Following the success of comedians like Mindy Kaling, Hasan Minhaj and Kumail Nanjiani, an emerging class of South Asian American comedians is coming of age in New York and L.A.
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Aasif Mandvi was The Daily Show’s ‘Senior Foreign Looking Correspondent.’ In his show ‘Sakina’s Restaurant,’ he reveals the funny and not-funny sides of the immigrant experience.
Two new plays, ‘Flight’ and ‘An Ordinary Muslim,’ explore the immigrant experience, from xenophobia and abuse through to personal identity and one’s sense of home.
There’s a lot of exposed flesh on theater stages, a lot of it belonging to men, whether in shows with humor like ‘Naked Boys Singing’ or the more dramatic ‘Afterglow.’
There really is no better way to send up George R.R. Martin’s fantasy epic than with a rock score, Monty Python-style antics, and a lot of aggressive wigs.