Kumail Nanjiani as Stephen Colbert’s secret prisoner

Last night's edition of The Colbert Report opened with stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani hiding under Stephen Colbert's desk as Colbert's secret Gitmo-style prisoner, Omar. Or is it Homer? That must have been weird, since he'd have to have been in there even before the audience arrived — unless they snuck him in during a distraction. Or maybe it was magic! If you missed it, or if you just want to see it again, here is the clip:

For those of you who don't already know and love Kumail, he was born in Pakistan, came to the United States to go to college…in Iowa. He then got involved in the Chicago comedy scene, and now lives in Brooklyn. He is quite funny. Much of his life story showed up in his one-man show, Unpronounceable.

After the jump, a clip of Kumail's stand-up.

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2 thoughts on “Kumail Nanjiani as Stephen Colbert’s secret prisoner

  1. Congrats Kumail! Another milestone for us brown people!
    Back then it would have been Fisher Stevens with chocolate pudding on his face

  2. Advance alert update! Kumail will be back on Colbert again tonight…did he remember to waterboard himself? Why is he back so soon? Tune in tonight to find out!

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