He launched into a second joke, and the sound of silence was overwhelming. Not only was he selling me out for a laugh -- but he wasn't even being true to his own vision. She didn't speak but her arched eyebrow said it all. He came off as confident, but after that night, I couldn't help but notice his constant approval-seeking. But on our third date, the comedian in him reared its head.
He held an umbrella over my head and had his arm wrapped around my shoulder.
He explains that dating is difficult, not only to find someone to date but the logistics involved in getting to the date.
He met his current girlfriend on Tinder and she is accepting both of his disability but also of what is required of her as his caregiver.
In the 1980s, his parents moved to the US from Aligarh and settled in Davis, California.
(The special was recorded in the city on Minhaj’s request.) Through carefully constructed vignettes, Minhaj takes us through his childhood and adolescence, offering us a ringside view of his developing politics.
In this video from Gawker, Rich Juzwiak talks to comedian Steve Way to find out how having muscular dystrophy affects his life and how it impacts his comedy.