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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

03:51 min | 11 months ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

09:34 min | 11 months ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"A six. For you. One way thing but dude. I think mindfulness maybe people will laugh can be learned by playing video games. I maybe said this on an episode of the indoor kids but I was playing bioshock infinite and I was shooting all these bad guys. and. Then I looked to my left and there was this glorious sunset that I just wasn't looking at yeah and I and I tried this on stage it never used to work but I was like great. Now there's two sunsets every day that I'm not appreciated. Or. I. Was just hauling ass down a hall in a castle and I didn't look at the painting on the wall. There was a painting on the wall. So especially in immersive games like that, you can be mindful and yet this is my be sound like a stretch, but you can also be spiritual. ECON is a good video game I was just watching this on high scorer on Netflix they said. You're never alone when you're playing a video game because the game designer is always there with you nudging you for feedback and trying to guide you certain places and I was like that is the spiritual practice of the world is for me it's not against me it's Happening to me so in a video game. You're wondering what was the designer, the God or the consciousness that made the thing thinking intending am I going with the flow am I going against it? Am I trying to glitch it? Am I trying to hack it or am I trying to embody my purpose in my best self? It's it's it's the same thing. And also when you look at pixels molecules, atoms are pixels were in. A. Video game instead of Pixels, it's atoms everything in a video game as a pixel everything in this video game is an atom. It's the same. There's a hint there and in Mario Brothers you literally take mushrooms to wake up to that reality. Yeah. That's exactly what you get bigger and. At the same time. I completely agree I completely agree about vehicles I think they get such a bad rap and You know I I've been wanting to be watched all of highest score I thought it was so beautiful and. I really like hearing from these designers. But here, the Japanese designers, thera- The way they approach. Game Design. I just haven't had access to those conversations before. I've heard a lot of writers talk about writing movies or just about making movies and all that game designers I. Think they're such geniuses and the way that they talk about like the fun game loop or have you gone into the Star Fox episode. Now I'm on. I'm on mortal combat. Yeah that would be great I mean it. So you know all the thought that goes into like they talk immoral combat. How like used to go to these bath houses? He was like Oh that really taking inspiration from real life I just thought it was really beautiful. Really really inspiring. The other game that I just got that I haven't played that you also told me about is the winter. It's really what you're. Three is great. Yeah. Is it great? I. Loved it. I read some reviews that were like. We'll let me put it this way I was worried that the making potions and and making your own weapons and stuff would be not fun like two RPG for me. the only gripe I have about that game. It's it's really a a perfect game. Is that at a certain point like with Zelda? There's just too much dialogue. There's just certain missions where you're like fucking shut the fuck up talking yeah it's. It's almost like it's two excellent. It's like there's No side quest where it's not like Manet Mickey and I'm. Like all right McGee like you're just mashing the skip but. There's there's a mission in witcher that I think about. Constantly constantly and. There's no spoiler here, but you have to do something. Deplorable to trick a monster ashamed monster to latch onto you instead of its host and and I was like this is it's Greco Roman. It's like, yes, shame is like a monster or you know in the Bible, it was a demon like these the way that your brain we've seen it we have friends they get possessed by their neuroses and I'm convinced that in Biblical Times people would just call that a demon possession, but it's a thing and so is shame following you like a monster Statement. A big mouth. Yeah isn't that bad shame monster does yeah. She months was the genius move in the second season. And this, and this sort of ties me into the God discussion forgive me for being somewhat leading. But I was like my understanding has been things like shame things like even your hormones. That's another genius you know anthropomorphized. We're going to give it a body. That is what we did with an unknowable thing. So forgive me, I'm sort of meeting you into something that I feel like you can agree with, but it's it's sort of what I do I I enjoy these conversations, but it's like God or the mystery or the pulse of the universe just the the pulse of this. I'm not talking about heaven somewhere else how somewhere else than this being like a attest I'm talking. About this the universe solar system has an origin has a forget. You forget even where it came from right now it's it's animated I am being animated in the cells and me are animated and they have their own life and their own lawfulness in the atoms and the molecules McCormack's, and all of that stuff down to all these different levels has a yearning to it. It life wants to be life wants to exist. A wants to die wants to be reborn at wants to churn and cycle and spin so that I am saying is an unknowable phenomenon. But just like understanding shame or any emotion or understanding. The importance of selfless giving meaning Santa Claus. Is a great way for children to understand that the best gifts in life are unseen and given for no reason that you didn't earn. It's learning grace. It's learning that invisible matters. It's learning that you're already receiving something in every breath. That's what Santa Claus is. We turned it into something like. Folkard real and like yeah a lot of not real things are super super real and important. So with with all of that, I'm wondering do you in your life? Are you finding value as as Not Circling back but but looking again at at spiritual language, are you finding any value in going like, Hey, maybe this or that wasn't untrue rely maybe it was just a way of understanding the understandable. I hadn't really thought about it like that. I'm really sort of look at every all of this stuff as it in some ways it selfish in that, I, just want life to be. I want to minimize the bad maximize the good I, want to make my relationships with my friends and people and my work and emily. I want them to benefit knee, and I want them to benefit those people. And the things that I find difficult about my life such as the overthinking and the anxiety and. Fear I WANNA I wanna I, WanNa minimize that fat and so what are I think of even all of this is almost like coping strategies, which is what can I do to feel more present to feel more happy to feel more satisfied to feel more giving. How can I look at the world in a way that will allow the to be the version of myself that I think is going to be. I don't even know if it's pleasurable but that'll make my life more fulfilling. Focus more on the positive than the negative and. Allow me to surrender allow me. To use that thing is the I don't know where it's from but like to just control has been a big issue for me and letting go of control. Understanding what I can change what I change and being okay with that equation. So so I'm just trying to. Look at the world in a way that ultimately is going to be. Is going to help me and all of those ways helped me to be a better actor, a better writer, a better comedian better husband a.

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

07:15 min | 11 months ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"You that my I'm sure I said this last time you did it, which was the first episode was my first one of my key memories of you was when you had you know. You were smoking glasses. Glasses like you have now that fit your face just like bad glasses and you needed some grooming all these things. Full Yuna grow meaning I probably needed grooming like I have these birthmarks on my face. I'm sure they had like weird hairs sticking out of them. We just didn't know how to be people really. Really. Didn't, and you're smoking a cigarette and you're smoking and not to enjoy it you were smoking because you were so. Afraid that you needed to do something. Like the fear wanted to do something which brings me to another memory remembering remembering you and I did this roadhouse and I bomb so badly David gag and I bombed so badly that afterwards I bummed a cigarette from you and I said, I just died so bad I WANNA part of my body to die. I remember. I remember that very, very well. Very, you don't want it is I, think it's it's to me. It's feeling something right? It's like that's A. In a weird way, smoking awful as it is I can see why for some people, it's an affirmative action. Embodied is beginning holy. You feel the smoke in your lungs suddenly you have a body, right? That's exactly right. That's exactly right. It's very, very unhealthy way of to feel something but but I see why. People do it I I saw a thing where like somebody had lost their wife. They were like I want to quit smoking and therapists was like do not quit smoking that's like connecting you the obviously it's bad but it's a connecting you to yourself right now you need. To me, I had this feeling like a week ago right where. I Love I love Food I love the sensation of food and I would like. So often I'll just like eat. Without feeling it or enjoying it and I had this thing last week as watching with emily at night and I was a commendable of cereal and I'm going to taste and feel every single bike. And it was magical. I. Was like a while I access to this all the time. That's why you know we've talked about fancy coffee. That's what I love about quasi. You know every morning I like really really taste. I really really enjoyed tasting at. The ritual of making it to I told you about my yeah do your whole thing Nancy I. Think they're going to sponsor this episode probably whole lot today. Love. is where I got all the videos and the information on which machine to get, and then I told you about it and it's not just the coffee it's like. Grinding it making and there's a there's a saying in Zam that if you can make a cup of tea, you can do anything and that goes back to you lifting weights and that goes back to Mr Rogers, swimming it's like an Byron Katie says if you can do the dishes and say in the dishes that's enlight. Love IT I. Love It. Now, I I've gotten really good at making pancakes. You know some mornings I'm like and it takes a little while it takes like fifteen minutes or so. Some days I wake up and I'm like, Oh, I'm gonNA I want pancakes and I enjoyed the making a fan cakes just as much as I enjoy the eating of them in a way. I, enjoy the making of the more. I want them to be like. Her effect and then sometimes I'm hard on myself when they're not perfect. But but I'm trying to take that out of it but I really like like emily will sometimes be like they can have some pancakes and I get so excited because I'm like. All right. Steve minutes I'm going to do this thing and then that's how a habit something. That's how I feel making eggs for Leila. The pro. I've gotten so good at it too and it's a flow state and state of presence and when I make coffee in the morning I smell it you know what I mean it's it's trying to remember I mean like I deliberately like smelling the roses I, smell the beans. Grind them and I smell them again and any tastes in all these things it's about something that will drop you in to the men's right. Emily said the other day she's like you always smell beings. I'm like, yeah I if it's great because you'd smell different roundup and it does it than it does when you when it's in your cup but that's smoking. What I'm saying is what's good about smoking that we just said is good about anything doing the dishes Eckhart Toliara smell the soap you forget the soap even has a send and it's an thing it's inviting you to come into the moment. It's the same thing I do in the shower it's like. Now the so can you smell the? I always get. Get like nice different smelling soap like that's like one of my things always. Always, different, always different, and then in quarantine because you know you, you go to like farmers markets in l. a. and they always have the sideline ran out of all my fancy soaps and I. Just I just ordered them and I just got him and I'm very very excited like look at the five different ones and be like, okay what what's forest but that's what the commercials used to be remember it would. Be for like female branded shampoo, but it would show them like smelling opening the model and smelling. So that's sort of marketing genius is because what they're selling. Quality of consciousness that remembers to stop and smell the shampoo. I had this epiphany last time I took an microdosing of something and I was. In the bathtub and I was like. Sometimes when I'm sober, I'm like I should buy a big fancy bath. Tub. Bath you know like it'll be like a thing and it's not. You don't buy a book you by the promise of a future where you will be calm and quiet enough to read. You don't buy Tub. You don't actually want a new tub you wanna be quiet and still enough to use the tab you have and you don't need shampoo just go smell the one you have with the marketing is saying I get this one and you'll slow down and you'll be on her and you'll be alive and you'll be present right? Just be present with white you have so mind draper shit yeah. It is and my dinky dirty way too small for me. Tub is fine if I'm free. Right exactly. Exactly. It's not the tablet to you all. That's that's that's the. I try and get that some sort of chasing that thing of being in the moment I haven't you know with emily with my cat with eating with cooking with working.

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

06:12 min | 11 months ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"No No. Not at all. Honestly when I'm doing the weight I'm not even thinking about the way I'm thinking about my body. So you know I, I, do when I do the heaviest weight I do, which is heaviest. Wait a have like this is. Now you come can't buy anything like that bench. You got. I. Bet you buy in quarantine everything sold out. So I have two hundred pound dumbbells. That's like the Max Weight I do when I bench press one, hundred pounds in each hand. If I'm laying there thinking I one hundred pounds in each end if I drop this on my skull. I could die you know I don't think. I'm not thinking about the weight at all I'm thinking about the muscle that I wanna work and how I want that field. So in a way, I'm not mad at the way at all I'm not thinking about the way that all I'm thinking about myself. It's so I mean I love these conversations that sort of. Have a theme. And the theme is as not often, but it can be on the show because I love talking about. Presence I think. That, it's interesting because you think of people who like workout as being meathead the I'm I'm sure that that stereotype this kind of true. But my approach to it has been honestly very, very close to mindfulness very, very close to being in touch with my own body very close to. Getting to that sort of empty place. Really. Yeah and I think part of it is because I sort of started all these things around the same time started meditating because you know. So I'd done met the tation. Awhile but when I was going to do the job, I was like, okay I really want to enjoy making this movie. It's sort of what you were saying earlier when he would do stand up, you feel that nerves right and you'll be getting even the you could like has strategist non-fuel as nerves for me. It was more than that I thought nerves were part of it. I thought if I don't feel nervous. I'm not doing it right to me. That was like the sense memory of doing standup was being scared to do stand right and I realized in my acting as had been working on Silicon Valley and stuff I realized. That the nerves actually hold me back. I am at my best when I'm not feeling anxiety when I'm not feeling scared I'm like completely free and completely like in the moment when I'm completely there that's when I realized. I was like, okay the nerves I want to try and lose the nerve. So four, this marvel movie I was like Oh. This is obviously a big big opportunity something very excited about I really want to enjoy this I don't want that fear in those nerves to be part of this process. Onset, rehearsal I just don't want that to be part of it. And so that's when I started meditating again and when I was started meditating again was announced also starting to do these like intense workouts again. So I think and taking acting classes to be more in touch with man motions I think that's why all three of those things, the better tation the exercise. And the acting all to me feel like sort of one thing like I. Think each makes me a better at the other. I hear that I rob Lowe, just the podcast and he was saying that all of acting is obviously reacting to your partner and he's like just a bad actress somebody that just does the same way every time. Yeah. Vert. Nerves is what makes us do it the same way every time Alaska. and. That's right. If you're not being present with the audience, if you're not being present with your scene partner, how can you do anything new I? Always think of what Garry shandling said his acting teacher taught him. Can you be brave enough to actually learn something on camera like have your Karen, actually learn something and it only own ruble but that comes from that hollow bamboo place and I know Gary was really into that like getting the mind empty and an empty mine doesn't have anxiety in it I mean that's that's a paradox can't have anxiety in an empty mine. So this idea you're just really helping me that like you should be anxious, we should be suffering. We even artists. Are supposed to be sad artists are supposed to. Malcontent, we're not supposed to be satisfied it's like Fuck I. I've you hated the. Still have people will be like you know comedians are very dark people like really broken people I I. Feel less broken now than ever but I never felt broken I've never felt like I had darkness me I I'd parents that really love me I like a really great childhood I've I've led a pretty charmed life. I never felt that was doing standup on comedy because those like darkness and needed to get out showed his trooper for people but it wasn't true for me and I think this will idea that suffering is part of creation. I find it. So so untrue. Yeah. I know what you mean. It's funny in my life I struggle like if I go to a party and it's usually Kumail and emily's I, said it is. If you're not good meal, we'll go to Kumail and analyze and sometimes that's difficult for me because I have to remember as I'm going to a social situation you can get you can get you don't have to just go and give you can actually get. But with stand up, I always knew the rules I it. I'm giving and that I'm receiving that I'm giving wildland receiving and they're receiving. Wow, they're giving it was it was from a place of abundance. and. Yet. It was also ministering to my feelings of lack. So as sort of like this hyper social, beautiful, it wasn't from a wound it was from. You know I. Mean we would be remiss. 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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

08:56 min | 11 months ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"Yeah. That's a good. That's a good quality way by thank you Amazon. And I just bought some light weights and I was like I'm just GonNa do just basic stuff kumail I hate this is so embarrassing. I got a blood clot in my arm I don't know if you can see south. Is Gone Down. So I got a clot in my arm I go to the doctor over zoom and he's like, yeah, you need to take it easy on an arm and I'm like for Fuck Sake I'm lifting sixteen pound ways a couple times a day and I was doing these face exercises. That's actually what I think. It was I thought there were tendons that were leading to my arm somehow because I was doing these stretches they do is that what it? Is because I started doing them again canal and the blood clot doubled in size in one day and I just want to say because I know there are people listening. This isn't just for me that are like, yeah I'd love to work out. But when I do this flares up, this flares up this injury that injury and I just felt so impotent I was like I really just wanted to get in specifically I wanted to get in face shape I don't if. If I have a problem area I. Don't like that it looks like I have a travel pillow around my neck sometimes. So it was like, fuck that Shit I'm gonNA figure out all the face exercise you can do then I get a blood clot. My doctor is literally like stop whatever you're doing. I know it's that because when I do it at flares up like did you run into anything like that? What do we do what I had this thing? It's Interesting. This is again maybe connects back to some of the stuff we've done. We've talked about in working with the marvel trainer I realized how much the body is it's connected to itself right. So if you're lying fingers hurting, it's not really about the finger. He said this thing he's like where the pain is happening is not where the problem is. The problem is generally the opposite place. The pain is happening because this is compensating overcompensating for whether real problem is. I have this thing I- tendonitis. It really really hurt for like solid six months while I was working up. Right. Under the thumb on the wrist right well, and I'd worked so much trying to loosen it. The problem wasn't here. The problem was in my shoulder 'cause what happens is it was tight here tight here it tightened the suppertime this ultimate. That was where that was the last straw that was the last thing that titans beggar trailing, right? Yeah. That's what I was feeling the pain but the problem was like a couple seed away. So I would say, those the ghetto. Foam Roller. Look up how to do former rolling that sort of a self massage thing you can do we have. Yeah. Yeah. Use It wherever hurts yeah Lord of don't like Khan issues sal but wherever hurts just sort of work at it make it feel good. You know the it sort of should feel like a good thing not a bad pain. Yeah, and then these injuries you just really really really have listened to your body. An injury doesn't mean that you have to stop doing it. It's not a warning sign. It's not anything just could be your body getting used to it. I had a couple of. A couple of minor injuries during this entire process and I because I was working with trainers will continue working out and understand why those were happening. You really really have to listen to your body and go at the pace that you want for me. It was. I the deadline so really wanted to push myself and I pushed myself really really hard to the maximum. Every single session I did a little bit more than I could last. You don't have to do that. Do it. I think people do this I. have so many thoughts about this. I'm going to be a little bit scattered I feel like people want to get in shape. They're like all right now I'm GonNa do this I have friends who would be like all right I'm GONNA go. They'll go to cross for three times a week for like two weeks and then quit crosby'd is really fucking hard. You have to find a way to exercise that sustainable for you. Enjoyable for you at as an experiences adding your life rather than taking away from it. Right. So I found a way to work out that makes me feel better and that generally a look forward in our some days I don't. But that is pretty rare most times I'm excited to work out, and if I'm not excited to work out, that's a sign that that I shouldn't work out I have listened to my body. So, just find find a way to work out. Don't don't don't don't do outside in in terms of like, okay. I'm going to do this. I'm going to do it a lot just find your pace and then learning listen to your body, and that way is also a skill. You know you understand what good pain is and you understand what bad famous the blood clot I don't know exactly what that is. But if you're doing like those necaxa sciences, it is conceivable that that's what's causing it because. It's all connected. So so people who to start working out start working on, go at your own pace figure out what you want from it. You know don't don't. I. Feel like sometimes these trainers online that have looked at our like too much about like They WanNa push you really really hard. and. That's maybe that's not what some people want. Some people. Some people don't want that kind of workout. So right I think yeah I'd like come on you know an movies now they say Maggot I feel like when we were kids, they said the. Derogatory. But that got replaced but even in like movie. Bridesmaids the working out in the park the guy's going to yell at you like that's certainly how comedy people in. Nude. You know what I mean like certainly, but but it should be I had same. So I got up. So you know when when I was training year at met with a bunch of different trainers and went with a guy. Who He's great I'm I'm very close with them, but he was a guy who was to me. It was a little intimidating you. All know very good that I've had a training before. I'm very good at cheating myself out of exercising like I know how to like work trainer in a way. So wanted to train who wouldn't put up with my bullshit who had the potential to be a little bit scary. That's how I. Did it. Now I have a different philosophy honor but there was one time early on when I was doing an exercise deals that come on come on come on. And then he was a pathetic and I put the way down it. I was Kinda like it's it's kind of not going to be like that. And it wasn't like it wasn't like that because I, was like I don't WanNa feel bad when I come here I wanna feel good when I come I wanna feel good doing this. I. Want this. Look forward to your touching on something my issue isn't working out and my issue is in sports. My issue is an internal problem with conflict and aggression and anger, and I always see guys get angry push through it. Be Yelling and and the veins and to me that is my drunk parents fighting. That is a scenery guy at a baseball game. I just don't want it. So like you're saying, it doesn't have to be. Like that, in fact, if you're screaming, you're leading out energy that you should be using contract your muscles right screaming is sort of a bad sign. It means to me. It means that you're not. You're not doing it right I feel like I've an acting teacher in. For me the sort of journey being more in touch with my budget when my body really started taking acting classes and she you would be like she was saying. When I would do a scene I would cy, I would do like Nebraska honey she's like when you're doing that. Everything in your body, all the emotions you're letting them out. She was like never do that. She was like never ever do a of and I noticed that now when I work with actors when they do a Brecca energy changes in a way that What you're doing is you're afraid of what you're feeling. So you're sort of letting go little bit where really there is value to keeping that energy keeping that emotion inside you similarly with working now whatever you're leading out screaming. There's value in keeping that inside and using that to connect with your own body with your own must rather than screaming honestly I think if you see me working out..

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

06:00 min | 11 months ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"That was my last cigarette and it was you know I knew I quit same way with working out where I've been trying to sort of get in this ideal shape I had in my head for decades, and then that one day I was like, Oh, I'm going to be the best ship my life next year. Or. Meet the big breakthrough with working out was as as as I started doing this training I got a really really great trainer. And, the workouts are very, very painful physically, very very, very painful. and. My life is conditioned to avoid pain right? I'm like. My whole life has been set up to not feel uncomfortable do not feel pain for me. The big switch happened when I was working out was all know I have to lean into the pain? I have to walk the Pan I have to change my relationship to pain I can't like lean away from it lean into it, and that completely changed everything for me. Then I was like, okay. Now, I'm like chasing this feeling. And then in a way, it's it's it's not it. Obviously it hurts but it's not necessarily it's not not pleasurable. I'm not saying pain becomes pleasure. That's not what I'm saying but it just becomes sort of something that's happening rather than something that your like flea reacting to in that way. Would working out. That's what I found inadvertently that that like chasing the pain was was very good for me. Dodge just in the body transformation but also the rest of my life because when when you're shooting. It's like fourteen fifteen, sixteen hour days. It's like really long days and you sort of start to. It can be painful. You know if you start to sort of be okay with that pain then I think there's benefits beyond just the working out I think it just changes. It changes your whole life. Yeah. It changes how you work. It changes how you sit with yourself it. It. Changes it just sort of I. Don't know it was a big breakthrough for me. I remember specifically the day where I was like, oh no, this is the pain that I. This is the pain that I want. Wow. But that to me sounds like you've changed the story, right you had the story that paint should be avoided just like you had the story. I am a smoker, and then on a sudden you embodied news story you didn't just tell yourself new store you became a new story and then with working out pain became the good thing. Yeah. I was going to say one more thing that you were talking about it. So when I started training with this guy, this guy, the bodybuilder, right? He was like the most important thing is the mind muscle connection. He's like you're not. He said the wait you're not trying the wait is a tool you're not using point is not a lift. The weight the point is to is to you know work your muscle right so that was a big thing I'm not trying to move from here to here. I'm trying to work the muscle mind muscle connection, which is you have to feel literally every fiber in the muscle contracting. And I'd never done that and now I have it pretty good for most of my body like I can really feel the muscle working and to me that is also like sort of being in the body rather than being in the head. That's embodiment he that's that's the type of meditation. Look visit the only way I'll be able to relate to what you're talking about because I don't work out obviously but. I do body scans where you where you and the focus of your attention to your your toes and your feed and your joints and you just sorta crawl up like the T. One thousand like liquid metal, just sort of crawl up your body and at the end of it, the peace and the connectedness it you feel. So Dude, that's so helpful because one of the things that I hate about working out is that people are just trying to get away from it like it's all about getting in time there's no mindfulness that's what I do like about Yoga, at least you have somebody saying. Breathe into it. Can you soften? Can you bend? You know like you're you're trying to get your brain to communicate with the pain and you're. That was lifting. Yeah, definitely, definitely do that with lifting and the other thing I found than when I started shooting the movie. The Guy who was our trainer was was also really really great but in a different way, you know he was very much about like balance and making sure the muscles are all. The backs stronger than the chest that kind of stuff and he was thinking when you have muscle pain. That muscle there's nothing wrong with that muscle like that muscle if you like cut that muscle out and muscle that doesn't have been there would be zero difference the difference is. That the new Ron's your brain is without realizing always tensing that. So when you're like trying to relieve pain in the muscle, you're not, there's nothing generally unless there's an actual muscle tear. All you're trying to do is shut your brain off from always like tensing that muscle. That's you carry tension in your shoulders and you and your of wherever you carry it. That's all it is an from me as someone who had been completely out of touch with his on body I've been out of touch with my own body of my whole life realizing that it was all sorts of one thing you know I was really raised to be like there's a mind and soul, and then there's the body and they're different and for me, it's really been realizing that it's all one thing that it's all supposed Kinda worked together. And my enemy definitely has been my head, my whole life. It's just the overthinking that obviously all of us have had to deal with. Yet we it's interesting because if you I talked to your friend Tan about this. Tan. France. Yeah. About I was like a little bit about you just because we have in common and.

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

01:42 min | 11 months ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes

"No matter who you are chances are they're something I've done that you want to that you're engaged with, and therefore these interactions can be easier is that is that right? Y- short of true but still I mean, you know I'm not really like crazy famous famous for instance, actually it's kind of weird. So you know in the US, most cities I do get recognized. Very, often right. but we were just before quarantine we were in London for six months and in London like they didn't get big silicon valley on like sky which very few people have like their everybody just nobody has cable that gets at the lowest. Crashing is on sky new. Yeah and it was a similar situation. All HBO stuff is on sky and young very well. So bear I really I truly was not famous at all and then it's Gone it's gross anyway, and then when I. Got To say what were you say what were you gonNa say what we say Okay I read it grows it's really rose. But I really. Realized, I had just gotten used to not waiting like if you go to a restaurant. You, know like they're like, oh, yeah. Okay. We'll. Especially in L. A. in new. York they have certain tables that they just like sit on did they did they don't release in case somebody shows up so so I just used not waiting and then in London I was just like a little. Pardon me saying how.

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano

Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano

08:58 min | 1 year ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Stand-Up w/ Chris Distefano

"All right that was Kumail Nanjiani and course Mike Yard from this week at the comedy cellar you guys know Kumail Kumail Nangiani is he's a superstar he's handsome as hell now he got all ripped. And I I love that clip and Mike Yard. I don't know if you know I. Love My Yard I'm a big Fan. He's one of the main hosts at the comedy cellar and I get to see him Salah. But it's what's great about this comedy sellers you get to see people's full sets and you get to see people do in new stuff and. I just find him to be a very calming presence I really like his voice he's so smooth. I was I was looking at the Youtube comments for this clip and people were talking about like he just seems like he's talking and I find that to be true to eat so smooth. It doesn't even it doesn't feel like material just feels he's hanging out with you and I just I just really like his style. He also I I didn't think I'd never thought about this until today because I wasn't watching the clip time. I just was I had on the background he kind of sounds like Paulie shore to me, but like a cool Paulie Shaw. He just has this this very relaxed voice. I really enjoy. But just yeah, he's he's he's just a killer to I've never seen him not kill and that's why he's the comedy cellar has people host who are like the best comics in the country because they can trust them to make sure the show is going to run smoothly but also they know. They're going to kill up top and Mike is somebody who seamlessly transitions between crowd work and material, and you can see it here. He he's not really doing. He does he does a little bit but most of it's just material and I I don't know if I've talked about much on the show I'm not a huge crowd work faintly I I don't. Not that I don't understand the merits of it, I get why we have to do it sometimes as a watcher of comedy. I don't really care about crowd work that much because for me, I'm watching somebody to see them crafting a bit I wanna see what the working I, agree. And I think the people at home that are listening. They don't quite understand that 'cause like they'll come in a lot of a lot of people who come to comedy shows they're like Outta timers are on vacation or something like that, and it's kind of exciting to be like. Talking about my friend when you love the art, you're like you. Get to your creativity don't care about xactly it man you nailed it on the head and it's funny. I've talked to my girlfriend a lot about this because she loves crowd work she she his talked to me a lot about it. She goes. Do the show and I'm just sitting there see 'cause I'm like. You love that. Could care about the JOE that's like A. Crowd work is like like a circus act like the comic is a is a art is he there painting like like it is a difference between the guy who paint something like you know and says it for a million dollars and then a that's painting you and your friend on a beach in a capsule. That's not. Getting the whole thing what I'm saying is I don't I don't necessarily care about. This interaction with the audience I and that's not to say that some people who do work aren't great and can formulate it. Some people do crowd work that is actually them doing their material. They are the or they can craft it into an interesting idea like I think big J. O. Kherson somebody who's really good at that he he can talk to the crowd, but then he brings it back to he's a beast that yeah, exactly. He's really good at Oh this was a little interaction, but he turns it into a really funny idea or story or something but somebody who's just kind of we're learning about this guy in the crowd and that he works at a bank, I just don't care. It's not interesting to me. But I also understand being an audience I remember being in an audience before I started saying and seeing crowd were happened to like a friend of mine and it's it was the most exciting thing and it's the story you tell all your friends when you leave I, totally understand it. Yeah I give it. I wanted really quick. There's a whole controversy happening right now it's very funny. I don't know if you've heard about this coach did you hear that New York is dead? Yeah I'm hearing a lot. I I subscribe to various news outlets. You know I i. like the Left and right I'm actual political junkie and and I was like it's the point where I had to call some people in New York I was is this true they making the same like everyone's lieven. I. Tie Berry tweeted that the park shows were shut down by the mayor but then you're having your park show so I don't know what that was going on. And I don't know what is what is totally like. Legal as far as what's happening, but it's in the New York Times. So I, don't think there's any problem with US talking about it. Because it's very public and I mean these shows are being promoted. So my show got shut down I. Show in. Brooklyn. That is not happening for the time being the Rhodesia's yeah. Because it's now illegal to have a bar or restaurant that has live performance of any ticketed events of any kind even though you're allowed to eat at the restaurant and everything else is still the same you just can't have somebody performing there. It's very weird help me understand that Tom Yeah I don't get it man. That man. I don't get it and I'm not here's the thing I'd I I'm not somebody who's like this. This thing is a hoax and I think that they're overblown. I don't think they are but I think that there is a weird. Line that is imaginary. That's like, Oh, you can have a restaurant that's open air and have people sitting out at it and you for some reason, this added element of ticketed thing. Is Not allowed which is just as save I mean we were being we're being completely safe but. I'd and then the open air stuff with the parks it's money. There was this new. York Times article about it that they're like, oh, I don't know if this is like the person who's there is teetering back I'm like I don't know if this is good or not. I don't know how to feel about it. I think that's how everybody feels. Tom It feels like. And this is not a political point. It just feels like some fun police and Shit Because there's no logic, it just feels like who fucks having a good time everybody turn it off no NBA more comedy no more nothing and there is no, it's fucking logic at all. Yeah. Well, it's. It's these weird things where I understand where the idea can come from where it's like let's not be crazy. Let's not just open everything back up and you know have I don't want to live indoor stand up right now myself. I don't feel like I don't I. Don't know that that's a safe thing to do right now. But this open air thing where everybody's distanced I just don't understand how they. Could use I want to Our we've got a joke detective. This we we also had a follow up from a previous episode I did WanNa read although I might save it for another whole on this is this is important Yes. This, skip swagger. Yeah Yeah of course. I've never really reached out I've never been so wrong I mean the name skip swagger sound. So like up tight in and you know like they don't ever they sound proper they don't ever cuss but so wrong from from the from the from the photo I saw on twitter he's more like a like a skippy swag you know like I. Yeah. Skips wow. Know how he got that name but uh I never been so I. think that's his real name. Lagging. I think it might be skipped Schweiger. Switel here I'm looking at his unwillingness so he tweeted at us. We mentioned him a week or two ago and We read an email from them and coach just had a damn field day. In this guy. Gone after his. The names give swagger. Swagger sounds like somebody's mad because I was like dating his daughter some. Right right. That's not what I saw him. I is what a world we live in man my mind been blown. Matter. You're saying he's he's definitely a guy who wears like Gulf shorts or a goal. Like Carlton but White, you know from from the fan like. A PREP school guide is what it sounds like but I didn't get that energy at all man and I, and I just love. Because it's entertaining it is nice when you're like okay..

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

06:48 min | 1 year ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Couples Therapy

"And US, in some way to you have to navigate the public persona of who you are, the fictional persona of who you are. The reality of who you are, which is a lot to put in one relationship to have all these kind of like dimensions to walk through God. You're right well. We'll be have is the other thing that we've done now, so we were sort of like I would say famously married, and we had been even before the big sick like in terms of when I was doing standup. All my comedy friends new emily so. So I was like sort of known as like I. Was the first one of all our friends to get married I was the first of all the comedian group to get married right, and so I was. We were always like them. Married couple of the group we were in some ways you would their parents, and now our friends of lapd us and gotten married later and had multiple kids and stuff. That's right. You know so. We were always known as the married couple and we did a podcast. Years earlier called the indoor kids that Kinda was sort of. Like people be marriage goals right now. We've gone back and started doing this podcast. Staying in with Emily and Komal Nice plan just. Casual I loved it. It was it was scheduled for. We were recording our last. Like this week, right? And so, but it's also tough because you start doing that. It's just talking to each other right. Again. We're putting our marriage on display in a way. That's that's is very real like. They know us, and they know our relationship because they do know us, and they do nor relationship. They don't know everything about it, but those are pretty unfiltered heavy conversations. We have some time. Yeah, and so comfortable. It is hard because we have to sort of. Pursue like. Should I mention that thing that happens when we leave the House, oh? No, no okay. Come out where Wolf. Light! People the people who. See the big thick and think we're that the people who see us like. In some sort of like party situation you know, see that, and then there's people who listen to the podcast. Actually talk shows every bit of it. It's kind of crazy. Yeah, that's part of why I think. We're stopping the PODCAST, too, because it's like you sort of start feeling very the way we felt when it came Kim, we just felt very GEICO. Yeah, I'm starting to feel like that again a little bit and it's like no. We have to really cure it. What part of ourselves? We present people? Have you guys ever said anything on the PODCASTS that you've been like oh? That was maybe a bridge too far for our relationship. We I'm out I know. There was one episode of our of our Patriots on that. We totally scrapped because we ended up fighting on it and I. I thought it was like Oh. Maybe that's interesting. No. No. It's Ju-. Anyway Yeah. We think. When we started doing this, we talked about like we can't give our selves entirely over to our public personas that have to be boundaries, and we're both terrible at drawing boundaries, but we've been very diligent. In this respect we just have to like there has to be things that we don't talk about and public. For us so smart and I think we kept saying that when we were working on the big sick we. Say Down which is like anything that fell out of the big sick got got to go back to being just hours. Because so much of our story belongs to a lot of people, yeah. But and I think that's true now like you have to intentionally choose the things that you're not going to say because I don't think it's you, it can be definitely would be more entertaining to just let it all out, but. What is the what is the? What is your actual goal? Is it to be entertaining or is it to like? Keep a life with someone that you love. Continue that life. It's like these people who think that you have to be miserable to be an artist. It's the same kind of thing like you don't have to like. Bleed your entire relationship dry to get. Yes, get something out of it and to entertain people and make people feel good and included like and you shouldn't. I'm so glad that you to do that because I feel like a lot of people don't. It's easy to get lured into just putting it all out yet. I mean what are the pressures of coming out here I think or being in this business in general is commodifying every part of your life right then like grinding it through the capitalist machine baby, yes, talking about that capitalist machine free. No, but. I do to put a price tag on every emotion you have. had. put it out there for public consumption and I think it takes. There are some couples who I think again I don't know what goes on inside their actual lives, but like it seems like that's what they've done. Right formative relationship. Yeah, yes, I think we live in a world like so much of especially to me. I see instagram so much of that like the performing especially like motherhood. There's a Lotta performing around like. The Hubs Hashtag Family Hashtag Saturday's. Much about it, but I also think though I found that was hard. Though, because like a lot of my stand up is most of is personal shit, right like not necessarily heavy, which is something that has happened, and so it's hard for me to kind of turn that off. 'CAUSE, then sometimes I'll be like well. What do I have to talk about, and if not my own? Life there certain things you don like I'm like I. Don't know if that's somebody or like. That might be a little, too dirk to be funny like trying. It's taken me a while to learn what that line is. And I think it was a lot easier in the beginning and I. Don't know if you've ever felt this way. Kumail but like early where it was like well I'm just doing stand up. Who knows that this is? My job were trying it? It was almost like. Let me say it all because I. Don't know how long I'm GonNa do it I don't know what people like it and I would just put it out, but then when it became like Oh. This is my job and I'm GONNA probably do this for a while. Now I have to pick and choose. Right you have to really define your voice, and you just have to be very careful, because now you could sort of say something that could really instead of just like trying stuff. You, know anytime you get onstage. Whatever you say could be yeah, it could be like news. Right I just me. I don't I mean like you have to really adapt point. Craft who you are as performer, you're in stick to that and also have your persona not be as saying that's like. One hundred percent. Your has to be the processed version of you like at. Product version of right right. Exactly have to like SORTA. Going to sound gross, but you think of yourself you have to as a brand which is like okay, so what of me as part of this brand?.

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

07:36 min | 1 year ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Couples Therapy

"Let other people know about it. I think that's about it and deliver smoke emily and Kumail. And we're back and we're back, okay. We've broke, so you guys got married less than a year into being together. Tell me how can I ask? How accurate was the film like how? How much of that is super accurate terms of like the pressures of put on your relationship? The Royal Tenenbaums what movie? Rushmore. Wes Anderson's talking about this. It's early. Early so we do get the shorthand like yeah, if you if you see the big, that's how we met. It's accurate overall except for the fact that we did not break up. That was something we added for movie magic. Break up before. I got sick but me. Getting sick like a few months into our relationship is definitely why we got married so quickly, so it was all there, okay. I. Just Want to force. You guys to have to like retail to save ten. No more like I don't know how much of it again like some of it's movie magic where I'm like. Do you speed stuff up right? Yeah, give me a story. You know what I mean. LIKE LITTLE BITS! The relievers that we got engaged got married. Three months after I got out of the hospital, but it was thought that that was so bizarre and kind of like sounded like a Hollywood. Ending of a movie that we couldn't end it like that. Feel weird to end it there, so we did not. I see I see I mean there's another thing that's because damning I also work on things that are quasi autobiographical and I think it's strange to have to fit your actual life into a fictional narrative. It's bizarre. It's weird. Yeah and it's a thing because everybody's life contains every genre right like like your story. As a couple contains horror, it contains romance. It's comedy. It's drama and to have to figure out which story you're going to tell is super super weird. It's also you think everything that happened to your super interesting, but. Story. Yeah, correct in it is like not. To. That's why what us. It was very helpful to have people who who could sort of read it and give us thoughts. This is dumb guy. Right like you are not that charming. We're going to have to cut this. That's what happened with us. And I think it wasn't as that, but sometimes I almost when we were working on this show indie it. Almost sometimes, it would almost be a way to retread fights dinner I mean. I'm reading an innovation or I am perfect. I do no wrong I. Say the right thing well. That's the problem like I was writing a version of myself that. where I thought, some of the flaws were sanded down, and that made it an uninteresting character. It Straight we, it's change. Our characters first names, so that's have half since Yeah Yup just. Because then I could like. A person, a my actual flaws and also different flaws. But otherwise I was trying to create like too perfect a car. I'm like no, this has to. Confront like my own problems. What I'm writing this too much to do too much deadline. Talk about that a lot. How like characters were often be to processed? Because you're? If you're talking about yourself in the past, but you've already learned those lessons like. How do you go back to the mindset of the person who hasn't learned those lessons yet? Something easiest thing to do, and we're not always great at it and also like an R. Movie Kumail Rights. Emily I'll use first names because that's the character's names canal rights emily's name in early on a NAPKIN senator gives it to her to like kind of impress her, and Emily in the movie is like all this dumb. Move that US on every girl, whereas emily. The person was like. Oh. and. It's a little embarrassing because he did do that to. Everyone dated. Not every woman. Gullible ones. So able to use the movie to correct that kind of Corny accordionist in my own passed and finally. I was actually I. Don't know if I ever said this day, but is actually afraid that it would dredge up shit for us to record right there. Yeah Yeah Yeah. Did that happen for you? Guys at all or just a general working side by side. Even if it's not together is an overall, it was very helpful and continues to be. I see things I understand her more because we've gone through the stuff together, it can be very easy to assign. Motive to somebody when you sort of look like okay, so she's doing this to Piss me off whatever or she doesn't understand or whatever, and then when you read her writing and see things from my perspective. You understand that that's not that it's not like directed you. For. Writing that movie really was because it wasn't so much about the disagreements of the arguments we had back then, although some of it was, but it really was me. I Never Understood her perspective on going through that I'm getting sick and I still don't completely understand that, but now I know I don't understand it, whereas before writing the movie I sort of thought that I got it where really I don't get it and I probably it. And you don't have to. Know I don't have to have to give you space then to have reactions based on that experience. I don't always make sense to me. I, hear you. You hear how process we are. Guys were so good at this. You have our shit together. I love looking at and loving kind. Asian might be the healthiest relationship that we've got at the show I. Think so I think so. What we do is before podcasts. We've fight all absolutely. We the hour and a half hour. Before before, and after then we're fine, then we fight again. When we had a podcast together before you could have made a podcast out of the number of times that we started the podcast and then went fuck you. Are You fucking kidding? We gotTA start again. This is. This is. Totally! It's we've we've worked together for so long. That sort of gotten much better at that, said we still have you still work sometimes. You're working out your stuff. Through while you're working you're. Having the arguments you would normally have about dishes about like work and like your egos get involved. Totally who's able to do this better? WHO's better at this part of it? It's writing with a partner is is not for the faint heart. I would say. Is that what you wanted like? Did you plan to do that? I will say it because I was very resistant. Andy is more of a collaborator. You know. He was like doing sketch stuff. He was in a band several bands like he likes to kind of work with a group and I feel very much. The standup Cliche of leave me alone. This is my time. And so it was then at the same time when you're with somebody who is funny and gets it, and you'll start riffing or vibe in you're like. Let's do this, but I was so resistant to it. Did you ever have that like I want us to just be lovers. Would he be was okay still. Accurate Emily's more resistant. And I'm I'm more. Stand up even though I'm. Like working with people and that emily still prefers to work on her own. That's not true I like working with you quite a bit..

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

08:59 min | 1 year ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Couples Therapy

"It. And Will! You tell me I have a feeling that Roszak is something akin to horoscope when it comes to. Actually, it's more of a pop culture reference than it is a thing that's really really used these days, but it's a pretty great pop culture reference at one point in my life, I was planning on getting a Rohrschack tattooed on my lower back like Oh. See that everyone sees the same thing which is opportunity. Imminent success. Bit was going to be a guy. Mid Hookup ooh. What if that and I'd be like? What are you thinking? Oh good. I'm so happy. You Dodge that bullet, sister. It's so strange because you'd have to be doggy style for that to be the topic of conversation. Right correct, so you're sort of like looking over your back shouting. I'm tossing to look over that shoulder been like. What are you whatever? How do you feel about your mom? Let's go. I did not do that. I just thought you know whatever therapists have that are hip. There's nothing therapist has it has hip, which is what I was and Roszak is one thing that we have. That's kind of hip. I don't see the. Here once it's on the lower back that changes the entire dynamic. That's exactly right right. Anything on a on a lower back and would demeanor it does. Take like the most beautiful poetry and made. A full sistine chapel lower back. What if you got the entirety of Freud's civilization and its discontents tattooed on your back I definitely learned a lot about the people I was hooking up with I would say drew. Yeah, that's. I could take all night just the reading. You guys, thanks for coming and talking to us today. Emily the top of the day being like you. Sure you feel like it which? I respect and appreciate I know the last week has been. Who Child is what I can say. Yes, we cannot last forty years well four hundred at, but you know. Reach you guys coming and chatting with US I figure. Why not spend forty five minutes just like take a break. You know what I mean. GonNa quick break from checking twitter and being upset exactly we. I'll say this whole. I will say that I know. We're not to overstate the importance of this, but like we have gone a lot of messages and from listeners who say they appreciate the. An hour away from thinking about the crumbling American experiment right right, right? You have to give them. You have to shake it up and it's interesting because I do feel like it was the way the comedy was after trump was elected, which is like all people could talk about was that and it's like is, are we? Do we need a distraction from that? Or should we just be talking about that and I? Think both I think we need both turns out. The hard thing is you have to sort of decide which when you need and. It's hard to know. Because sometimes you're just sitting there. Refreshing twitter over and over and doing something, but it's not doing what you want to be doing what you need to be doing so breaking out of those cycles. We like to enjoy ourselves. Say like. Do you guys know about healthy choices? Like what are we doing? What are you guys doing because I? Don't know about healthy choices. A General I was just listening to, so I've been. This is gonNA sound real here? We go here, we go. I'M NOT GONNA. Stop just so you know I. Know How I sound right. So in this time I started basically meditating a couple years ago. Here we go here, we go. I don't consider myself spiritual in any way or anything like that to me, meditation was just a very practical thing. Writings diety. What do I need to do to decrease banks anxiety, so it can be a better husband and a better at my job, right? It was a very practical thing, and I really got a lot out of it and so I've been listening I listened to a couple of things. I listened today to Terry Gross Interview with the guy who was talking about meditating and the benefits of meditating. About Breathing, which is a big part of has been talking to me a lot about breathing lately about like how to regulate your breathing first of all they say thirty percent of people breathe through the mouth, and that's like really bad for hundreds of reasons we call them out. Breeders be we call them mouth. Also you end up doing it without knowing it right, so it's just like how to use her to breathe through your nose to sort of. Get situated or get more energy or try and sleep, or whatever it is, and so those things I can sort of use to sometimes make good decisions. Yeah because it can be hard as you were saying. To be stuck in a situation where you're not even making the choice. That's true, does it? It scares me to think about making good choices, because I'm worried about what kind of personal be on the other side of those good choices. You still be interesting. Well, here's exactly. Why here's the thing about meditating that that this guy was talking about that? I've also learned I. Feel like people think we think our anxiety or our whatever our struggles are are the engine that makes us creative, and that's true, however, sometimes those can take over and be be harmful right and not harmful to your mental wellbeing, but also harmful to the work you want to do. And so I find for you're never GONNA lose your anxiety if you meditate. This guy was talking about this curve. Where a certain amount of anxiety actually makes you more productive so I think if you met, you're not going to chill out and be a person who doesn't. Do any more just a way of making yourself feel a little bit better every now and then, but you also say that you're less interesting now that you have more muscles. Muscles. I don't think I. Could I don't think I could? I. Don't think I have the dedication. To get muscles like bless your commitment to survival. Is what I would call it and yeah, you're going to need those muscles. Exactly. But like with the meditation. was there like a learning curve for you? Because I found that? Know hunting, every therapist and their mother has been like bitch. Get quiet, and yet I cannot take like literally. Two minutes feels like nine years. My brain feels like Harlem in the eighties like I'm terrified to go there. You know what I mean. I didn't know what you mean. A here's what else say that I think. A lot of people get scared. I can't believe I'm like the Meditation Guide. You really. Not. I think people get intimidated and things. They're not going to be good at it to me. There's no like I'm not meditating to get better. Meditating and sometimes of a sessions are quote unquote good and sometimes they're not good, but even the not good ones. Are Beneficial I think people are too hard on themselves when they're meditating. Because as you're saying you get a thought in your head, right and. Get the thought out. I think that can increase stress. All you have to do is be quired. Thought comes in you just like Oh. Started here, let me see if I can focus on something else, and the thought comes back again. Okay, it's back. Let me see if I can focus on something else i. don't be too hard on yourself. Thought keeps going back or if the thought doesn't go away, because it's doing a couple of things one, it is actually quieting your brain, even though there are distracted still quieter than it usually is, and it's showing you. How much is going on in there that you're not aware of or you're not in control of right? It can be very easy for just all these thoughts that are always going into your brain to sort of push you out, and I think meditating at least allows you to be aware of that a little bit. Oh my God. This a good session. I'll send you the CO pay I'll send you the. I'm not I'm not. Wonder. At. What point are you going to have to accept that you are this guy? You're on the. Isn't intervention the three of us. You're that guy here that Guy La Guy? You talk about gluten free. That's emily. We did a flotation tank once. Oh, here we go and. You just in a floating in water, and it's completely dark and it's. Just no as literally urine nothing you feel temperatures, exactly body temperature. Terrifying? We did it for ninety minutes. It almost broke me as a as a person as a soul..

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

"Long investigation discovered that the name for triscuit crackers comes from blank the name for triscuit crackers comes from biscuits no it comes from electrcity you see if you look at triscuits. Obviously the skits part is biscuits. But what's the trip part? And he found out it's electric city. He also found out a variation created to be served at circumcision ceremonies are called the brisket Lonzo. Doing OUR QUIZ. Lonzo had five right for ten more points. He now has fourteen and takes over the lead. And what is Roxanne? Have to do to walk away with this. She only needs four to five to. Oh here we go Roxanne. It's almost too easy can it can I? Can I just interrupt for one second? Peter can I just kind of center up just to say all these years? I've always found it sweet the way that bill will say that we're in the lead right before the other people before the other panelists having answered the speed round yet it's it feels like a t. ball game or something rarely does everybody's a winner this game all right. This is for the game fill in the book on Thursday the DNC announced. It was postponing the blank until August. The nominating convention on Monday. The Fed predicted that. Us blank rates could thirty two percent. Unemployment yes this week. Mike Pence blamed the US is slow response to blank the CDC chronic back right after another drop on Tuesday. The blank had its worst. I quarters since the two thousand eight Financial Crisis Wall Street this week. A cyclist had to be airlifted to the hospital after he crashed his bike while raising money for blank bicyclists for rescue helicopters on Monday. Researchers confirmed the first ever heatwave in blank an article on Wednesday the FDA recalled heartburn medication blank over fears. It may cause cancer. Zantac online work. Meeting went off the rails this week.

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

"Postponed twenty twenty blanks Olympics right from Thursday online giant blank announced it would provide surgical masks for its warehouse. Workers Amazon right. Although it's technically under lock down. The streets in a small town in Wales have been filled with blank goats. Yes Mo- goats very good. We'll all the humans are stuck inside. The suddenly empty city of land did know has become a complete goats town. Dozens of Goat's came down from the nearby mounds and decided to make the town their home. They've even started taking over local businesses. Which is by the starbucks will never run out of goat's milk doing our quiz. Mo had five right for ten more points. He now has thirteen. And the lead. Pay Alonzo you're up next. Fill in the blank on Sunday. Blank launched another ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. North Korea right on Tuesday. A Federal Appeals Court rejected the Florida. Gop's effort to limit felons blank rights voting rights. Yes despite virus fears bookings for blank and 2021 are on the rise cruises yes you're in luck Alonzo saying they were needed to protect a dignitary. The Secret Service signed an emergency order for thirty blanks this week. Golf Carts right after being quarantined in Australia actor and sometimes guest host blank. Return to the United States on Monday. Tom Hanks yes. Amanda Board during quarantine conducted a long investigation discovered that the name for triscuit crackers comes from blank the name for triscuit crackers comes from biscuits.

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

04:32 min | 1 year ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

"From NPR on WBZ Chicago. This his wait wait. Don't tell me the NPR news quiz. I'm Bill Curtis. Were playing this week with Roxanne. Roberts Morocco Lonzo Boden and here is your host from the shoe wing of his walk in closet. Peter Sago thank you bill. Bill GIVES HIS DAILY BRIEFING ABOUT COVERT RHYME teen. It's the listener limerick challenge. If you'd like to give us a call at one triple eight. Wait wait that's one. Eight eight eight nine. Two four eight nine two four right now. Though it's time for a game where calling the viral load. That's right we're about to throw at you. All the corona virus news that you didn't see this week rapid fire style. Get your question right. You get a point ready to play Yup rocks and you're up first true or false. French police reported that one woman called the corona virus hotline to ask if it was safe for her husband to spend the weekend with his mistress false. No it's true it's France rocks and of course it's true. Alonzo's seeking advice in how to deal with the virus outbreak. The president placed a direct call to Alex as our Secretary of Health and Human Services. Oh that'd be false right. Of course. He called Alex Rodriguez former baseball player. Roxanne true or false. The State of Montana issued social distancing guidelines saying that six feet is equivalent to four into an trout or to shovelnose sturgeon. Joe Yes mo- were false David Geffen and a gesture of solidarity instagram photo of himself. Self isolating in his forty million dollar mansion. Of course it had to be true. No it's false yourself isolating in a building ship. I-in -ticipant what you were going to say. And I didn't listen to you. What lesson how? We have the audience to remind me to listen to you. You've never on your Alonzo church false. A woman in Washington State was disappointed to learn the soap. She'd been washing. Your hands with was not in. Fact antibacterial false right. She was disappointed to learn. It was a block of Cheese Roxanne Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin. Netanyahu called together his cabinet to show them film of Iranians conspiring to spread the virus. False right. He showed them a clip from a hallmark television movie that he thought was Iranians conspiring to spread the Virus Molin New Yorker attempting to recreate that heartwarming Italy. Sing along we saw on video was joined by over a thousand neighbors in song false. Yes he was told to. Shut the bleep up. I Love New York. I absolutely love my home city. All right we'll hear some more questions for you from the week's News Alonzo without any games to cover Fox sports broadcaster. Joe Buck has offered to do play by play of the action in any video has fans might send him but after receiving many submissions. He is requesting that people stop sending him there. What porn well close enough their own sex tapes. Listen it's bad enough to see amateurs at work. We don't need a job right. Do you Miss Sports. Will you don't Miss Sports as much as Joe? Buck does. The beloved and beheaded sports commentator has been providing play by play for videos of. Oh kids during football's in the backyard or beer. Pong Games all really cute until it wasn't. It is nice though when people are taking precautions so he can say and he's safe well. It makes sense for him to be doing that because his announcing partner era is busy advising the White House on what to do with the Corona Wall. Somebody's gotTa hold down the Fort Alonzo. He's been getting so he's being Joe. Buck has been getting a lot of people have been sending Joe Buck Sexton for him to do quote unquote play by play analysis. Hey could have a whole line of videos called a buck buddies. It occurs to me the Joe Buck and get back at some of these people by going ahead with what they asked him to do and doing the play by play like it looks like he's using a much smaller bat than expected based on his performance. He'll be candid for a player to be named later. And it's and it's game over before the first commercial break.

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

"In your voicemail. You're ready to play. I am ready all right bridge a first. Let's hear from Lonzo Boating Aviation Tech Allen Lane worked at a wind tunnel facility being locked down at home and all this talk of social distancing in an airborne virus gave him an idea. Just blow the air away from the House. He got a high powered fan from work. Mounted it in the driveway to blow air away from his house his neighbor bill thought it was a good idea so allen brought him a fan. The Wilson's across the street didn't want the air blowing into their homes so they needed a fan to next thing. There were five fans for eight houses on the color set now. No one sure when the problem started was it blowing wasp's nests out of a tree into the Wilson's garage with a wind so strong. The WASPS couldn't escape so they found the kitchen more comfortable. Maybe it was the kids on bicycles. Who's new favorites stunt is attempting to set speed? Records WITH SALES. Attached their bikes. Perhaps it's a simple fact that no one in a three block radius can keep a face mask on because it a windstorm. After four days Allen's experiment was shut down by local police who advised him to turn off the fans could on a face mask and take the loss of lawn furniture as the cost of a lesson. Learned Alan is now at home trying to design a new more secure facemask. A man brings home his industrial strength fans.

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Apple pulls out of South by Southwest festival amid coronavirus outbreak

Mac OS Ken

01:20 min | 1 year ago

Apple pulls out of South by Southwest festival amid coronavirus outbreak

"Doesn't do a lot of big events these days so there hasn't been a lot for apple to bail on during the corona virus outbreak. Say Hello to south by South West or actually say goodbye to it. Variety says plus has pulled out of the South by southwest film festival that means no festival premiere for the Spike Jones documentary. Beastie boys story. The company had also planned to hold a conversation about the series little America with show creators. Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon. That's not happening. Neither are the first looks at the Animated Series Central Park and the Docu series home and the political coming of age documentary film. Boys State will also Miss. Its first big audience as Napa Property Amazon Studios facebook twitter. Tick Tock Mashal Intel all our companies. That just like apple have decided to give south by South West. Amiss and yet organizers say the festival will happen as scheduled as of now. Variety has show organizers saying that the annual music technology and Entertainment Festival in Austin Texas is still on the thirteenth through the twenty second of March

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Amanpour

Amanpour

16:08 min | 1 year ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Amanpour

"On your hair right now. africom the much it now. Kumail Nanjiani and Emily v Gordon a writers and producers on the show and the real life Gio behind the autobiographical biographical wrong calm. The big sick they wanted to talk about their mission to humanize the backbone of America it's immigrants in today's political climate. Emily welcome to the program. Thank you for having okay so this is really an amazing story. It's about immigrants in a time when you know it's like a hot topic and it's about hope it's not about the sort of massive tragedy or some of. It's it's quite sad. Just tell me why you thought troupe doing this. Well we thought I did was brought to us by a friend of ours and we immediately Eisenberg our show on our we immediately kind of fell in love with the idea. It it should exist like those are the best kinds of ideas are the ones that when you hear them really. Yes of course it should exist and I think for us. We wanted to show a variety of experiences. That immigrants tab that's why it was important to us There's no one immigrant experience. There's no one monolithic experience and I think you and I both kind of traffic and hope a little bit going drug addicted. I think I I think we both are somewhat optimistic and I think also there are plenty of things that focus on the very real struggles immigrants have And the the shoe uh struggled to a lot of struggles. But it's not it's not struggle porn is the only term I can think of. It's not a thing where we're highlighting look. Look how much they're suffering. Isn't it important important. We wanted to show these people as full human being and that in itself is a radical concept. You are an immigrant I am. This is why you attracted to it or ooh certainly part of why was attractive to it. I feel like there's this sense. That immigrant stories are only no matter. What side of the political debate Iran that immigrants stories are only worth telling and they're full of tragedy? Yeah and so my immigrant. Experience has been different from every other immigrant experience. Just as saying there's no monolithic immigrant experience and generally when you hear the word immigrant in America you conjure the same image. Whatever side of the political debate debate? You're on so we just wanted to tell stories that were that were different from that. That did have a little bit more. Hope the both of you use the word human to humanize immigrants. I mean it's kind of extraordinary that we actually even have to say that because people people in the human beings but in this atmosphere it is a radical concept right. I mean it's weird. We really did not want our should have any political messaging within the show. But it's very existence just saying immigrants of human beings is now a radical. Political statement does an episode where there's an undocumented go from Mexico. was that one called. It's called power and she finds out very good at squash. True story what's amazing you've cultivated automated. You've gathered these amazing true stories which makes it even doubly authentic. Sorry carry on. Yeah and I've heard people saying oh they're trying to say the undocumented immigrants are people yeah they are it's a it's such a radical thing green and good at certain things I now they don't have to be to be worthy of being here but yes absolutely. We like the idea of telling US sports tonight. And I grew up in a very homogeneous small town in the south breath. And I think if you don't have access to human beings that are different from you art is the next best thing if they're not in your immediate vicinity and I think we wanted to make art that people would say impossibly empathize be entertained number one but possibly be get a window into someone that they didn't know before so As we said in the introduction you to have an amazing personal story you've made it into the film the Big Sick you've been in Silicon Valley you're now in new marvel thing we'll talk about that and I want to talk about your story in a second. 'cause it's vital to this but I wanna I play a little clip from one of the episodes called the Rock. You profile an Iranian immigrant family and to be honest with you they possibly might be amongst the most demonized international group certainly now in international politics and this is a very very sweet and affecting story about a father and a mother who just want to do their best for their now growing up. Kid who wants to be American move off campus so to speak of his family's just wants to just wants to be an American boy into band and this is the clip..

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"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Who? Weekly

Who? Weekly

03:22 min | 1 year ago

"kumail nanjiani" Discussed on Who? Weekly

"Literally like trump got involved very literally like the last second of his life when he was cited integrate. Now like that doesn't excuse the rest of your like a terrible notes up apology John McCain Kobe Kebab Haji the situation okay. Well then he was like I'm not GonNa go right but then when he died Meghan McCain now forever gets to do the thing where she's like. I'm he died. My Dad died. So can you shut up. I don't think controversial opinion for me to say on the PODCAST has the John McCain was a piece of shit and so- Camille Nanjiani Meghan. McCain's GonNa find this tweety. Yeah but the point is Johnny Rightfully pointed out the fact that John McCain did plenty of fuck ups in his life right because Meghan McCain is who she is she sort of overpowered Howard him on twitter and was like. How dare you talk about my father like this? Got Mad at Kumail for doing this right. So because of this Kumail deleted his tweets. This isn't two thousand thousand eighteen and then apologize to her and said I could explain my point further but instead I will just say something. I truly believe if we had more politicians like your father the world would be a better place place. Meghan Meghan quote tweets. That says thank you Camille. So it's like he he let Megan win. It's like you didn't have to let Meghan win okay so this caller is just honestly obviously still annoyed by this thing. That Camille did a long time ago and like will use it as reason enough to not think he's hot even though. Oh Kumail like archie. Before him got hot like Chris Pratt and who is John Ydstie before him of got so Kumail is a comedian was is as a comedian. Wasn't a comedian turned actor. He's a comedian turned actor. who started kind of in the seen us on Silicon Valley? He did you see stuff. Yeah he goes way back through the whole thing and then he had a sort of big break. Silicon Valley was maybe his biggest break but the big sick. The big sick was is his movie. Big break that is based on a true story about him and his wife Gordon and the big six sort of the thing that I would say. Put Him on the map in a bigger way than silicon valley much bigger because it made him sort of a rom com lead and that was a cute movie that everyone really liked. It was a good little ROM com based on a true story. He got a lot of nowhere. It was really successful. We're not being very expensive so it made a lot of news for a lot of people but also people generally went to go see it he i I think has been really intent on. I mean clearly kind of representing you know I mean for sure. If you're going to put all all the effort into like getting hot for for this superhero so bobby's referring to like John Krasinski before him Kumail gets cast in which superhero thing is. It's it's it's a lot it's the a thing called the eternal and what they're the internals. Hokey the asking about sports. Look at this premise. There you're going to die when you read the sentence premise. One sentence in a story spanning seven thousand years Indian terminals and immortal eighty alien race created by the celestial 's protects humanity from their evil counterparts. The deviance okay. So like this is the same old Shit Angelina. Jolie is the main star of this movie the other people are richer. Madden Kumail Nanjiani..

Dave Bautista, Keita And Makita discussed on The Frame

The Frame

16:28 min | 2 years ago

Dave Bautista, Keita And Makita discussed on The Frame

"They were coming out a week after Spiderman far from home and a week before lion king I mean could we have like one shot at it. You know that weekend doesn't go well for gone forever. That's not Camille Janis only problem. It is new movie stupor. He plays an uber driver who picks up a nightmare passenger. Who's got a gun? That's Today on the frame weekend. Plus for filmmaker Lewan diverse casting is key even if it surprises surprises movie goers type of American lead that we're used to but that's part of it you know people need to get used to these faces as being part of the faces of America re talk too long about her new movie the farewell and we'll say hello to the LUBEC sister's piano duo from Paris who wowed the crowd at the Hollywood bowl this week. It's the frame weekend from the Broadcast Center at K._P._C._C. John Horn stay with us. I'm John Horn and this is the frame weekend on this show we talked with creative people about how and why they do what they do and about how their art is shaped by the wider world a little later today. We're going to find out why Tuesday nights are taking off in downtown L. as little Tokyo but I this you know there's a sense that certain movies theatre movies and certain movies are not theater movies. I think comedy's our theater movies to Oh. Actor and screenwriter male Nanjiani hopes that audiences agree he's going for big laughs and his new dark comedy. It's called Stupor the film just open this weekend. It's an action packed buddy cop flick with with a twist Nanjiani stars as an uber driver and he picks up a total nightmare of a passenger and out of control policeman played by Dave Bautista. He's losing his eyesight and he's got a gun. AFTER JANIS 2017 seventeen breakout film the big sick he was looking for an entirely different kind of role for a follow up so when he came across the script for Stupor he thought he'd found one as long as he could help tweak the script a bit genuine motto of the L._A.. L._A.. Times was my co host for the frames recent summer movie special and Nanjiani was one of our guests we started out by asking him to explain the premise. That's driving the stupor storyline. An Uber driver gets kidnapped by a COP and forced go on an adventure to catch a murderous drug dealer and the cop can't see because he just got leasing just got Leszek. That's the thing I don't know why it's not in the trailers. The cop just got laid sick and so there's like over the course of the whole movie. He's got this chart that he's staring at waiting for it to get on blurry so I'm curious how this came about. Were you looking for something like this. After the big sick I sort of had a little bit of paralysis about what to do next ext so I decided that the only way I wouldn't put too much pressure on myself was to do something completely different that nobody could compare it to the big sick right and so I kind of was I want to do like a big studio action comedy type movie so then descript came in and I read it and I thought it was really fun and funny by was like if I want to do like an action comedy with guns and all this stuff there has to be a reason for it to exist like it conscious be that it's entertaining and so I actually talked to to Fox a bunch about it and was like hey. I think there's some like underlying themes in this movie that I think we should really bring up to the surface and if you guys are willing to do that then I think this could be a cool thing to do. We'd be able to talk about things you don't normally see in like a big action movie like this. That seems like such a guy movie toxic masculinity in men talking about their feeling exactly exactly I was like if we're doing a movie in twenty nineteen about out angry dudes with guns. We have to talk about that. I feel like we're obviously in a narrow where you know. Masculinity is under the microscope and we're really sort of figuring out. Most of the world's problems come from men who can't feel their feelings so it was like I think this is a great rate way to talk about that stuff in a movie. That's traditionally a very like man movie and for people who don't know what's tuber means what does to remain Camille so my character's name is Stu and Driving Uber so my boss calls Me Stupor to make doc fund me and it really gets under by skin cancel. It affects my rating icon trouble for stars lose this job. ooh Do right now that that you for this stupid you can stop calling me that he really loves you. I think that's it's a really fun too because we were like let's take all the male types and reconstructive so this guy is sort of the you know the petty tyrant type of guy and we do a scene where we deconstruct that where he's just like kind of lonely and feels bad and insecure about himself on you have a whole seen in a male strip club. Yes exactly Steve. How is the name of the guy that I talked to a bunch and it's funny? He's like Hillary Clinton Tattoo. She was up twelve points in August. We just wanted to take a a bunch of different types of men and sort of deconstruct. All of the stripper is talking about being honest with your feelings and you know not hiding. You need to tell her you feel a relationship cannot thrive without honest and you know he's been body shamed by his his boss for being like you know one percent body fat as opposed to point five right right. He looks great by the way I'll tell you I felt very inadequate in that locker room because it's like Ted of the most gorgeous hunks and then me like I notice I watched this movie a bunch of different audiences. My posture is so much worse in that scene than any other scene in the movie the match up of you and Dave Batista his persona has his outward appearance appearance like it it lends itself to a deeper deconstruction along those lines. That's what's interesting about him is that he looks like such a brute. You know he's so big and he's looks like a scary guy but he's the sweetest most sincere man have truly ever met he he is completely in touch with his emotions. In a way are characters in the movie are Kinda swapped. He's the one who's really comfortable being sincere and crying and really talking about his feelings whereas I was the one who was really cut off for myself for a long time and in the last four or five years I've been sort of trying to do the work of getting in touch with my feelings and feeling comfortable expressing something other than anger anger you know what is that about. I mean is that about things that you think you can do. Through acting where you can start understanding yourself better yeah I mean honestly was I started taking acting classes like a year before the big sick because I knew that had got to be able to access parts of myself that hadn't been able to access an taking acting classes. It's Kinda was like therapy. I realized that for years I didn't know how I was feeling why was angry about stuff and so in doing doing acting work for the big sick I realized like Oh. There's a lot of stuff going on inside me that I thought was not good to feel and so after the big continued doing that work on myself like I cry it almost every movie movie now and I went like fifteen years without crying at all. When this movie came along? I was like well. I think this could be an interesting way to talk about some of the things that I've had to deal with on my own when I was sort of talking to Fox about this. I don't want to take credit for this movie in any way. All that stuff was in there but I was like I see these characters as one needs to get angry and one needs to cry. So how do you do that and make what is a summer movie with like you know. I won't say car chases but there's some car action. There's a ton of violence. There's a lot of like what we would see in a big action movie. How do you make sure that that is responsible as well that you're not just kind of random? gunplay people are just getting mowed down because that's what you have to do a summer movie I mean. That's tricky right. That's tricky so it is a shooting movie. It is people with guns. It is it is car chases. Those things happen in movie and that's the language of this type of cinema but I but I was like my cocker should be anti doc. I was very adamant. I was like fire. Hold a gun in this movie. I don't want to feel cool or good about it. The only time I fire is once into the air when we went to do the poster shoot for the movie. The concept was both of us holding guns and I was like I'm not going to hold a gun. That's completely not what this character is so I'm honestly not trying to take a big stand against guns or anything. Obviously you see I think gun control is very important but you know Dave has a lot of guns and he's a very responsible gun owner and he's very comfortable around guns. I'm not comfortable around counts I wanted. I thought that that perspective should be in their drive. I'm sue how do you do can get you some bottled waters and Canadian chocolate. It was one of those things where I thought was getting five bars Amazon but I ended Koreatown no rea- town now hold on. I'm going to bang a UEY Hero Quick Doc. No don't got it. It's clear that uber was a willing participant in this movie I mean they are all over the film and yet they're these jokes about the driver like Oh my God he took the right turn. It's now four minutes two minutes. How much freedom did you have to actually make fun of ride? Sharing Services and Uber particular first of all did not pay us any money for those people think this is like an ATF ruber. I'd be like this is a terrible herbal admiral the driver get kidnapped. How is this a positive thing for Uber? They wanted to make sure that the APP was used correctly. That was there. They wanted to make sure that that technically everything we were doing in the movie would have happened that way in real life they weren't too concerned about US making fun of Uber like they were kind of cool with that but they wanted to make sure that it was an accurate portrayal Nanjiani co stars in Stupor with Dave Bautista. It's in theaters now. You're listening to the frame weekend. I'm John. Do you know what if Akita is no well. A lot of people don't and a lot of future generations won't because it's almost extinct the vikings are a casualty of fishing nets in the Sea of Cortes off Baja California. The Nets are there to capture another species of marine marine animal the Totowa by the Documentary Sea of shadows examines not only the rapid eradication of Akita but also the nearly intractable plight of local fishermen. We sat down with the film's director Richard Laud Connie at at the Sundance Film Festival where see shadows premiered and he started by telling us more about this small porpoise like mammal. The Makita is the smallest waylon earth. It looks like it's very cute. It looks like a cross between a pond the baron dolphin there's so few left after them so the first mammal that may go extinct in a decade when we started there were less than thirty left now. We believe there's less than fifteen left so they're really declining fast but DEV akitas just a symbol for a much bigger story which is that the drug cartels tells the Mexican cartels in a Chinese mafia based in Tijuana are attacking this habitat of the Makita because they're looking for something else that cocaine of the C- the Toba and they liked that so much because the swim bladder ladder of this fish can fetch up to one hundred thousand dollars in China so they discovered it as an alternative to the drug trade so this is why story so big and dangerous because they're attacking a notion that Jacques Cousteau called the aquarium of the world and they are destroying it just to get this swim ladder and nobody was looking like when we did the IRA game the elephant crisis was known and it was a big deal and you know everyone loves elephants. This one was a silent war that no one knew about but it was so deadly because tens and hundreds of thousands of animals being killed in slaughtered and I was five hour south of Los Angeles Richard when I think about the challenges in making this movie obviously the first one is the by Keita. They're very few they're hard to find and there's certainly hard to document and then you're working in an area where there are people who don't want you to document what's happening and they don't want you interfering in their business and those people are powerful and they have guns so what were the biggest challenges is for you in trying to document what was going on outside of San Filippo. The Beach Chattan starts with that. Do you need a lot of money to make a film like that because Justice Security that goes into keeping us all safe because every day that we spend there we were noticed more and more and we try to pretend to be like a natural history kind of film team just doing a film on wildlife right but they were wondering why are they on the sea shepherd ship which is fighting the cartels house and why are they so interested in what's going on here so yes. It became the most dangerous film I've ever done. I set that as well. When did the every game they started sending us more clear messages that they do know who we are and especially the really bad guy? <hes> Oscar Para started to <hes>. Let us know by sending us a messenger saying. Why don't you interview me but we were like Oh? We're not going to do that because he had actually just murdered soldier in some Philippa a few weeks back caught on videotape too caught on videotape and we thought it could be a trap. There's a moment in the film where you were filming. If I keep that is in distress and to watch what is happening to this Keita's your cameras are rolling and the marine biologists who are trying to care for it is unbelievably difficult to watch because this is an animal. That's not only almost extinct it is in some ways kind of anthropomorphic and it's a it's an animal that has almost kind of human qualities in its face. Can you talk about without revealing what happens in the scene what was like to film that sequence where you see this Keita who is struggling to stay alive you know it took five weeks of us being out there on fifteen boats with ninety scientists who we're the best in the world to try to find them. You know for us. It was this journey this rollercoaster ride of emotions of being with a scientists looking for this animal which they wanted to rescue they wanted to extract all of Akitas and put them into a safe zone so they can stay alive because the thousands of ghost nets were going into catch to our killing everything they're like walls of death but yeah being close to that Makita that after five weeks was caught was was incredible. It was the first time Akita was even filmed like we were the first film team ever ever to film this animal in its entirety that was like Oh my God but then also watching it struggle with captivity that was emotional like you cannot believe it was tears of joy I to actually sleep find one bring it to safety but then also watching how it was struggling it was <hes> big rollercoaster for US emotionally direct KITA. There's maybe a dozen of them left. What would you say to people who say what differences the Fakih to make to the world? You know <hes> we have a responsibility I think to care into not look away and this story is remarkable because it is a small story but it's a small story that you find over and over again across the world. I want everyone to start looking at this and say like this can't happen like I can't allow this. I'm angry. I want to inspire especially the young people like our our hero Jack Drawn to these twenty one and he's risking his life every day and he's out there facing poachers and he's I angry and he's not ready to accept so he's fighting and to show here is like that I think it is very inspiring and empowering for young people who I think do

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