The pleasure from acting comes from having great writing to work with. If it's well written and the character is interesting, then, as an actor, that's the raw material I need.

-Aasif Mandvi
Aasif Mandvi

You can talk about and think about Muslims as you want, but you can't stop Muslims from building a mosque. You can hate Muslims from the comfort of your house or publicly, but when that becomes stopping Muslims from building a mosque or worshipping, then we are crossing the line into something else.

Aasif Mandvi
I don't want to tell people what they should think.
Aasif Mandvi

One thing I always did in my career was writing. I always was writing. I was trying to create things. For myself, for other people.

Aasif Mandvi
In America, you have this kind of individualism and in the West, essentially, you have this individualism - this idea of my own personal fulfillment.
Aasif Mandvi

When my family decided to leave England I could not have been happier. I was sort of like - America seemed like the land of opportunity and, you know, it was Hollywood to me.

Aasif Mandvi
The average Indian doesn't care about Hollywood movies because they have far too many movies of their own to watch, to miss, and I hope a story like 'Million Dollar Arm,' that is actually about India and deals with these two Indian kids, resonates over there and makes people want to go and see the movie.
Aasif Mandvi

The great joy of doing 'The Daily Show' for me is that I get to sit on the fence between cultures. I am commenting on the absurdity of both sides as an outsider and insider. Sometimes I'm playing the brown guy, and sometimes I'm not, but the best stuff I do always goes back to being a brown kid in a white world.

Aasif Mandvi
The pleasure from acting comes from having great writing to work with. If it's well written and the character is interesting, then, as an actor, that's the raw material I need.
Aasif Mandvi

Indian culture is essentially much more of a we culture. It's a communal culture where you do what's best for the community - you procreate.

Aasif Mandvi
North Carolina precinct chairman and GOP executive committee member Don Yelton thinks his state's new voting restrictions are just fine.