Many of Nanjiani’s earliest film and TV credits were, he says, “more or less what you’d expect”: “Delivery Guy,” “Cable Guy,” “Pakistani Chef.” But he quickly started getting more substantial roles, and in the past few years he has appeared on almost every show beloved by comedy snobs, including “Portlandia,” “Broad City,” “Community,” “Key & Peele,” and “Inside Amy Schumer.” He now has a lead part on “Silicon Valley,” an ensemble comedy on HBO, playing a coder who, despite his good looks, remains hopelessly unlucky with women.“It’s a version of me in high school, when I was at my least confident,” he said.
I’m just here for the ride.” It wasn’t the cleverest punch line in Nanjiani’s act, but it received a big laugh and a ten-second applause break. His next bit was about the Cyclone, the rickety roller coaster on Coney Island. “And the whole thing is made of uses for its space shuttles.” The bit could have been delivered in the nineteen-sixties, by Woody Allen or Mort Sahl, with one exception: Nanjiani said the ride was “the scariest experience of my life—and I grew up in .”Nanjiani spent his childhood in Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest city. They don’t warn you about Iowa.” When he got to college, he says, “I was super shy, but I learned that my friends thought I was funny.” His senior year, there was an open mike on campus, and his friends urged him to try standup. “I don’t think I’ve ever done better than that crowd, reaction-wise,” he said. But it gave me an irrational amount of confidence.” After school, he moved to Chicago and started performing.
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As a child, Nanjiani spoke Urdu at home; he learned English at school, and picked up colloquialisms from TV.
“I grew up watching ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Knight Rider’ and Hot Wheels commercials,” he said.