February 07, 2011 | Talk of the Town
This Indian-born, Tampa-bred comedian was well versed in the wackier side of Americana—he worked as a performer at Disney-MGM Studios—long before he became a regular correspondent alongside Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. His knack for politically charged humor is helping combat anti-Muslim prejudice and making fans of the unlikeliest of audiences. His new movie, Today’s Special—which he also co-wrote—continues that pattern, shining a lovingly hysterical light on his own family.
My fantasy entourage includes: Muhammad Ali, Paul Newman, Elvis Presley, David Letterman
On what occasion do you lie? When the truth will get me arrested
No one would expect: I used to be a Michael Jackson impersonator.
What do you find irresistible in a mate? Beauty, humor and self-hatred
You always TiVo: American Idol, Grey’s Anatomy, Life & Times of Tim, I Shouldn’t Be Alive
What are you obsessed with? Angry Birds
What is your greatest extravagance? Women
We go behind the scenes with musician and actress Zoë Kravitz at her Ocean Drive photo shoot.