The Twilight Zone (2019– )
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The Comedian 

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A stand-up comic incorporates details about people he knows into his routines, unaware that every joke results in someone being erased from existence.


Owen Harris


Rod Serling (created by), Simon Kinberg (developed by) | 3 more credits »



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Episode credited cast:
Jordan Peele ... Narrator
Kumail Nanjiani ... Samir Wassan
Tracy Morgan ... J.C. Wheeler
Amara Karan ... Rena
Diarra Kilpatrick ... DiDi Scott
Toby Hargrave ... Joe Donner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryan Beil Ryan Beil ... Ventriloquist
Byron Bertram ... Murray
Josh Collins ... Club Patron
Danny Dworkis ... Pete
Peter Grant ... Club Patron
Harry Han ... Finance Bro #3
Sean Hewlett Sean Hewlett ... Will
Marc Joseph Marc Joseph ... Deven
Willy Lavendel Willy Lavendel ... Drunk Man


A stand-up comic incorporates details about people he knows into his routines, unaware that every joke results in someone being erased from existence.

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Release Date:

1 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Color (HD)
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Did You Know?


After Samir's first successful entertaining set, it can be seen "The Dummy" from the original The Twilight Zone (1959) episode The Twilight Zone: The Dummy (1962) lying at the dressing-room. This ventriloquist dummy can be seen sitting on a table in the corner. That dummy, as Kumail Nanjiani confirmed to Vanity Fair, is not just any prop, but a puppet from the original Twilight Zone-a piece of set decoration worth millions of dollars, and owned by none other than David Copperfield. The magician agreed to lend it to the show on one condition: the new series had to reference its benefactor in some way. See more »


When Kumail's character assails Joe Donner, he refers to him as "the last guy up here" when in fact, Joe was having a drink at the bar and the emcee or other comedian was doing time before him. See more »


[closing narration]
Narrator: Samir Wassan learned the hard way that sometimes, getting everything you want means losing everything you love. And after finally finding himself on the verge of becoming somebody, he chose instead to once again be a nobody. In the end, Samir's final encore is a show you can only buy a ticket to in The Twilight Zone.
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I've seen better .
2 April 2019 | by akon2002See all my reviews

It's sad the show had to put Kumail in its opening episode . The otherwise funny and witty comedian actor was wasted in this episode . The story dragged and just felt labored , repeating " a well regulated " . That's just not funny , wasn't the first time and wasnt the fifth . It wasnt ironic or quirky it was just sad that they used Kumail Nanjiani in this drag of an episode .Hopefully it will gain some legs in the next few attempts ?

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