This Variety Show Pokes at the Edges of the First-Generation Experience

November 19, 2018

Getting to the inaugural Crazy Funny South Asians variety show at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater was a trek given the near-apocalyptic scale of this season’s first snow on November 15. But somewhere between the endless lines outside Penn Station mere blocks away, the unnecessary but – I’m calling it – quintessentially Indian queue skipping … Read More

Hasan Minhaj Is Getting His Own Netflix Show

March 1, 2018

Everyone’s favorite brown boy is back! Breakout star of The Daily Show, comedian Hasan Minhaj will have his own weekly show on Netflix. It’s not clear yet what Minhaj’s show will be about, but there’s no doubt we’ll be treated to deep dives into race, culture, and more as we’ve seen with the comedian so … Read More

Code-Switched Is a Webseries By and For South Asians

December 4, 2017

Code-Switched, a new show by, for, and about young South Asians just released its pilot episode. Starring Sonal Aggarwal, Sabeen Sadiq, Saurabh Pande, Vikram Pandya, and Stephen George as a bunch of young South Asians dealing with work, family, and love in Chicago. Kajal spoke with show creator Karan Sunil about representation, brown folks in … Read More

The New Trailer for Hasan Minhaj’s Netflix Special is Here

May 13, 2017

Homecoming King is coming to a laptop near you May 23. After debuting his one-man show in 2015, Hasan Minhaj’s Homecoming King has gone on a national tour and is finally landing on Netflix this month. Minhaj quickly became a household name after his caustic address at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner last month. Homecoming King will … Read More

Hasan Bhai-Jaan at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

April 30, 2017

Watch him drag the “Orange Man behind the Muslim Ban.” Last night, everyone’s funniest cousin Hasan Minhaj hosted the White House Correspondents Dinner. The President and most of his administration decided to skip the event, probably because he “can’t take a joke,” but that didn’t stop Minhaj from dragging him, along with the journalists in the room. … Read More

Brown Privilege Comedy Showcases the Best New Comics in Town

April 13, 2017

Browntown Clowns Win Brown Crown So Bow Down Saurin Choksi and Sareen Patel have been gathering comedians and fans in the backroom of a Brooklyn bar for over a year now. As the guests get settled into the chairs, Patel begins spinning the music from his DJ project Brown Privilege which gives the night its name. By … Read More

Aziz Ansari’s Monologue is the Perfect Cherry on Top of This Weekend

January 22, 2017

He took down the “lowercase kkk” movement and Trump. I’ll be the first to say I had misgivings about Aziz Ansari hosting SNL this week. Not only was he the first South Asian host ever (something that is a dubious beacon of positivity in 2017), but this was the same show that invited Donald Trump to … Read More

WATCH: Aziz Ansari Doesn’t Give A F•ck About Your Voting Excuses

October 19, 2016

“What the f*ck do you need?! How many celebrities have made these stupid f*cking videos?!” Aziz Ansari has come out of the Master of None writer’s room to discuss the most pressing and embarrassing issue of the day: undecided voters. In a new video from the environmental SuperPac NextGen Climate Action Committee, Ansari blasts people … Read More

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