Boasting mock expertise in a wide variety of fields, Mandvi has posed as the show's Middle Eastern affairs correspondent, senior financial analyst, Baghdad bureau chief, senior medical correspondent and whatever else the day's humor calls for.
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Keeping a watchful eye over them is Mandvi as Roger Chetty, the stern head of the search giant's internship program. Taking his cues from the archetype of the disciplinarian school principal or the tough-as-nails drill sergeant, Mandvi functions as a comic foil, setting up punch lines rather than delivering them.
"Even though a lot of people know me from 'The Daily Show' and think of me primarily in terms of comedy, I don't actually think of myself as a comedian," Mandvi said on the phone from his apartment in
Mandvi is no stranger to seriousness, having played numerous dramatic roles on TV, film and stage. He's also not above turning his droll wit on himself.
Reflecting on his résumé, which includes more than a few doctor roles (a tidbit he has joked about on