Why Aasif Mandvi and Audible are preserving a pre-9 11 look at the immigrant experience

Get the Full StoryThe famed Daily Show correspondent is mining his past for a timely antidote to Trump-era xenophobia.

When Assif Mandvi first came on the New York acting scene over two decades ago, he wasn’t exactly bowled over by the opportunities available to him. “As a young brown actor in the mid-’90s, there were really no roles for me,” he tells Fast Company. “I’d go to auditions—and this would be for TV or even commercials, or whatever—and I would often end up playing the stereotypical Indian, head-wobbling, accented caricatures.”Read Full Story