Watch SNL Host Kumail Nanjiani Deliver a Cutting Monologue on Islamophobia

Watch SNL Host Kumail Nanjiani Deliver a Cutting Monologue on Islamophobia
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Saturday Night Live with a searing stand-up comedy monologue that, in large part, took aim at the many different flavors of racist in the U.S. and the world.His film The Big Sick was a big hit this summer. The movie was inspired by the true story of his real-life wife’s Emily V.

SNL: Kumail Nanjiani's Islamophobia Monologue, Kellyanne Is IT and More
SNL: Kumail Nanjiani's Islamophobia Monologue, Kellyanne Is IT and More

SNL monologue that tackled pretty much everything that would make your typical network television viewer a little nervous. And where you expect guys like Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle to do a certain set when they host the show, Nanjiani probably wasn’t expected to hit on some of the topics he tossed out. Thankfully he did and kicked off the show strong after what seemed to be a tame Donald Trump cold open.SNL was especially funny. Already, Season 43 has been stellar so far, and it’s still just getting started. Ultimately we will have to see if the show manages to perform as well as the season before it, as Season 42 boasted its highest ratings in over 20 years.

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Bank Breakers Day played host in this money-stealing game as Nanjiani and Strong faced off. But really it was about Cecily Strong being an amazing veteran and mother while Nanjiani was just kind of a regular guy. She had him beat on every moral and sympathetic ground and he played it up for laughs how badly he felt that he was beating her at every turn in the game. She, of course, just played super sweet the whole time. The whole extended joke was just hilariously ridiculous with the actors selling it flawlessly. It was hilariously uncomfortable as once again Day and Nanjiani showed amazing chemistry working together.Saturday Night Live and for live stream details below:Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani is coming on as the host of the evening. Joining him as the official musical guest will be the icon P!nk. In anticipation of their upcoming episode, the two appeared together in an ad promoting their appearance. It’s just a sample of what we’ll be seeing tonight but it’s hilarious. You can watch that video below.

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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.The Indoor Kids beginning in 2011 mainly with his wife. The podcast continues to this day.

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“Islamophobia is kind of like Will & Grace,” he continued. “It was huge a while ago, and then we thought it was gone and done, but now it’s back and bigger than ever. Thursdays on NBC.”

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The Big Sick, and the racism he’s faced thanks to the movie — both ignorant and fairly informed. He also jokes that most of the words he is spitting out, particular the ones about women not being allowed to drive, will be headlines thanks to those dastardly internet writers out there. Internet writers are the worst, just making up things as they go.

This, then brought him to his “problem with most racism.” There are obviously a lot of problems with racism, so I was pretty interested to hear Nanjiani’s take. “I’m like ‘Do the research! Put in the work! You will see the benefits!'” he joked. He went on to explain his point with an example. If someone shouted at him to go back to India he could just say, that guy’s an idiot. But if somebody said, “Go back to Pakistan! Which was part of India until 1947 and is now home to the world’s oldest salt mine,” then he’d at least have to admit that this person seems to know what they’re talking about. He finished the bit with what might be one of my favorite lines ever performed on the SNL stage. “An informed racist is a better racist,” he said.

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The Big Sick star Kumail Nanjiani has used his first ever hosting gig on Saturday Night Live to deliver a pointed monologue about racism and Islamophobia.

Sign UpStay on top of the latest film and TV news! Sign up for our email newsletters here. This Article is related to: Television and tagged Kumail Nanjiani, Saturday Night Live, TV Episode Reviews, TV ReviewsThe show also tackled the Harvey Weinstein sexual harrassment scandal in a sketch and during the Weekend Update segment.

MoviesTVAwardsReviewsNot Ready For PrimetimeWatch S.N.L. Host Kumail Nanjiani Deliver a Cutting Monologue on Isla…EmailFacebookTwitterSIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTERNot Ready For PrimetimeWatch S.N.L. Host Kumail Nanjiani Deliver a Cutting Monologue on Islamophobia“An informed racist is a better racist.”by Joanna RobinsonOctober 15, 2017 12:15 amEmailFacebookTwitterLast January, when Aziz Ansari delivered a scorching anti-racism monologue on S.N.L., he was both the first person of South Asian descent to take on hosting duties, and the first to appear on the show after Donald Trump’s inauguration. Nine months later and, for America, not much has changed. In his monologue, this week’s host, Kumail Nanjiani—star of Silicon Valley and The Big Sick—tackled some of the more disturbing cultural trends tied to the racism he’s experienced first-hand.

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Saturday Night Live: Kumail Nanjiani makes hosting debut and tackles racism during opening monologue
Saturday Night Live: Kumail Nanjiani makes hosting debut and tackles racism during opening monologue

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SNL monologue was super insightful about the racism and Islamophobia he has experienced, even after the release of his critically-acclaimed film The Big Sick. Watch his monologue in the video below and see it for yourself.The two discuss their lives and bond over the difficulty of attempting to stop bullying. She recalls a dream in which a panther told her, “Be careful what you wish for.” Trump rescues a spider from a bouquet of flowers. Finally, Trump is able to escape the White House and meet her new friend by hiding a bundle of purses in her bed to mimic her sleeping form. She has to return, but she sends her new friend the spider that she kept safe in a box under her bed.

Saturday Night Live hosting gig was uniformly great. Looking like an old school movie star (if old Hollywood had such roles for a Pakistani man) in his Don Draper suit, Nanjiani had the audience in his grasp throughout, touching on the topic of racism and Islamophobia with a touch both light and jabbing. Nanjiani comes at subjects from delightfull odd angles, and follows them according to their own unexpected logic, as when he acts out the well-intentioned defense of Sikhs mistakenly attacked for being Muslim by bigots, or when he refutes other bigots assertion that Islam is against women because “the Koran says women can’t drive.” With his animated face and those expressive eyebrows working to punctuate the material, Nanjiani killed.

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Walking Dead: Season 2 video game and Mshak Moradi in the promotional material for Halo 5. These experiences and skills should stand Nanjiani in good stead on Saturday Night Live, where timing and improvisation are necessary for success.Saturday Night Live is like watching your sweet little boy grow up. Not that I am Kumail’s mother but rather that I’ve watched him grow as a comedian and it is just so nice to see him succeeding, especially in this way.

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Saturday Night Live — or the final sketch — is usually reserved for segments that are a little strange, and slightly less mainstream, and this week’s episode, hosted by Kumail Nanjiani, proved to be no exception.

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Weekend Update After oddly avoiding the Weinstein scandal in last week’s episode, it was the top story on this week’s segment, though they quickly then shifted to Trump. Admittedly, they said it was hard to make jokes about his predatory behavior. Michael Che made a comparison with the Attack on Christmas, which Trump recently addressed, and the Black Lives Matter movement. It was another solid outing by Che and Colin Jost, with bits about Mike Ditka, Kim Jong-un and the new Mystery Oreo flavor. Cecily Strong showed up as Ivana Trump to continue her delusional rant about being the true First Lady, but it lacked any real laugh-out-loud moments and as she was the only guest, it let the whole segment end on kind of a down note.Nanjiani said some of the reviewers disliked the film’s “race-mixing” — in a film about an interracial relationship. “First of all, nobody good ever uses the phrase ‘race-mixing,” he remarked. “Even if someone was like, ‘I’m pro-race-mixing,’ I’d be like, ‘Why are you talking like that?’”

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