With a Keen Eye and a Razor Wit, Kumail Nanjiani Is Becoming an Inescapable Creative Force

Silicon Valley star shares his creative process, The Big Sick and his take on advertising

Picture your classic Hollywood triple threat. Now, throw it out the window, in the garbage, wherever, and say hello to Kumail Nanjiani—the stand-up comedian who’s redefining what it means to be a modern-day triple threat. Everything about the Silicon Valley star—from his upbringing in Karachi, Pakistan, to his unorthodox love story with now-wife Emily Gordon, which inspired his upcoming film The Big Sick—is intriguing.

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This story first appeared in the June 12, 2017, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.