The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi admits to the Boston Globe that he fell into the wrong crowd when he was younger. It seems he started hanging out with actors.
It’s not exactly a career choice most Indian American families would embrace. Mandvi explores this and other humorous anecdotes in his new book about growing up in India, spending his early years in England and then being transplanted to the United States as a teenager. The book titled No Land’s Man is from Chronicle Books.
He recalls performing Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean in high school. “I was an Indian, English kid who had been transplanted to America, dancing on a Tampa high school stage, channeling a black man who looked like an Indian girl.”
You can read a review of this book in the Boston Globe.