Aasif Hakim Mandviwala (born March 5, 1966), known professionally as Aasif Mandvi (/ˈɑːsᵻf ˈmɑːndviː/, AH-sif MAHND-vee), is an Indian-American actor and comedian. He began appearing as an occasional contributing correspondent on The Daily Show on August 9, 2006. On March 12, 2007, he was promoted to a regular correspondent. He is the lead actor, co-writer and producer of the web series Halal In The Family which premiered on "Funny or Die" in 2015 and an actor, writer and co-producer of the HBO comedy series The Brink. Mandvi is also the author of the book No Land's Man.