“I grew up watching ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Knight Rider’ and Hot Wheels commercials,” he said.“When I got to college, having never set foot in America, I knew more American pop-culture references than my friends did.” As a standup, he said, “I was so eager to avoid being known as an immigrant comedian, or as a Muslim comedian, that I would just come out wearing a T-shirt and start talking about video games.Upon passing exams with the Department of Transportation, both State, and Federally regulated in the USA, the successful candidate received a Class-A CDL, (Commercial Driver's License), formerly known as a Chauffeur's license.In the United States, federal legislation was enacted to consolidate record keeping of the many different State's Department of Transportation.I’m just here for the ride.” It wasn’t the cleverest punch line in Nanjiani’s act, but it received a big laugh and a ten-second applause break. His next bit was about the Cyclone, the rickety roller coaster on Coney Island. “And the whole thing is made of uses for its space shuttles.” The bit could have been delivered in the nineteen-sixties, by Woody Allen or Mort Sahl, with one exception: Nanjiani said the ride was “the scariest experience of my life—and I grew up in .”Nanjiani spent his childhood in Karachi, Pakistan’s biggest city. They don’t warn you about Iowa.” When he got to college, he says, “I was super shy, but I learned that my friends thought I was funny.” His senior year, there was an open mike on campus, and his friends urged him to try standup. “I don’t think I’ve ever done better than that crowd, reaction-wise,” he said. But it gave me an irrational amount of confidence.” After school, he moved to Chicago and started performing.In 1997, when he was nineteen, he left to attend Grinnell College, a small liberal-arts school in the middle of Iowa. Michael Showalter, a comedian and director who has admired Nanjiani from the beginning, told me, “Anyone who saw him saw how smart and fresh his voice was.
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2009, on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” the comedian Kumail Nanjiani walked onstage, wearing a boxy black suit and a cordless mike, to do a standup set. Then he told a joke about theme-park attractions with excessively convoluted backstories. “I really don’t care what all your professions are. They should change the name of that ride to 1927, ’cause that fact is way scarier than any cyclone,” he said.