One of the primary purposes of this site, in addition to complaining about excessive recaps of Veronica Mars and Eureka episodes on other TV blogs, is to extol the successes of South Asians in the fields of media and entertainment. Yeah, I know. Mad cliche, you're thinking. This Indian dude sweats other Indians who've actually made it in the biz with the hopes that one of them will solicit a spec script or at least introduce him to Sarita Chowdhury's breasts. Yeah, that's about right on the money.
Indians are like kinda almost something of anything in the 'Wood.
To honor my intentions of South Asian solidarity, I pause before commenting on the Writer's Guild Award nominations to draw individual attention to a couple South Asians who scored big in '06.
EPISODIC COMEDY ? any length ? one airing time
Jump for Joy (My Name is Earl), Written by Vali Chandrasekaran; NBC
The Office, Written by Steve Carell, Jennifer Celotta, Greg Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Brent Forrester, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Justin Spitzer, Gene Stupnitsky; NBC
Yeah, we all know about Mindy Kaling. That chick from Curb and 40YOV who sold all those scripts to like Search Light or something, but she's no Tina Fey so I'm not really going to worry about it. Check out Vali's blog, however, maybe find your way to his McSweeney's posts, his Crimson columns, and make up your mind for yourself whether he's the real deal or just some financial consultant who got bored with his job in San Fran and decided to try his hand at this whole being funny thing.
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