Kumail Nanjiani

Kumail Nanjiani is a comedian who has been on most of the ¿it¿ talk shows -- "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Show with David Letterman" -- and made a splash on TV ("Portlandia," "The Colbert Report" and a regular stint on "Franklin & Bash"). The Karachi, Pakistan, native's popularity is a result of his ability to take stereotypes to a whole other funny level.
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Why go: </b>TV, radio and movie don't do full justice to Nanjiani's comedic talents.
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Reconsider:</b> Stereotype humor can bring on nervous laughter.
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Details: </b>8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday at UP Comedy Club, Piper's Alley, 230 W. North Ave.; $20-$25; 312-662-4562, upcomedyclub.com

( May 3, 2012 )

Kumail Nanjiani is a comedian who has been on most of the ¿it¿ talk shows -- "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," "The Late Show with David Letterman" -- and made a splash on TV ("Portlandia," "The Colbert Report" and a regular stint on "Franklin & Bash"). The Karachi, Pakistan, native's popularity is a result of his ability to take stereotypes to a whole other funny level.

Why go: TV, radio and movie don't do full justice to Nanjiani's comedic talents.

Reconsider: Stereotype humor can bring on nervous laughter.

Details: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 8 p.m. Sunday at UP Comedy Club, Piper's Alley, 230 W. North Ave.; $20-$25; 312-662-4562, upcomedyclub.com

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