Where he’s from: Born in Karachi, Pakistan; moved to the U.S. in 1997
Where you know him from: Nanjiani has played guest roles on comedies like Portlandia, Veep, and Drunk History, and regularly pops up as himself on shows like @midnight (which he won this past Monday!) and The Nerdist. He's also a series regular on Franklin & Bash, and premiered his first stand-up special, Beta Male, this past July. Other appearances include the part of Zakir on the amazing web series Burning Love and the role of Nick Kroll's jogging buddy in the trailer for the fake movie Thanksgivukkah.
What his jokes are like: Nanjiani's stand-up mixes pop culture jokes, nerd-world jokes, jokes about his personal experiences, and jokes related to his Pakistani heritage. He's also got one of the most consistently (and prolifically updated) Twitter accounts in the comedy world.
Twitter handle: @kumailn
Follower count: 191,855
Most recent tweet about coffee:

What’s in the clip below: Nanjiani recounts the time someone called him "Kumar" in Orange County.