The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi chats with On the Media's Brooke Gladstone

WNYC’s “On the Media” presents

Brooke Gladstone in a conversation with



Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7 pm

At The Greene Space at WNYC


(New York, NY—February 14, 2013) Aasif Mandvi is best known as the “Senior Muslim Correspondent” on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, but as Charles Isherwood of The New York Times recently remarked, “Those who know this talented performer only from his perky mock-commentaries…may be surprised to discover what a skilled stage actor he is.”

On Tuesday, February 26 at 7pm, the actor and comedian will join WNYC’s On the Media host Brooke Gladstone to discuss the full breadth of his television, film and theatrical work. From reporting “fake news” to creating nuanced roles for South Asians on the New York stage, Mandvi’s work has often engaged the experience of being Muslim in a post-9/11 America. In an evening that is sure to be both entertaining and illuminating, he will discuss all this, as well as what’s next on his plate.

Aasif Mandvi made his first appearance as contributor on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on August 9, 2006. He is the recipient of the OBIE award for his critically-acclaimed one-man show "Sakina's Restaurant." Other New York stage credits include the recently ended Disgraced, the 2002 Broadway revival of Oklahoma!, Homebody/Kabul, Suburbia, Trudy Blue and Speak Truth to Power. His TV and film credits include The Proposal, Ghost Town, Music & Lyrics, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Movie 43, and will star alongside Owen Wilson and Vince Vaugn in The Internship.

Brooke Gladstone is the Co-Host and Managing Editor of the Peabody Award-winning “On the Media” from WNYC and NPR.


What: Brooke Gladstone in a Conversation with AASIF MANDVI

Where: The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space (44 Charlton Street between Varick and Sixth Avenue)

When: Tuesday, February 26 at 7pm

Tickets: $15; available at:



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