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The Inside Story of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

“I’ve always been fascinated with the moment people go from being a just a group in a room to one unit – for me, that’s the most interesting thing on the planet,” says Emily Gordon, co-producer of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. “Movies do that, and church does that, and comedy shows do that, and I always wanted to make an environment where that happens.”

Every Wednesday night, it happens in an unlikely place: the dim, unfinished back room of a comic book shop on Sunset Boulevard. 

Just a few blocks east of Los Angeles’ biggest comedy clubs, the NerdMelt Showroom is home to one of [...]

Comedy Central Is Filming a Pilot of Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani's Stand-up Show "The Meltdown"

Comedy Central has ordered a pilot episode for a stand-up series based on Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani's wildly-popular, excellent live show The Meltdown. The Meltdown is a weekly stand-up showcase held at NerdMelt in Los Angeles since 2011, hosted by Ray and Nanjiani and produced by Emily V. Gordon, and it's easily the hottest stand-up show in town right now. The pilot is being directed by Lance Bangs and produced by Ben Stiller's company Red Hour. Head on over to The Meltdown Tumblr for info on how you can attend the taping on February 13th. Basing a stand-up TV show on a popular live stand-up show is [...]

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon Share the Fascinating Story Behind Their Marriage

Cosmo has a great interview with comedy couple Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon in which they detail the super interesting and intense story behind their marriage, which involved three weddings, keeping their marriage a secret early on, and a near-tragic coma.

The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: The Meta Game with The Indoor Kids and Patrick Cassels

This week on this extra curricular Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff appears on a cross-over podcast episode with the Indoor Kids' Kumail and Emily, with Patrick Cassels as well. They play the Meta Game and during it they have to make arguments for why dodgeball is the most stressful thing, why saying Google will get you laid, and why Hungry Hungry Hippos is the best symbol for people who have no friends.

"Kids are taught communication skills in school, they are taught English, but are they ever taught silence, are they ever taught the importance of listening? They are taught art and music, but are they ever [...]