Aasif Mandvi is evil. Well, he may not actually be evil, but he is co-starring in the new CBS drama called Evil. The former Daily Show correspondent is excited to”play a guy named Ben” in the upcoming supernatural pilot.
Mandvi plays deeply skeptical, blue-collar carpenter Ben. He is recruited to join a priest-in-training named David to investigate mysterious situations with a clinical psychologist named Kristen.
The British comedian stars with Dutch actress Katja Herbers as Kristen and Mike Colter as David. Herbers is mostly known in the U.S. for her role on the second season of Westworld. She also had a recurring role on the WGN series Manhattan. Colter starred in Marvel’s Luke Cage Netflix series. Emmy-winner Michael Emerson will also co-star as an expert witness in a mass-murder case.
Aasif Mandvi enjoys acting career post-Daily Show stint
Mandvi started at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart back in 2006. He appeared in 188 episodes until his departure in 2015. One of his most notable moments was an interview with Republican official Don Yelton regarding voter ID laws. The interview was so controversial, it later led to his resignation.
Since his Daily Show departure, Mandvi has pursued many acting opportunities. Immediately after leaving Comedy Central, he starred in 10 episodes of The Brink on HBO. His talents have lent well to both comedy and drama. He landed humorous roles on shows like Another Period and A Series of Unfortunate Events as well as serious turns on Blue Bloods and Younger.
In addition to Evil, Mandvi has several other projects in the works. The actor will appear in the upcoming dramatic film Human Capital with Marisa Tomei and Liev Schreiber. He will also lend his vocal talents to the upcoming animated film Blazing Samurai and the all-Indian Disney cartoon called Mira, Royal Detective. Last week, Mandvi released an album of his award-winning solo show called Sakina’s Restaurant.
Excited to work with this great group of actors and creators… and also play a guy named Ben. https://t.co/1qiWPqyzWA
— aasif mandvi (@aasif) March 5, 2019