First gaining recognition and acclaim for his one-man UCB show Unpronounceable, Kumail Nanjiani comes to the Irvine Improv this Tuesday for their Comedy Juice showcase. Based in New York, Nanjiani jokes about his highly religious community in Pakistan, and making his way to glamorous Iowa for engineering college, before exploring standup in Chicago and New York. In the past year, Kumail has appeared on SNL, The Colbert Report, Kimmel, and Letterman, won two ECNYs for best standup and one-man show, and was featured New York Magazines 10 comedians to watch feature as well as Varietys 10 comics to watch. He also just wrapped the role of Simon in Greg Berlantis LIFE AS WE KNOW IT for Warner Brothers. Kumail is currently writing a pilot loosely based on his life for NBC and Conaco, as well as writing and performing on MICHAEL AND MICHAEL HAVE ISSUES for Comedy Central. Kumail was recently profiled in the NY Times and was the host of this years Gotham IFP Awards in New York.
Tue., July 27, 10 p.m., 2010