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Kumail Nanjiani looks stylish promoting Welcome to Chippendales

Kumail Nanjiani cut a stylish figure Wednesday as he left The View in New York City while promoting the new series Welcome To Chippendales.

The Harold and Kumar star, 44, wore a bright yellow button down shirt with white circular designs under a green leather jacket with green trousers and brown leather shoes.

His new limited series, Welcome to Chippendales, is a wild crime saga based on the true story behind the mantastic, sex-god-abs party that grew into a global phenomenon.

Describing his character, Kumail said, “So, the guy who invented Chippendales… he was this Indian immigrant, I didn’t know the story, there was a lot of wild stuff going on behind the scenes.”

He added: “People have been murdered because of Chippendales. He burned down other male strip clubs because he thought they would steal his ideas, so you know I had no idea there was so much wild stuff happening.

Nanjianai had to push himself out of his comfort zone to play the role of a shady character who gets angry.

Coming from a comedic background, Kumail explained that he was inspired by his hero, Robin Williams, who also started his career as a stand-up comedian but later famously portrayed more serious, darker characters.

Kumail said, “H’s kind of a villain, you know, he’s a dark character, you know, and when I look at the people who inspired me to do comedy in the first place, I often think of Robin Williams.

“He’s amazing, and when I think of people who started out as stand-up performers and ended up doing dark, dramatic roles, it’s very hard to top the level he’s reached in all those different areas.

“And I thought, ‘If my heroes do that, I have to at least try to follow in their footsteps.’ I’ve been a fan of his all my life.

“Actually, my wife and I used to do a comedy show back in LA behind this comic book store, just a tiny little show. And one day when I was hosting, I came backstage and there was Robin Williams.

“And I said, ‘Hi, I’m Kumail. And he says, “Hey, I’m Robin.”

‘And I’m like, ‘Yeah! I know! We all know.”

“And he was cool, you know, he was wearing a coat and a hat, and I said, ‘Do you want to go on stage?’ and he said, ‘Oh, no, I can’t.’

“And I was like, ‘Are you sure?’ and before I’m done he’s like, ‘I’ll only do 2 minutes.’ He went on stage and played 20 minutes, it was amazing, he did so well!’

Whoopi Goldberg added that she met Robin Williams when he was doing comedy in small clubs in San Diego in his early years.

Kumail added, “He came off the stage and said, ‘Thanks, I really needed that.’ And that meant so much to me to give to one of my heroes.”

After discussing his new series, he talked about the upcoming Thanksgiving.

The rising star, who grew up in Pakistan, said Thanksgiving isn’t “a thing” where he’s from.

“I never really knew anything about Thanksgiving, now…you know, my parents are obsessed with it. You are real! They say, “Thanksgiving is coming, we have to put so much masala on the turkey because we don’t like the way it tastes.”

“I say, ‘You don’t have to eat turkey!’

“They say, ‘It’s Thanksgiving,’ I say, ‘You just got here, it doesn’t have to be turkey!’

He added that he comes from a great family and his mother is the best cook he knows.

He said comedically, “I don’t want to be controversial and canceled, but I don’t love turkey.”

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