Kumail Nanjiani tackles cultural conflicts, rom-com style

Coming to America from Pakistan, Kumail Nanjiani dove into his dream of becoming a comedian. Now, after his successful performance in the hit TV show "Silicon Valley," Kumail, along with his wife Emily Gordon, dips his pen into something a little closer t

Coming to America from Pakistan, Kumail Nanjiani dove into his dream of becoming a comedian. Now, after his successful performance in the hit TV show "Silicon Valley," Kumail, along with his wife Emily Gordon, dips his pen into something a little closer to home, with this summer's new rom-com "The Big Sick." 

The film is based on the true story of Kumail and Emily's real life love story and the cultural clashes they faced as a young couple.

From Kumail's family expecting him to have a traditional arranged marriage to Emily's illness that led to an induced coma, the story tackles a lot of issues. Kumail stars as himself, and actress Zoe Kazan plays Emily.

Today Kumail and Emily join us to discuss the film and the cultural conversation it inspires. 

"The Big Sick" hits theaters June 23rd. 

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