For an actor who has spent his career mining material from the sweet spots where cultures collide, there is no better time for Aasif Mandvi to be where he is right now.
Mandvi is sitting in the offices of "The Daily Show," a sprawling, loft-like space with the offhand feel of a college dormitory lounge.
But as the show's senior Middle East correspondent, an archly ironic voice on the war on terror, Mandvi may be the only India-born actor with a regular voice on a bona fide cultural and political TV phenomenon. A Muslim, he uses comedy to help shape the way America grapples with the post-9/11 world. (MORE)