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By Budd Mishkin Source Aasif Mandvi makes a lot of people laugh as a correspondent on “The Daily Show.” His new memoir, “No Land’s Man” shows another side to the actor and how he came to make his mark on New York and beyond. NY1’s Budd Mishkin filed the following One on 1 profile.

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By Dean Obeidallah Source Aasif Mandvi talks about being the ‘all-things brown correspondent’ on The Daily Show and no longer having to play ‘Terrorist No. 4’ in films. Jon Stewart is known to be many things. He’s been an award-winning TV host, a critic of the media, a political comedian, and now he’s a movie […]

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By Aasif Mandvi Source In his memoir, No Land’s Man, now available for pre-order and on sale November 4, Aasif Mandvi recounts his life growing up in an industrial English town, moving to Florida with his family as a teenager, and making his way as an actor in New York City. As a self-described “Indo-Muslim-British-American […]

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By Aasif Mandvi Source “The Internship” co-star, a son of Indian immigrants, writes about channeling Peter Sellers and “The Simpsons’ ” Apu as he climbed a ladder of brown-skinned stereotypes to Hollywood success.

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By Dan Washburn Source Many of you know Aasif Mandvi as the “Daily Show‘s” longtime “Senior Asian Correspondent,” “Senior Middle East Correspondent,” “Senior Foreign Looking Correspondent” and “Senior Muslim Correspondent.”

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By Brooke Gladsotne and Bob Garfield Source BOB GARFIELD:  This is On the Media. I’m Bob Garfield. BROOKE GLADSTONE:  And I’m Brooke Gladstone. Aasif Mandvi is a stage and film actor, a writer and teller of stories and “Senior Muslim Correspondent” on The Daily Show. Born in India, raised in the UK, transplanted as a teenager […]

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By Jesse McKinley Source Anyone who has seen Ayad Akhtar’s drama “Disgraced,” at the Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center knows the Big Scene: an explosive dinner party featuring a rainbow of character types — a Muslim, a white woman, a Jewish man, his African-American wife — whose verbal combat can make even starving audience […]

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By Gerard Raymond Source A week ago you might have caught Aasif Mandvi on television, in one of his regular appearances on The Daily Show, waggishly offering post-debate closing arguments for the Romney campaign. Mandvi has been a regular “correspondent” for the popular Comedy Central program since 2006, filling reports as “White House Correspondent,” “Senior Asian […]

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By Brandon Voss Source At the crossroads of comedy and cultures, “The Daily Show” correspondent Aasif Mandvi revisits his roots, theatrically and culturally, in LCT3’s Disgraced.

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By Arielle Stevenson Source The last time I saw The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi in Tampa Bay, he was losing miserably in a wing-eating competition at Clearwater’s original Hooters. Now he’s here with Jon Stewart and crew to cover the convention. Mandvi spent a good chunk of his formative years in Tampa and I’m a […]

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