27: Kumail Nanjiani - D in the W  

This week, Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley) starts a Grand Theft Auto mission and winds up in Dumb People Town! Kumail talks to the Sklars and Daniel Van Kirk about his smash hit movie "The Big Sick," working with Ray Romano, and how tricky it can be to make a movie about standup. In Story #1, a man needs a LOT of help after becoming intimately involved with a wrench. Kumail discusses writing and making "The Big Sick," and trying to portray characters from the stand up scene that feel true. In Story #2, thieves leave behind copious evidence after stealing devices that are literally made to be tracked. The group discusses Kumail's character arc on the latest season of Silicon Valley and Kumail's family's reaction to his movie before diving into Story #3, in which a man with a lethal snake bite doesn't react quite how you'd expect. Robert Durst leaves a voicemail about his new piñata business.

Episode 820 - Kumail Nanjiani & Emily Gordon / Jim Florentine  

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon are married. They also wrote the movie The Big Sick, which is based on their lives and in which Kumail plays himself. Marc also wrote an episode of television that was based on Kumail, only Kumail did not play himself. The three of them talk about the circumstances surrounding that situation and about the making of the movie. Plus, comedian Jim Florentine stops by to talk comedy, rock and driving Metallica around. This episode is sponsored by Casper and the Hanes FreshIQ ComfortBlend Modal Undershirt.

231 Kumail Nanjiani, James Adomian  

Things get weird fast as Kumail Nanjiani returns and Paul Giamatti bursts through the studio to confess all the experiments he’s gone through while shooting his films. Kumail then tells us what we can expect on his upcoming Comedy Central one-hour special “Beta Male,” explains what’s the first thing he’s ever observed, and re-enacts the process of how the stand-up comedy series “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail” got picked up. Suddenly, Jesse “The Body, The Mind, The Soul” Ventura appears to grant wishes and make a special proposition to Kumail.

416 Thomas Middleditch, Martin Starr, Kumail Nanjiani  

Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, and Martin Starr of HBO's Silicon Valley are back to give us the inside scoop of what we can look forward to in the 3rd season of their show on this week's Comedy Bang! Bang! They'll also take some calls from around the world, talk about Kumail's amazing experience on the set of The X-Files, and tell us about their "Rude Boys" scooter crew. Later, aspiring stand-up comedian Turd Dunkweed arrives to talk about the night Kumail discovered him while performing his act at an open mic at Meltdown Comics.

301 Jonah Ray, Kumail Nanjiani, Brendon Small  

The stars of The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail, the titular Jonah Ray & Kumail Nanjiani return to ring in the new hundo on today's Comedy Bing Bong Theory! After a delightful chat about jazz, their favorite skits, and waterproof books, Victor Diamond & his manager Tiny are back to talk about the aftermath from their last CBB appearance & Victor’s new podcast. Plus, the guys play the first Riddle Me This in celebration of the new hundo!Don’t forget to check out The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail on Comedy Central every Wednesday at 12:30 PST! This episode is sponsored by:  Squarespace : Use offer code FOURTH for a free trial. Helping you learn and keep you up to date on your computer’s hardware. Go to to save.

Metagame and more with Jeff Rubin  
After numerous requests, we brought on one of our favorite guests, Jeff Rubin, to play the Metagame with us, talk about the games we're playing now, and much more. Burnside was late but joins us at the end to play too!

Please excuse Kumail and Emily for not being able to remember the name "Metagame" in the intro. We recorded that part at 2am. You can buy Meta Game here. While we're giving out links, you can preorder Kumail's special Beta Male on Amazon here. You can also watch it on Comedy Central this Saturday, July 20th, at midnight!

Kumail Nanjiani  

There's plenty weird about my hilarious friend Kumail Nanjiani to get the show started off right! I've been good friends with Kumail for ten years so we're able to go deep into his comedy (specifically how his early voice was so different from his style now), his marriage (Kumail is one of the few young, married comedians I know) and his thoughts on religion. Buckle up for weirdness!

497 Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, Horatio Sanz, Eliza Skinner  

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon join Scott to talk about their new film The Big Sick based on their real life experiences, Kumail’s secret, and the exciting day to day in making a movie. Then, airport dispatcher Cooper F. Worthington-Tompkins stops by to share some jokes and to raise awareness about something serious. Plus, composer Lindsey Cumdrop arrives to get us acquainted with and sing some of her amazing work.This episode is brought to you by The Big Sick, Legal Zoom ( code: BANGBANG), ( code: BANGBANG), and I’m Sorry on truTV.

Senate GOP Tries to Rush Trumpcare: A Closer Look | Really!?! with Seth & Amy | Kumail Nanjiani  

Seth takes a closer look at the health care bill draft Senate Republicans finally unveiled after weeks of secret, closed-door meetings. Then, Seth and Amy Poehler revive a signature segment from their time as Weekend Update co-anchors, Really!?! with Seth & Amy. This time around, they address the conservative outrage surrounding a New York production of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar that comments on modern-day American politics. Then, Seth interviews actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who shares some of the harsh, and occasionally racist, personal comments people said about his movie The Big Sick, which is the real-life love story of him and his wife. Afterwards, Kumail talks about his stand-up roots to Late Night producer Henry Melcher as a podcast bonus. LATE NIGHT ON SOCIAL Rate the Late Night Podcast on iTunes: Subscribe to Late Night on YouTube: Follow Late Night on Twitter: Like Late Night on Facebook: Like Late Night on Instagram: Find Late Night on Snapchat: Get more Late Night with Seth Meyers: Watch Late Night with Seth Meyers weeknights 12:35/11:35c on NBC.

117 Highway Clean Up (w/ Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, Dan Ahdoot, Tawny Newsome, Mano Agapion)  

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes little sound makers to Spontaneanation! This week, Paul’s special return guests are Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon of The Big Sick! They chat about when they first learned what SEX was and how, what medical condition you may contract as a result of seeing their movie, and Kumail's favorite Vanessa Williams songs. Paul is then joined by Dan Ahdoot, Tawny Newsome, and Mano Agapion, to improvise a story set at a Highway Clean Up. And as always, Eban (only the best) Schletter scores it all on piano! New York! There are still tickets left to see Spontaneation Live at The Bell House in Brooklyn! November 12, 10pm: If you’d like to provide a location for the improv on a future episode, follow @Spontaneanation on Twitter so you won/t miss the prompt! This episode is brought to you by Mack Weldon ( code: PFT), Audible (, and Indochino ( code: PFT).

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon  

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are on the Nerdist podcast! They talk about their movie The Big Sick, talking private details of their lives with strangers and how the movie has shed light on Still's Disease. They talk about writing the movie and how it differed from their real experiences, Kumail talks about dealing with anti-Muslim rhetoric and they talk about what videos games they are playing and shows they are watching!

Kumail Nanjiani and Ray Romano  

Kumail Nanjiani has parlayed his success as a stand-up comic into an acting career, notably on Silicon Valley. Now he and his wife Emily have written a movie that was the runaway hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, The Big Sick. Everybody knows (and loves) Ray Romano, who plays the father of Kumail’s girlfriend. Leonard and Jessie ask the two comedians to compare their experiences in the standup world and learn how they made the transition to acting…but it’s clear that being funny comes naturally to both of them.


Romantic Comedies With Kumail Nanjiani  

Comedian and actor Kumail Nanjiani joins the gang for our live show recorded at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles. First, they discuss romantic comedies, a favorite subject of Kumail and Linda. Then, it's time for a quiz all about disguises. Plus, what's making us happy.

Emily V. Gordon Returns  

Emily V. Gordon (The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Indoor Kids) returns to Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend to talk about her new book Super You, working with her husband (comedian and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani), her writing process, body issues, kelp noodle salad, being married in secret, producing The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, initially wanting to write the book as a video game strategy guide, her cat Bagel, being organized, setting boundaries, identity crises and so much more. Plus we took your questions over twitter and did a round of Just Me Or Everyone.

Kumail and Emily's Comic-Con Diary!  

Today you're going on a journey with Emily and Kumail through their four day journey at Comic-Con! You'll go on the floor with them and their friends, backstage at The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, to parties, to a panel of Nerdist podcasters! Featuring Drew McWeeny, Pete Holmes, Taran Killam, MegaRan, Matt Mira, Thomas Middleditch, Job Stauffer from TellTale, Mo from Mondo, Lootcrate staff, Mike Rosenstein, artist Mike Mitchell, and Dan Harmon!

359 Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray, Horatio Sanz, Erin Whitehead  

The stars of The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail, Jonah Ray & Kumail Nanjiani are back to bless us with math magic on today’s Comedy Bing Bong! Our old friend Shelly Driftwood stops by as well to tell us all about his new book series based on O.J. Simpson and a new underground highway he’s working on. Later, Elaine the Dragon swoops in to talk about what it’s like being a dragon actor in Hollywood. Plus, Would You Rather is back in time to close out June!

Episode 140 - Emily Gordon  

Producer of The Meltdown, co-host of The Indoor Kids podcast and former couples therapist Emily Gordon joins the festivities this week to talk about rage oranges, webcams, Jesse making three Subway trips in a day, why rocket science is so damn hard, co-ed fraternities, people trying to get free therapy at parties, Emily's blog, decorating your house with Dave Kloc posters, astronomy sleuths uncovering the origins of Monet paintings, Brooks being cast in an upcoming movie, schizophrenia actually being eight different disorders, dating the person in front of you, algae that makes us idiots, the films of Dwight Yoakam, the Magnolia scene filmed in our neighborhood bar, out-of-date Philae comet-landing news, a robot that makes you think there's a ghost behind you, the Third Man Factor experienced by mountain climbers, British accents vs. American Southern accents, Jesse and Andy's counseling breakthrough, working with your spouse, the video game nostalgia of Ready Player One, and game recommendations including Splatoon, Unfinished Swan and Spirits.

Ep. 053 - The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail  

In this special edition of the Rotten Tomatoes podcast, Grae Drake and Sarah Ricard chat with Kumail Nanjiani ('Silicon Valley,' 'Portlandia') and Jonah Ray ('The League') about their Comedy Central series 'The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail'. The series finale of 'The Meltdown' airs Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 12:30 am ET/PT on Comedy Central, and features comedians Tom Lennon, Adam Cayton-Holland, Tom Wilson, and Kyle Kinane.

Terrifying with Kumail and Emily  

Today you're getting a special Kumail and Emily episode chock full of game talk and news talk. And yes, to answer all your questions, we have played P.T. Plus in the intro Kumail realizes the X Files episode of The Simpsons is on and freaks out.

Rainy Days with Kumail and Emily  

This week, it's raining so hard that Kumail and Emily decide to podcast from their house instead of going into the studio. That means you get lots of talk about games, TV, and movies, lots of talk about gaming news, and Kumail getting emotional about Harold Ramis.

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