Performing Artist: Kumail Nanjiani
Kumail is a tireless Los Angeles-based writer and performer who has been featured in Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” the Hollywood Reporter’s “10 Rising Comedy Talents” and New York Magazine’s “10 Comedians that Funny People Find Funny.” Kumail first gained attention for his critically acclaimed one-man show “Unpronounceable” (directed by Paul Provenza), and in 2008, he received two ECNY awards for Best Male Stand-up Comedian and Best One Man Show.
He’s toured with Stella, Eugene Mirman, and Zach Galifianakis and has been seen performing stand-up on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. He has also been featured on Portlandia, The Colbert Report, Michael and Michael Have Issues, Fox’s Traffic Light, and the feature film Life As We Know It. He was recently featured on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central and as a regular cast member on TNT’s Franklin & Bash.