Aasif Mandvi Comedy Bought by CBS

According to a report from, CBS has bought a comedy penned by actor Aasif Mandavi.

Mandvi won an Obie Award for his critically acclaimed one-man show Sakina's Restaurant. On Broadway, Mandvi appeared as Ali Hakim in the 2002 revival of Oklahoma! directed by Trevor Nunn. He also appeared in the play Homebody/Kabul by Tony Kushner. He portrayed Fritz Haber in the off-Broadway play Einstein's Gift.

Mandvi played Melchior in On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and appeared in the docudrama Guantanamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom at The Culture Project.

Mandvi will write and star in the project, in which he stars as a recently divorced marriage counselor.

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