[ View the story "In conversation with Aasif Mandvi" on Storify] In conversation with Aasif Mandvi The actor and writer takes your questions on The Stream.
The Stream· Wed, Jan 14 2015 17:57:14
Although his roles on "The Daily Show" are purely satirical, actor
knows his personal role in Hollywood is no joke. In his book "
No Land's Man
," Mandvi discusses how he tackled issues like
in Hollywood, before finally settling into a comfortable identity: a man with a hyphenated identity.
the idea of #muslims kicking ass isn't usually seen as a good thing in #america, until now. honored to be on the list
The book covers Mandvi's personal journey, from growing up in England to co-writing and starring in the film "
". Fans took to Twitter to celebrate their favourite Indo-Muslim-British-American.
We've had different trajectories in the US (mine def not as funny), but @aasif's #NoLandsMan hit so close to home.
@aasif My husband just finished reading Part 2 of #NoLandsMan to me. I don't know when I have laughed so hard.Andrea James
"The world is a much easier, friendlier place when white people like you." Truth in @aasif's engaging book No Land's ManRohit
There arent many south asians in US media but the ones we have are a gem, hope @aasif goes farZaid Jilani
The Stream asked it's community: Do you have any questions for Aasif Mandvi?
@zuleqa @AJStream Is comedy/satire the best way to dilute religious extremism? How can we use humour to engage the masses to coexist?Xaenie
@zuleqa 2/2: What was the greatest advice he received that stays with him today?Aimee Monahan
@AJStream When will @aasif have his own show? And, more importantly, will we be able to watch it here in Ireland? #AJStreamKatrina Stovold