Kumail Nanjiani is leading the latest Chicago invasion of comedians in NYC. He has been featured in The New York Times, Variety's10 Comics to Watch, the Hollywood Reporter's10 Rising Comedy Talents and New York Magazine's10 Comedians that Funny People Find Funny. In addition to opening national theater shows for Zach Galifianakis and Stella, Kumail has performed his critically acclaimed one man show Unpronounceable (directed by Paul Provenza) at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NY and Improv Olympic West in Los Angeles. In 2008, he received two ECNY awards for best male stand-up comedian and best one person show.
This year, Kumail performed stand-up on ABC'sJimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham. He has had memorable recurring roles on The Colbert Report and Michael and Michael Have Issues, for which he is also a writer. Next up, you can catch him on The Late Show with David Letterman or in the upcoming feature film Life as We Know It, starring Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel.