Talk:Kumail Nanjiani

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Since beginning his career in Chicago, he has performed standup on a number of television programs including the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Conan. He also had a recurring role and was a staff writer on Michael & Michael Have Issues and has appeared on The Colbert Report and Burning Love. Candleabracadabra (talk) 12:09, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

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He was named one of Comedy Central's breakout comedians of 2009, along with Nick Kroll, Aziz Ansari, Whitney Cummings, Donald Glover, Matt Braunger, T.J. Miller, Anthony Jeselnik, and Jon Lajoie.

Candleabracadabra (talk) 23:33, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Nationality in lede[edit]

I changed it to American, since he became notable after moving to America. I sometimes see Pakistani-born American or the like. Does he still hold Pakistani citizenship? This could effect the info box and categories as well. --Malerooster (talk) 22:24, 4 August 2014 (UTC)


In the article he's labeled as "Former muslim". In this interview from april 2017 he says he is muslim. You can watch it by searching "Kumail Nanjiani on How We See Muslims" with Chelsea, from 0:42 mark and onwards (cant paste the URL due to spam filter). Think this should be corrected in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Um27 (talkcontribs) 10:50, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

This [1] looks to be the link. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 18:31, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
@TonyIsTheWoman: Please watch the clip from around the point that the OP suggested. Nanjiani says he is a Muslim, and this is a newer statement so it would trump the previous statement. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 23:24, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
Hey @Emir of Wikipedia:! I'm aware of video and see it as nothing but an amplification in the context of the anecdote that he told about his wife; certainly not statement that would abolish his previous one, in the in-depth interview that he gave. Furthermore, I reckon it's important that we try and reflect subject's practises and beliefs as accurately as possible. TonyIsTheWoman (talk) 14:27, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
I did think that it may be just "an amplification in the context of the anecdote" which is why I didn't write that he currently is a Muslim. but it was still enough for me to doubt the other statement which is why I removed it. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 21:53, 10 June 2017 (UTC)
His recent interview says he is a Muslim, so we should add it in the article, Simple. -- (talk) 01:55, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
In the AV Club interview he never 'himself says he an atheist. However in the Chelsea interview he says he is a Muslim when discussing the representation of Muslims in media so I think we should add what he said and not what he didn't.-- (talk) 06:10, 18 July 2017 (UTC)

Note – both "atheist" and "fundamentalist" are mentioned by the interviewer, not Nanjiani. For accuracy and to prevent constant reverts and edit wars, I reckon it would be correct to avoid both descriptions. I agree that "atheist" ought to be replaced with "secular". Your thoughts, @Emir of Wikipedia:? TonyIsTheWoman (talk) 06:38, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

It might be best to avoid both descriptions then. Emir of Wikipedia (talk) 10:56, 19 July 2017 (UTC)