A lot of comedians will define themselves by what they dont like, says Nanjiani. But I always try to define myself by what I like. Its that precedence that helps separate him from the thralls of grumpy comedians out there. When he talks about any variety of topics, whether its The X-Files, Call of Duty, or comic books, he does it with a passion thats hard to deny. I grew up in Pakistan, continues Nanjiani, but I had a Sega Genesis and I watched a movie every day. Most kids would get darker over the summer, but Id get lighter because I stayed indoors and played.
Kumail Nanjiani will headline at the Comedy Works, 1226 15th Street, tonight through Saturday. Tickets are $12 to $20; for details, visit www.comedyworks.com or call 303-595-3637.
April 28-30, 2011