A correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Aasif Mandvi brings a hilarious, skewering perspective on politics and foreign affairs to audiences around the country. Known for his entertaining and insightful "on-location" reporting, Mandvi has a wide-range of entertainment industry experience, having appeared in film and on television, and as an OBIE Award-winner for his one-man play, Sakina's Restaurant.
In No Land's Man, a new collection of personal essays, Mandvi writes about his acting career, his time on The Daily Show and his life as an immigrant. His humor underscores deeper themes of cultural diversity, family ties, and finding your place in the world.
His other New York stage credits include the 2002 Broadway revival of OKLAHOMA!, Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, Homebody/Kabul, Suburbia, Trudy Blue, Speak Truth to Power, and Disgraced.
Mandvi starred in the 2013 comedies The Internship and Us and Them, and has a leading role in the 2014 Disney film Million Dollar Arm, which pre-screened as one of the highest rated Disney films of all time. He has also reprised his lead role in the Broadway play Disgraced, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Born in Bombay, now Mumbai, India, Mandvis family moved to England when he was one year old, then to the United States when he was 16. A graduate of the University of South Florida, he began his career as a performer at Disney-MGM Studios at Walt Disney World Resort before moving to New York to begin a career in Theatre. Mandvi engages audiences with his comedic talents and personality and shares his personal journey of growing up as an Indian American.
Was very funny; he provided a bridge between two worlds and gave us a chance to draw attendance from various groups.
Terrific! Easy to work with. Terrific for students.
Mr. Mandvi was very pleasant to work with and dealt with some of our technical difficulties with the utmost professionalism.