If you think about it, people are all the same. We all want some clothes on our back, food on the table, a roof over our heads and…well…something to laugh at. And so it goes for a little boy growing up in Pakistan. Kumail Nanjiani is an immigrant to the United States -- he arrived when he was 18 years old but today he is laughing it up with the best of America's comedians.
In addition to his stand up comedy, Nanjiani stars in the TNT legal drama Franklin and Bash as the sci-fi nerd, Pindar Singh, who works with the two main lawyers.
He will be performing at the Punchline Comedy Club in San Francisco this weekend and he spoke with New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi to shed light on life for a Pakistani American comedian.
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