As correspondent on The Daily Show or on HBOs hit…
As correspondent on The Daily Show or on HBOs hit series The Brink, Aasif Mandvi is tackling bigotry and Islamophobia one show at a time. In this portrait of his life and career he shares the immigrant journey that brought him eventually to New York, the importance of The Daily Show and the unique opportunity he has today to change the perception of Muslims with his Funny or Die parody series Halal In The Family.
Since Jon Stewart steps down this week from The Daily Show, after hosting the Emmy-winning program for the last 17 years, we ask Aasif about what the show, and Jon Stewart, has meant to him personally and on a larger scale – geopolitics in comedy today. We also speak to Amy Mitchell of the Pew Research Center in Washington, Department of Journalism, on the impact and influence of The Daily Show.
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