Kumail Nanjiani Uses ‘SNL’ Monologue To Talk About Being Muslim – WATCH VIDEO

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Kumail Nanjiani SNL Monologue

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Kumail Nanjiani SNL Monologue


Kumail Nanjiani opened his “SNL” monologue by talking about being from Pakistan, being Muslim and dealing with racists. He also discussed how he’s married a “white woman.” He noted that’s a big part of the plot of his film The Big Sick. See the video below of Nanjiani’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue.

Nanjiani joked that Islamophobia is like “Will & Grace.” He said it was big years ago, and now it’s back again. He also said he has no problem with racists as long as they’re smart.” “An informed racist is a better racist,” cracked the comedian. Nanjiani also spoke about how an online commenter said he watched the whole, “I just don’t like race mixing.” The comedian noted, “Nobody good ever says ‘race mixing,'” even if they’re “pro race mixing.”

This marks the first time Nanjiani has hosted “Saturday Night Live.” This has been a great year for the comedic actor and writer. His autobiographical comedy, The Big Sick, was a critical and commercial success. As noted above, the film tells the story about how Nanjiani, a Muslim from Pakistan, met and fell in love with his wife Emily Gordon. Among the obstacles for Nanjiani in the film (and in real-life) were that for some time Gordon was in a coma and his devout parents wanted him to wed a Muslim woman in an arranged marriage.

Nanjiani is also on “SNL” in support of his new animated film The Lego Ninjago Movie, which was released three weeks ago and, as Gossip Cop reported earlier, remains in the Top 10 movies this weekend. For many others, Nanjiani is best known for his four seasons on the HBO send-up of the tech industry, “Silicon Valley.”

And while this mark Nanjiani’s debut as the host of “SNL,” it’s actually not the first time he’s been on the sketch comedy show. Back in 2008, he played an Indian reporter in a sketch that mocked the New York Times. Nanjiani actually got to utter a couple of funny lines in the skit that sadly is nowhere online anymore.

Check out the video below of Kumail Nanjiani talking about being Muslim during his “SNL” monologue.

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