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