabul, Suburbia, Trudy Blue, Speak Truth to Power, and the Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced.
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Was very funny; he provided a bridge between two worlds and gave us a chance to draw attendance from various groups.
- | Illinois State University
Terrific! Easy to work with. Terrific for students.
- | University of Alaska-Anchorage
Mr. Mandvi was very pleasant to work with and dealt with some of our technical difficulties with the utmost professionalism.
- | Eastern Illinois University