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Aasif Mandvi talks 'The Daily Show,' Islamaphobia and that D.C. rally




When the next history is written of Tampa Bay residents making it big in Hollywood, we're going to have to add a new name: Aasif Mandvi, correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Born Aasif Mandviwala in Bombay (now known as Mumbai), Mandvi grew up in England and moved to Tampa as a teen, graduating from Chamberlain High School and studying theater at the University of South Florida. He'll have a bit of homecoming Thursday, appearing at USF with a speech he says "gives the impression you're going to learn a lot about how we do The Daily Show."

Mandvi appears at 7 p.m. Thursday in a free lecture at University of South Florida Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Click here for details.

Click here for Eric Deggans' interview with Aasif Mandvi.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:45am]


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