Nasim Pedrad

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  • Birth Place: Tehran, Iran
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/18/1981, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor; comedian
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Is Fox's Mulaney Fall TV's Biggest Disappointment?

The pilot for Fox's Mulaney features one of the show's two stand-up comedian characters struggling to write a joke that sets up what the comic has already decided will be his catchphrase punchline.

In the same way, the series — created by and starring John Mulaney, a former Saturday Night Live writer and one of the sharpest, funniest stand-up comedians working today — has all the ingredients needed to create laughs, but it just can't seem to find a consistent way to deliver them.

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Not surprisingly, the best parts of the early episodes feature Mulaney doing his stand-up routine for the live audience in front of his darkened apartment set. (Yes, it's a weird setting, but go with it.) But when the action shifts...read more

Weekend TV: Homeland, Survivor's Remorse, Mulaney

If last season (and the last parts of the season before) left you wanting to run away from Showtime's Homeland, the good news is that it's safe to come back. The show may never again achieve the intensely suspenseful and emotional heights of year one, with its psychosexual tango between Carrie and the enigmatic war hero/possible terrorist tool Brody, and I'm still not convinced that basket-case analyst Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) should be posted anywhere hotter than Antarctica. But this Emmy-winning international spy thriller suddenly feels much more topical and urgent again in its fourth season, where the only remaining remnant of the Brody storyline is the infant daughter — a ginger baby, naturally (hauntingly Damian Lewis in aspect) — whom Carrie bore after witnessing the father's cruel fate.

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VIDEO: Saturday Night Live: Season 40

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Saturday Night Live: Season 40
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Posted: 10/1/2014

America's premier sketch-comedy show returns for its 39th season LIVE from Studio 8H in New York City.  This season, the cast includes Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Moynihan, Jay Pharoah, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, featuring Beck Bennett, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Kyle Mooney, and Sasheer Zamata. Check out these selected sketches and segments from each of this season's episodes, so you can make every night a Saturday Night. watch

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Weekend Update: Chaplain Barry Black
Mornin' Miami
Chess Tournament
Girlfriends Talk Show

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Despicable Me 2 [HD]

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Patriot Acts
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November 15 - Woody Harrelson
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In the Name of the Mother, and the Son and the Holy Andre

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Today: Episode Episode, Guest
2014 Mulaney TV Show Series, Actor - Jane
2013 Despicable Me 2 Movie, Actor - Jillian
2011 Allen Gregory: Mom Sizemore
Season 1, Episode 6
Episode, Voice - Val
1975 Saturday Night Live TV Show Series, Performer

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Is Kenan Thompson Leaving SNL After This Season?

Saturday Night Live's current most senior performer may be heading for the exit.

TMZ.com reports that Kenan Thompson, who has been on the show for... read more

Top Videos: "Golden Is the New Black," Reverse Jeopardy, Jimmy Fallon's Musical Morning Announcements

This week, Jimmy Fallon and Julianna Margulies teamed up for a SaturdayNight Live-esque sketch on The Tonight Show, and SNL alum Nasim Pedrad revealed her Aziz Ansari impersonation on Conan. An amazing mashup fused Orange Is the New Black with The Golden Girls, and competitive eating champion Takeru Kobayashi went up against ... a hamster. Oh, and Bryan Cranston performed a one-man "MLB on TBS" postseason show. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Critic's Notebook: Fox at TCA

Gotham City to the rescue? Fox certainly hopes Gotham, its dark and stylish noir set in the corrupt, broken pre-Batman metropolis, will revive the fortunes of a network undergoing one of its most significant leadership transitions. (The architect of this fall's schedule, Kevin Reilly, stepped down in late May, and Dana Walden and Gary Newman, the Fox Studio heads who will take over network oversight in a more streamlined operation, won't start their new positions until the end of the month.)

The Gotham panel was the first and most impressive new-series presentation on Fox's day at the TCA press tour. (For more Fox news, go here.) With its revisionist twist on Batman mythology as it spills out origin stories featuring various supervillains-to-be, Gotham is the buzziest show on Fox's fall slate — airing on Mondays alongside breakout hit Sleepy Hollow won't hurt — but it's not without risk. read more

Nasim Pedrad Talks Departing SNL for Mulaney: "At Some Point You Have to Leave"

When Saturday Night Live returns this fall, it will be without a very familiar face.

No, we're not talking about the recently departed Brooks Wheelan, Noël Wells or John Milhiser — it's OK, no one really remembers what they did on the sketch show, either — but Nasim Pedrad, who is leaving after five years to star on... read more

Saturday Night Live Fires Two More Featured Players

The mass exodus continues at Saturday Night Live.

A day after featured player Brooks Wheelan tweeted that he had been fired from the variety show, fellow newcomers... read more

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