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.

Director:

Owen Harris

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kumail Nanjiani ... Samir Wassan
Amara Karan ... Rena Pradhan
Diarra Kilpatrick ... Didi Scott
Ryan Robbins ... David Kendell
Tracy Morgan ... J.C. Wheeler
Jordan Peele ... The Narrator
Marc Joseph ... Deven
Toby Hargrave ... Joe Donner
Danny Dworkis ... Pete
Jacob Machin ... Bartender
Briana Rayner ... Candy Gower
Darcy Michael Darcy Michael ... M.C.
Sean Hewlett Sean Hewlett ... Will
Brendon Zub ... Gabe
Harry Han ... Finance Bro #3
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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.

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Trivia

At the 90th Academy Awards, Jordan Peele and Kumail Nanjiani competed against each other for Best Original Screenplay. Peele ended up winning for Get Out (2017). See more »

Goofs

When Samir's phone can't find Deven Singh in his contact list, we're shown the D section of the list to confirm his absence. The list is however sorted by Surname, Given Name so Devon's entry would be under S not d. See more »

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[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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References The Shining (1980) See more »

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A good start to the Peele Era!
3 April 2019 | by alihandemiralSee all my reviews

Twilight Zone's revival started out good with a decent episode. The theme was great, the execution, however, could be a lot better. The episode felt at least 10 minutes longer than it should be.

The acting was pretty spot on, Morgan was great as the creppy JC Wheeler, and Nanjiani was tailored for the role of Samir. I really loved seeing Peele taking the place of Rod Serling. It suits him. I believe the show will get better each episode.

Solid job!


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1 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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