Kumail Nanjiani plays herself, Emily’s role is played quite well by Zoe Kazan. The challenge to the North American masses is that Kumail is, of course, a Pakistani-American, Emily’s being white and white. For this reason, the audience is reminded, repeatedly, of precisely the prejudices of the bald Kumail faces in everyday life. In an example, he asked again what he thought: “Yes, tragedy.
We lost nineteen of our best people and we were waiting for before (BRIEF) as a matter of fact, this tragedy was that thousands of people, most of them Americans, were murdered meaninglessly by these 19 terrorists.