Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani is a stand-up comedian, video game aficionado, and an American citizen! In 2009 Kumail joined Michael and Michael Have Issues as a writer and actor and has since gone on to act in Traffic Light and IFC’s Portlandia. He has performed stand-up on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and Conan (among others), and was put on Comedy Central’s 2009 Hot List.

Guest Appearances

Matinee Monday: Leprechaun In The Hood w/ Kumail Nanjiani

We watched Leprechaun in the Hood, as you probably expected we would. Kumail Nanjiani is our guest, and he put this bad movie to the test. I realize these rhymes aren’t great, but this movie isn’t exactly first rate. Contain your howls and…


Best Of Stand Up From Conan: 2010-2011 (ft. Ron Funches, Tig Notaro, Kumail Nanjiani, Amy Schumer, and Reggie Watts)

To keep you entertained at home, we're rereleasing some classic Earwolf and Premium episodes from behind the paywall! You can find the rest of this series on Stitcher Premium. This week Laurie presents stand-up sets from Conan in 2010 and 2011, including…


Kumail Nanjiani

Comedian, actor, and writer Kumail Nanjiani feels apologetic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend. Kumail sits down with Conan to discuss his recent absence on the television program, coming from a hardworking family, having incredible balance, hating Ferris Bueller, and the best way…


Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

Crybabies #92April 11, 2018

Oscar nominated married couple/writers/actors/comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick) join Sarah and Susan to talk about their thought process behind the sex scenes in their film The Big Sick, Danny & Annie, Peter Bjorn & John’s “Objects Of…


Episode 041: A View To A Kill with Kumail Nanjiani

James Bonding #41September 12, 2017

Kumail Nanjiani joins Matt and Matt to discuss a James Bond movie for the ages. Specifically 57. That is the age of Roger Moore in this movie. It's got everything we never knew we wanted from a Bond movie. Including a tenuously…


Live at UCB Sunset w/ Kumail Nanjiani

Hollywood Handbook #201August 31, 2017

Sean and Hayes welcome Kumail Nanjiani on to the program to have a good talk about sex and body positivity.


Wait Awhile

Comedy Bang Bang #497July 10, 2017

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…


Highway Clean Up

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…


Silly Con Valley Poo Crew 3

Comedy Bang Bang #481April 10, 2017

Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, and Martin Starr of HBO’s Silicon Valley aka the Silly Con Vally Poo Crew return to give us the nits and grits of the 4th season of their show on this week’s Comedy Bang! Bang! They’ll also break…


Jon Cryer, Vance Gilbert, Sarah Silverman, Kumail Nanjiani

Never Not Funny #2005March 9, 2017

Select highlights from Pardcast-a-thon 2017, a benefit for Smile Train, featuring Jon Cryer, Vance Gilbert, Sarah Silverman, and Kumail Nanjiani. Purchase the full 12-hour audio/video package at nevernotfunny.com! Proceeds benefit Smile Train. This episode is brought to you by Backblaze (www.backblaze/pardo).


Airborne: LIVE!

How Did This Get Made? #155February 3, 2017

Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!), Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley, Fist Fight), and Danielle Schneider (Bitch Sesh) join Paul for a HDTGM All-Stars episode to discuss the 1993 rollerblading movie Airborne. Recorded live from Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, they cover…


State Fair: Live from Largo

Paul F. Tompkins welcomes the live audience and unseen listeners back to Spontaneanation, recorded in front of a LIVE audience at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special returning guest is Kumail Nanjiani of The Meltdown with Jonah and…


Silicone Bralley Poo Crew

Comedy Bang Bang #416April 18, 2016

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…


Sport Club: Live from Largo

Paul F. Tompkins once again welcomes the beautiful people of Los Angeles AND the internet to a LIVE episode of Spontaneanation recorded at the world-famous Largo at The Coronet! This week, Paul’s special guest is Kumail Nanjiani of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail and HBO’s…



Comedy Bang Bang #359June 29, 2015

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…


Kumail Nanjiani

Never Not Funny #1616May 28, 2015

Speaking in code with Kumail Nanjiani.


Alien vs. Aliens: LIVE!

The Canon #20April 2, 2015

Recorded LIVE from UCB-Sunset in Los Angeles, this very special episode of The Canon finds Devin & Amy inviting Silicon Valley star and The Indoor Kids host Kumail Nanjiani to pit Alien vs. Aliens in an epic space battle. Did Ridley Scott…


A Silicon Valley P-Cast

Comedy Bang Bang #342March 30, 2015

The stars of HBO's Silicon Valley, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, and Martin Starr share some spoilers from both the first and the upcoming second season season of their show on today’s Comedy Bing! Bong! They also talk about the history of TV…


Kumail Nanjiani, Our Close Friend

Hollywood Handbook #74March 10, 2015

Sean and Hayes describe what pilot season is and describe the new show they've been working on. Then, KUMAIL NANJIANI stops by to talk to the guys about their company, their favorite super heroes, and their upcoming video game. Finally, the Popcorn…


Empty Budweiser Bottle

Who Charted? #194August 20, 2014

Actor, comedian, and host, Kumail Nanjiani,  joins Howard and Kulap on this week's episode of the podcast that almost never was, Who Charted? Tune in to hear Howard, Kumail, and Kulap discuss sexy Pakistanis, the best animal odd couples, and how to…


They're Twins Jonah!

Comedy Bang Bang #301July 28, 2014

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…


Ugly Billionaires

Who Charted? #177April 23, 2014

We've got Kumail Nanjiani counting charts with your WieWie and Nntasha for another great episode of  Who Charted?! On this week's Who Charted? we'll learn how Kumail votes in the Girls vs. Music debate, why you should skip having kids, and just…


Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani shatters illusions that a pretty boy from Pakistan can’t find true happiness making drunks laugh. Even though his “Beta Male” stand-up special and co-starring roles on “Franklin & Bash” and Mike Judge’s new HBO series suggest otherwise, he reveals an…



Who Charted? #143August 28, 2013

Fan favorite Kumail Nanjiani makes his triumphant return to WhoochVille after a whopping 142 episodes and the lovely Natasha Leggero fills in for Iced Boba on this week's extra mega super special WHO CHARTED! Howard nobly hosts the show with a scratchy…


This Is Not Me, This Is Them

Comedy Bang Bang #231July 15, 2013

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…


Bread and Butter

Live from UCB-LA it's Jake with Kumail Nanjiani, Rob Corddry, and Noah Garfinkel on today's The Fogelnest Files. They come on and get aquatinted with waterbed technology, realize the magic music of a man named Taco, and get too much Bruce Vilanch. It's…


Cock Pulldowns

Sklarbro Country #139March 22, 2013

Waterfalls were punched and history was made as the very casually dressed Kumail Nanjiani returned to the calming shores for the first ever livestreamed episode of Sklarbro Country! Everything from gay gyms, squash in Pakistan, and video game tournaments were discussed. Also,…


Leprechaun in the Hood

How Did This Get Made? #22November 1, 2011

We watched Leprechaun in the Hood, as you probably expected we would. Kumail Nanjiani is our guest, and he put this bad movie to the test. I realize these rhymes aren't great, but this movie isn't exactly first rate. Contain your howls…


Good American Manners

Sklarbro Country #34March 18, 2011

Okay, so like no offense, but there are like these hoards of Hendersons roaming around the internet. And it's like, if you're going to listen to Sklarbro Country, use some manners! It's like every five minutes, I'll be deep into listening to…


Take My Wife From Me!

Totally Laime #51January 23, 2011

Guys, you may think that stand up comedian KUMAIL NANJIANI is a hilariously funny, handsome fellow, and you would be correct. But what you probably don't know is that he also has the secret cures to Cancer, Aids, and not having fun.…


Monkey with a Firecracker

Who Charted? #2December 13, 2010

For those of you waiting to hear how things have changed in the charts, we have an update: Howard still hates Harry Potter. He and Kulap bring in Kumail Nanjiani to discuss Bruno Mars, Jake Gyllenhaal, and of course, Florian Henckel von…


I Am Not Food

Comedy Bang Bang #69September 1, 2010

LIL' GARY IS BACK! If I may say so myself, this is the closest he's ever gotten to pronouncing a word correctly. Loch and Key serve as the house band for this episode, which brings back Kumail Nanjiani for his second appearance.…


Winter Olympic Fever

Comedy Bang Bang #41February 19, 2010

The winter Olympics are here, and I know what you all are thinking: “What does Academy Award nominated singer/songwriter Aimee Mann think of the winter Olympics?” Well don't you worry your pretty little head, because you get 15 solid minutes of Olympic…

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