Aasif Mandvi Has “Been Inside More Bars Than Mosques”

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When I first heard the title of the movie Today's Special, I thought about that kids' show from the 90s where the mannequins in a store came to life and hung out at night. Sadly, the movie is actually about Indian food. One that starred comedian and Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi (he's the one in the Team Mohammed shirt), nonetheless. He spoke to the New York Times about the movie and about his relationship with Islam and his native India. I’ve always said I’m the worst representative of … [Read more...]

Shaquille O’Neal Drops Some Hebrew on The Daily Show

The other night, Jon Stewart interviewed basketball great Shaquille O'Neal on The Daily Show. Near the end of the interview, Jon mentioned that his son loves Shaq and wants to be a pro basketball player, and Jon wanted to know how he was going to break it to his son that Jews aren't known for their basketball skills. Shaq replied, "Tell him Uncle Shaq said baruch hashem." That expression means anything from "Good luck!" to "Thank G-d," but its usage here is perfect. … [Read more...]


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