Comic Aasif Mandvi talks celeb lies on his new present: ‘That sounds insane’

Comedian/actor Aasif Mandvi talked about that his new comedy panel current “Would I Lie To You?” exists on account of a TV suggestion he gave to “The Good Partner” creators Robert and Michelle King. 

“I watched the British current for a really very long time,” Mandvi, 56, suggested The Publish, referring to the BBC comedy sport current of the an identical title that’s aired since 2007. 

“I was an unlimited fan, it’s been on for like 14 seasons. And as an Indian specific particular person, I was always in search of to steal one factor from the British. So, I assumed, ‘Why not this?’ I went to Robert and Michelle King, who I do ‘Evil’ with. I suggested them regarding the current. My partner and I had been watching it —  for us, it’s a respite for the insanity of the world. Robert and Michelle fell in love with it, and Robert talked about, ‘Why don’t we make the American mannequin?’ ” 

Airing Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. on The CW, the gathering is hosted and executive-produced by Mandvi (“The Daily Current With Jon Stewart,” “Evil,”) and produced by the Kings. 

Aasif Mandvi web internet hosting film star tall-tale current, “Would I Lie To You?”
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In each episode, film star mates equal to Brooke Shields, Amber Ruffin, Laura Benanti, Michael Ian Black, Adam Pally and Richard Type are reduce up into two “teams” led by Matt Walsh (“Veep”) and Sabrina Jalees (“Search Celebration”). Each film star takes turns learning out a state of affairs on a remember card, and the other crew ought to guess in the event that they’re telling the truth about one factor they as quickly as expert, or telling a fib. 

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Richard King smiles and points.
Richard Type is probably going one of many celeb mates who tells an outlandish story on “Would I Lie To You?”
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Dulce Sloan waves her arms while looking confused.
Dulcé Sloan is probably going one of many celeb mates on “Would I Lie To You?”
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“The entire tales are very good,” talked about Mandvi. “There’s a pre-interview, nonetheless they’ve not at all seen the exact story until they be taught it on air, and they also don’t know what they’re about to be taught. When you’ll have anyone like Richard Type telling a story about giving Paul Newman a piggy once more expertise, that sounds insane and crazy. I’m always hesitant to call this a sport current, because of on the end of the day, the components don’t matter. It’s really a pleasant panel current. Your complete factor is an excuse for people to tell hilarious shaggy canine tales.”

Mandvi could be acknowledged for HBO’s “The Brink,” “Youthful,” “A Assortment of Unfortunate Events,” and “Blue Bloods,” amongst others. 

“I’ve been very fortunate in that I’ve gotten to do every kind of points in my career, I’ve gotten to toggle backwards and forwards between the dramatic stuff and comedic stuff,” he talked about. “I’m capturing ‘Evil’ now, and this [show] is a whole departure. It’s a whole totally different side of me as a performer, as an artist. It permits me to stretch and flex either side of my performing, comedic and dramatic.”

Shalewa Sharpe, Sabrina Jalees, and Rachel Feinstein sit in a row at a panel.
Shalewa Sharpe, Sabrina Jalees, and Rachel Feinstein are a celeb crew on one episode.
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Santino Fontana, Sabrina Jalees, and Richard Kind sit behind a panel smiling.
Santino Fontana, Sabrina Jalees, and Richard Type are a celeb crew on one episode of “Would I Lie To You?”
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Aasif Mandvi poses with his arm out on a desk.
Aasif Mandvi web internet hosting “Would I Lie To You?”
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Mandvi talked about that he was shocked by what variety of celebs agreed to return on “Would I Misinform You?”

“Most people that we approached had been sport. I really feel on this world correct now, the knowledge feels so depressing that I really feel individuals are looking for a spot to go and giggle and be joyful.” 

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