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Watch Kumail Nanjiani and Conan O'Brien Play a Game of "Tweet or Literature"

Here's a clip from Kumail Nanjiani's visit with Conan last night, where he introduces his new short but genius (and also somewhat depressing) game "Tweet or Literature," which Conan passes with flying colors.

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 [...]

Kumail Nanjiani and Pete Holmes Played a Round of "Racist or Super-Racist"

Kumail Nanjiani was the first guest on The Pete Holmes Show last night, and long-time fans of their friendship got a glimpse of the pair's early days in standup when Kumail asked the audience to judge in a game of "Racist or Super-Racist." It really is a tough call.

Kumail Nanjiani Loves 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'

Kumail Nanjiani's new standup special, Beta Male, premieres on Comedy Central tomorrow at midnight, and Examiner has a fun chat with him about his favorite movies, which include Shaun of the Dead, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Host, and Four Weddings and a Funeral.

HBO Orders Mike Judge's Silicon Valley Comedy to Series

HBO has ordered a new show from King of the Hill and Office Space mastermind Mike Judge. Deadline reports that the pay cable network has given a series order to a comedy Judge co-created with John Altschuler and Dave Krisnky (King of the Hill, The Goode Family) that was previously titled Silicon Valley. The show follows a bunch of people working in the tech industry and stars an impressive ensemble of up-and-comers including T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Josh Brener, Lindsey Broad,Christopher Evan Welch, Amanda Crew, Angela Trimbur, Zach Woods, and Kumail Nanjiani. It's been a good day for The Office alum Zach Woods, who also has a supporting role in USA's [...]

'Silicon Valley's Skewering of the Tech Industry Feels Spot-On

A few weeks ago, South by Southwest offered an advance screening of the first two episodes of Mike Judge's new sitcom, Silicon Valley. It was shown as part of the festival's Episodic section, a new addition this year. Janet Pierson, Head of SXSW Film, stated the decision came after seeing how well the premiere of Lena Dunham’s Girls did in 2012, and she viewed it as a way to broaden the festival’s offerings — and stay vital — at a time when TV is offering so much interesting work. Judging from the reaction of the 600-plus film and tech nerds piled into the Austin Convention Center's Vimeo Theater, SXSW was [...]

Tig Notaro and Kumail Nanjiani Visit Natasha Leggero's Hot Tub

Here's the latest episode of Natasha Leggero's JASH talk show Tubbin' with Tash, in which she and sidekick Pig Bottom (Moshe Kasher) are visited by comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Tig Notaro, who insists on keeping her suit on in the hot tub.

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Kumail Nanjiani Talks Pornography, Chris Hardwick Tells Road Stories, and More!

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Road Stories - Chris Hardwick and Howard Kremer

ROGER: Roadstories exists for us [...]

Comedy Central Orders New Standup Series 'The Meltdown' with Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani

Comedy Central is adding another standup show to its lineup. The network announced today that it's ordered The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, a new series based on the live Los Angeles standup showcase The Meltdown. Hosted weekly by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjini and produced by Emily Gordon, The Meltdown has been one of the most popular and best standup shows in town since it started up at the NerdMelt Theater, a venue in the back of a comic book store, in 2011. The pilot was directed by Lance Bangs and the series will be produced by Ben Stiller's company Red Hour. The TV version will feature Ray [...]

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Fear, Fans, Feelings, Fear Again, and Forklifts

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

Kumail Nanjiani Plays the Unmarketable Dhalsim in 'Street Fighter Red Tape'

In the newest installment of Pete Holmes's Street Fighter-themed web series, Kumail Nanjiani plays the slow and stretchy Indian yogi Dhalsim, who Holmes calls out for being completely unmarketable and a walking contradiction who doesn't even know what yoga is.

Kumail Nanjiani, Natasha Leggero, and More Perform in the Trailer for Season 2 of 'This Is Not Happening'

Ari Shaffir's Comedy Central storytelling web series This Is Not Happening is set to premiere its second season on November 5th, and here's trailer for it that features David Koechner, Moshe Kasher, Kurt Braunohler, Joe Rogan, Kumail Nanjiani, Natasha Leggero, and more.

Kumail Nanjiani Shares His Comic-Con Experience

Here's comedian Kumail Nanjiani on Conan last night, telling a funny story about a weird thing that happened to him at Comic-Con this year.

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Eggs Over My Dad Abandoning Me

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

More funny people made their first attempts at Vine this past week. As part of #OneVineDay and the Just For Laughs festival in Chicago, some comedians who were either waiting for the app to get to Android and/or [...]