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Traditional television as we have known it will make love to the Internet and have a child. That child will be the future. It’s already…
The artist never really has any control over the impact of his work. If he starts thinking about the impact of his work, then he…
In America, people think being South Asian is still kind of exotic. When you go outside New York and Chicago and L.A., there are people…
I never consciously got into comedy. It was sort of one of those things where I was a theater student, I was acting, I was…
An artist’s job is simply to take the mirror in front of your face and hold it there. It’s not to give you any answers.…
When you’re brown and Indian, you get offered a lot of doctor roles.
The experience of being on a show that is very much in the center of popular culture is exciting. You really feel like you’re reaching…
In Britain, you never get away from the fact that you’re a foreigner. In the U.S., the view is it doesn’t matter where you come…
I’m not really a food connoisseur.
I’m Muslim the way many of my Jewish friends are Jewish: I avoid pork, and I take the big holidays off.
People lament that there’s no roles being written for South Asian or Muslim characters. But their parents don’t want their children to go into the…
I was born in India – but never really lived there.
The great joy of doing ‘The Daily Show’ for me is that I get to sit on the fence between cultures. I am commenting on…
I’ve always said I’m the worst representative of Muslim-Americans that’s ever existed, because I’ve been inside more bars than mosques.
If you don’t acknowledge differences, it’s as bad as stereotyping or reducing someone.
When I was 11 my friend’s mom made a peanut butter sandwich. I ate the sandwich and was like, ‘I’m never eating anything else again.’…
I think Islam has been hijacked by the idea that all Muslims are terrorists; that Islam is about hate, about war, about jihad – I…
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