July 18, 2017
This week, Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley) starts a Grand Theft Auto mission and winds up in Dumb People Town! Kumail talks to the Sklars and Daniel Van Kirk about his smash hit movie "The Big Sick," working with Ray Romano, and how tricky it can be to make a movie about standup. In Story #1, a man needs a LOT of help after becoming intimately involved with a wrench. Kumail discusses writing and making "The Big Sick," and trying to portray characters from the stand up scene that feel true. In Story #2, thieves leave behind copious evidence after stealing devices that are literally made to be tracked. The group discusses Kumail's character arc on the latest season of Silicon Valley and Kumail's family's reaction to his movie before diving into Story #3, in which a man with a lethal snake bite doesn't react quite how you'd expect. Robert Durst leaves a voicemail about his new piñata business.