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Aasif Mandvi Tells Seth Meyers How He Got Hired on 'The Daily Show'

Aasif Mandvi was a guest on last night's Late Night, where he told Seth Meyers about some of the more stereotypically Indian roles he's auditioned for (a bunch of doctors and a snake charmer) as well as what his parents thought when he was hired as Daily Show's "Senior Muslim Correspondent." Watch more from the interview below:

North Carolina Republican Resigns After Super Racist 'Daily Show' Interview

On Wednesday's Daily Show, correspondent Aasif Mandvi delved into North Carolina's new Voter ID law, interviewing Don Yelton, precinct chair of the Buncombe County Republican Party. In the course of the interview, Yelton referred to "lazy blacks" that want "the government to give them everything," while also arguing that neither he nor the law he supported were racist. Now, the local GOP party says Yelton has resigned from his post, saying in a statement, "Mr. Yelton's comments are offensive, uniformed, and unacceptable of any member within the Republican Party. In no way are his comments representative of the local or state Republican Party." Below, check out the original interview in its [...]

Jon Stewart and His News Team Catch Up on Recent Anthony Weiner Controversies

Here's recently returned Jon Stewart reuniting with his news team to cover a slew of recent Anthony Weiner racial controversies. Good thing Stewart has such a big staff to help keep track of this guy.

Ken Marino Will Star in 'The Gates' Pilot for NBC

Ken Marino, star of The State, Party Down, Childrens Hospital, Burning Love and about a million other wonderful things, has signed on to star in a comedy pilot called The Gates for NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show is based on the UK comedy of the same name, which follows parents and staff navigating the student drop-off line for an elementary school. Marino will play Mark, a lovable nice guy married to a type-A wife (Kathleen Rose Perkins, House of Lies). The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi has also joined on as Trevor, a super-driven Yale educated dad with high-achieving, competitive kids. Cathy Yuspa and Josh [...]

'Daily Show' Senior Correspondents Make Some Outside of the Show Plans

It must be real awkward around the Daily Show correspondents' cafeteria. Everyone is a senior correspondent of something – there are no junior correspondents – leaving them with no natural hierarchy. Good thing they all get out of the office from time to time. Recently, Senior Middle East Correspondent Aasif Mandvi got out to film a new special for the Cooking Channel. Today's Special: NY Indian pairs Mandvi with Indian food expert Madhur Jaffrey and follows the duo around New York as they sample the best in South Asian food. Sounds delicious and hilarious. Less delicious and probably more hilarious will be Larry Wilmore's Race, Religion and [...]

Aasif Mandvi Explains How 'The Daily Show' Made Him a "Terrorist of Comedy"

"The longer I spent time on The Daily Show, standing in front of a green screen pretending to report from war zones and hot spots around the world—most often from somewhere in the Middle East—the more I began to realize that The Daily Show was radicalizing me. I was being allowed to express the outrage that had lain dormant in me since the aftermath of September 11. I was becoming a terrorist of comedy … I was learning to fire missiles of satire across the basic cable airwaves and blow the minds of a million people."

- Aasif Mandvi looks back on getting hired on The Daily Show and his [...]

Aasif Mandvi Looked Into North Carolina's New Voter ID Law

Last night, The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi took a hard look at the effects of the recent ruling by the Supreme Court on the Voting Rights Act, heading down to North Caroline to investigate their new and totally necessary voter ID law.

Aasif Mandvi Didn't Want His Picture Taken with Sarah Palin

Longtime Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi attended the White House Correspondents' Dinner this weekend and turned down the once-in-a-lifetie opportunity to get his picture taken with Sarah Palin. Mandvi tells Vulture:

Somebody asked me if I would like to get my picture taken with Sarah Palin. She was standing a few feet away. She couldn't hear me, but [this guy] was like, "Do you want to get your picture taken with Sarah?" And I was like, "You know, I don't. I really don't."

Sheesh, what's this guy got against Sarah Palin?

'The Daily Show' Correspondents Will Explain the Amendments to You

Getting a little rusty on your Constitutional Amendments? Well, The Daily Show correspondents are stepping in to kick that problem to the curb. The whole news team (aka "The Best Fucking News Team Ever) have teamed up to make this series of online videos, telling you everything you need to know about the Amendments. Here's the group explaining the right to bear arms (2nd Amendment) that should scare you into watching the rest of their videos, which are embedded below.

Aasif Mandvi on the Bright Side of Discrimination

The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi closed out the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund's Justice in Action Awards last week with a very funny speech (which, he noted, may also be used as an NYPD training video). AALDEF's work is great and all, but Mandvi makes a compelling case for them to stop their fight against discrimination and let him continue having fun scaring white people on airplanes. I mean, if we all respected each other's beliefs as human beings, how would we play hilarious pranks on bigots? It would be so boring.

Aasif Mandvi Markets "Brosurance" to the College Crowd

Last night on The Daily Show, Aasif Mandvi spoke with a focus group of young bros and ladybros to get their take on a few very beer-focused Obamacare awareness campaigns meant to speak to the college age crowd. Apparently the youth of today can see straight right through all those ageist keg stand, cornhole, and hookup references, but that doesn't stop Mandvi from dressing up likes James Franco's Spring Breakers character in an effort to get them excited for health insurance.

'The Daily Show' Correspondents Were Determined to Break News Last Night

The Best F#@king News Team Ever hit the streets of New York last night to figure out just what the hell was going on, and as always, their reporting was second to none. John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, and Aasif Mandvi really gave CNN a run for their money.

Aasif Mandvi Dives Deep Into the NCAA for 'The Daily Show'

Last night, Daily Show corresponent Aasif Mandvi filed this report on the NCAA, which seems like quite an upstanding organization.

Jake Lacy Is Joining 'The Office' and Other People Were Cast in Other Roles

- After being replaced by T.J. Miller on The Goodwin Games, Jake Lacy has been added as a series regular to The Office. He is the second young new hire, after Clark Duke, that seems like a good fit for the rumored reboot.

- Aasif Mandvi is going to co-star in the Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson comedy The Internship (aka "Workplace Crashers") as the man in charge of the internship that Vaughn and Wilson are a part of.

- In other Daily Show correspondent castings, Dan Bakkedahl will play a rival DEA agent in the Sandra Bullock-Melissa McCarthy buddy copy film, The Heat.

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