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List of Kumail Nanjiani TV Shows: Ranked Best To Worst

11. Burning Love
8
3
Burning Love
TV-14
8
3
Starring:
Ken Jeong, Michael Cera, Paul Rudd, Adam Brody, Abigail Spencer, Kristen Bell, Christine Taylor
Directed By:
Ken Marino
12. This Is Not Happening
8
3
This Is Not Happening
TV-MA
8
3
Starring:
Joe Rogan, Joey Diaz, Tom Segura, Ari Shaffir, Jay Oakerson
13. Ghost Ghirls
7
3
Ghost Ghirls
7
3
Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Jason Schwartzman, Jake Johnson, Molly Shannon, Jason Ritter, Bob Odenkirk, Jack Black
Directed By:
Jeremy Konner
14. Portlandia
10
4
Portlandia
TV-14
10
4
Role:
SoCal Waiter / ... (13 episodes, 2011-2018)
Starring:
Kirsten Dunst, Parker Posey, Brigitte Nielsen, Maya Rudolph, Claire Danes, Ed Begley Jr., Louis C.K.
15. Drunk History
9
3
Drunk History
TV-14
9
3
Starring:
Ronda Rousey, Elizabeth Olsen, Steven Yeun, Lisa Bonet, Luke Wilson, Jason Momoa, Rachel Sarah Bilson
Directed By:
Jeremy Konner, Derek Waters
16. Michael & Michael Have Issues
7
3
Michael & Michael Have Issues
7
3
Role:
Kumail (7 episodes, 2009)
Starring:
Christopher Meloni, Michael Ian Black, Josh Pais, Michael Showalter
Directed By:
Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter
17. Franklin & Bash
9
4
Franklin & Bash
TV-14
9
4
Role:
Pindar Singh (31 episodes, 2011-2014)
Starring:
Tommy Chong, John Ratzenberger, Uriah Shelton, Tricia Helfer, Danny Trejo, Alexandra Breckenridge, Thomas F. Wilson
18. CollegeHumor Originals
7
2
CollegeHumor Originals
7
2
Starring:
Hugh Jackman, Joss Whedon, Michelle Rodriguez, Yvonne Strahovski, John Goodman, Michael C. Hall, Simon Pegg
19. Math Bites
7
3
Math Bites
7
3
Starring:
Danica McKellar, Felicia Day, Simon Pegg, Jonathan Bennett, Brian Tyler Cohen, Meghan Hooper White
Directed By:
Kevin Clash, Joe Rubalcaba, Jason Milligan
20. Garfunkel and Oates
7
3
Garfunkel and Oates
TV-MA
7
3
Starring:
Janina Gavankar, Kevin Pollak, Chris Parnell, Jason Ritter, Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci, Mike Phirman
Directed By:
21. Little America (2020)
7
3
Little America
A
7
3
Starring:
Mélanie Laurent
22. Newsreaders
6
3
Newsreaders
6
3
Role:
Amir Larussa (11 episodes, 2013-2015)
Starring:
Missi Pyle, Rhys Darby, Lizzy Caplan, Jane Seymour, David Hasselhoff, Malin Akerman, Jenna Fischer
Directed By:
Osmany Rodriguez, Matt Villines, Rhys Thomas, Paul Scheer, Alex Fernie
23. The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
7
2
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail
TV-MA
7
2
Role:
Himself - Host / ... (24 episodes, 2014-2016)
Starring:
Emily V. Gordon, Jonah Ray
Directed By:
Lance Bangs
24. The Grinder
7
3
The Grinder
TV-PG
7
3
Starring:
Arielle Kebbel, Katherine McNamara, Christina Applegate, Nathan Fielder, Jimmy Kimmel, Odette Annable, Jenna Fischer
Directed By:
Andy Ackerman, Jamie Babbit, Jake Kasdan, Jay Chandrasekhar, Christine Gernon
25. Traffic Light
6
2
Traffic Light
6
2
Starring:
Adam Goldberg, Janina Gavankar, David Denman, Larry Wilmore
26. The Pete Holmes Show
6
2
The Pete Holmes Show
TV-14
6
2
Role:
Dhalsim / ... (unknown episodes)
Starring:
Henry Dittman, Pete Holmes, Robert James Ashe, Matthew J. McCarthy
27. Kroll Show
6
3
Kroll Show
6
3
Starring:
Lucy Punch, Chelsea Peretti, Andy Milonakis, Nathan Fillion, Laura Dern, Brie Larson, Henry Rollins
Directed By:
Jonathan Krisel, Bill Benz, Daniel Gray Longino
28. Inside Amy Schumer
5
4
Inside Amy Schumer
TV-14
5
4
Starring:
Rob Schneider, Julianne Moore, Julia Stiles, Bill Nye, Tina Fey, Amber Rose, Patricia Arquette
Directed By:
Ryan McFaul, Neal Brennan, Steven K. Tsuchida, Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer
29. The Twilight Zone
5
4
The Twilight Zone
TV-MA
5
4
Role:
Samir Wassan
Starring:
Ginnifer Goodwin, Taissa Farmiga, Steven Yeun, Jordan Peele
Directed By:
Owen Harris, Ana Lily Amirpour, Mathias Herndl

Movies

1. The Big Sick (2017)
22
7
The Big Sick
R
22
7

The movie is based on the real life story of its co-writers – Pakistani American stand-up comedian, Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V Gordan. The two meet at one of his shows and begin a relationship. Cultural differences pose a big problem to them, but a greater concern arise when Emily suddenly gets sick and is kept in a medically induced coma.

Role:
Kumail
Starring:
Anupam Kher, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter, Bo Burnham
Directed By:
Michael Showalter
2. The Kings of Summer (2013)
16
6
The Kings of Summer
R
16
6

This 2013 coming-of-age comedy drama film is about three teenage friends who decide to run away from their homes due to their dysfunctional families, and live an isolated life in the woods. 

Starring:
Nick Robinson, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Moises Arias
Directed By:
Jordan Vogt-Roberts
3. Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015)
9
4
Hello, My Name Is Doris
R
9
4

Doris is a shy woman in her sixties, who finds herself attracted to her co-worker John. She dreams of a passionate love affair between them, and tries a lot of tricks to get his attention. However, she soon finds out that he is already dating someone else.

Starring:
Sally Field, Natasha Lyonne, Elizabeth Reaser, Nnamdi Asomugha, Beth Behrs, Edmund Lupinski, Norma Michaels
Directed By:
Michael Showalter
4. Life as We Know It (2010)
18
10
Life as We Know It
PG-13
18
10

Life as We Know It centres around a man and a woman who dislike each other but end up with the responsibility of taking care of their best friends' baby after their friends die in an accident. It stars Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel as the baby's godparents whose mutual hate turns into acceptance after the arrival of the baby.

Starring:
Josh Duhamel, Katherine Heigl, Melissa McCarthy, Jean Smart, Josh Lucas, Alexis Clagett, Brynn Clagett
Directed By:
Greg Berlanti
5. Central Intelligence (2016)
22
13
Central Intelligence
PG-13
22
13

Calvin Joyner, a former star athlete dissatisfied with his work as a forensic accountant, suddenly meets heavily-muscled Bob Stone, who claims to be his former severely-bullied and overweight classmate, and asks him to review some transactions. Following a CIA raid, he learns that Stone is a rouge agent and finds himself entangled in a global multimillion-dollar conspiracy.

Starring:
Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Bateman, Aaron Paul, Melissa McCarthy, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet
Directed By:
Rawson Marshall Thurber
6. The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
14
9
The Five-Year Engagement
R
14
9

Sous-chef Tom Solomon is engaged to Ph.D. graduate Violet Barnes. When Tom’s friend gets Violet’s sister pregnant, their wedding is delayed. Soon, Violet lands a job at the University of Michigan and their wedding keeps getting delayed for one reason or another, putting a strain on their relationship. 

Starring:
Emily Blunt, Molly Shannon, Rhys Ifans, Mindy Kaling, Chris Parnell, Dakota Johnson, Chris Pratt
Directed By:
Nicholas Stoller
7. Stuber (2019)
10
6
Stuber
R
10
6

A complaisant Uber driver is hired by a short-tempered cop who's recuperating from an eye surgery. The purpose is to help the cop catch a heroin dealer who killed his partner. The inharmonious duo find themselves going through shootouts and stakeouts while they try to catch the vicious criminals.

Starring:
Karen Gillan, Mira Sorvino, Dave Bautista, Natalie Morales, Iko Uwais
Directed By:
Michael Dowse
8. The Lovebirds (2020)
8
5
The Lovebirds
R
8
5

The Lovebirds is an action comedy crime film which tells the story of Jibran and Leilani, a couple who have been together for four years. Despite this, they constantly find themselves arguing about varieties of topics. They eventually decide to end the relationship, but soon get embroiled in a bizarre murder mystery.   

Role:
Jibran
Starring:
Issa Rae
9. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
13
9
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
R
13
9

This film revolves around two brothers Mike and Dave, who post an online advertisement in the hope that they will find dates to bring to their sister’s wedding in Hawaii.  

Starring:
Anna Kendrick, Zac Efron, Jake Johnson, Marc Maron, Wendy Williams, Adam Devine, Aubrey Plaza
Directed By:
Jake Szymanski
10. Bad Milo (2013)
6
4
Bad Milo
R
6
4

Bad Milo is a horror comedy film which tells the story of Duncan, an average guy working an average office job, who begins to experience unusual pains in his stomach whenever he feels stressed out. He soon realizes that there is an actual demon living in his intestines who is responsible for this problem.  

Starring:
Gillian Jacobs, Peter Stormare, Patrick Warburton, Mary Kay Place
Directed By:
Jacob Vaughan
11. Fist Fight (2017)
8
6
Fist Fight
R
8
6

Mild-mannered high school teacher Andy Campbell is anxious of losing his much-needed job to economizing. Amidst the chaos of Senior Prank Day on school’s last day, Campbell unintentionally crosses path with his tough colleague Ron Strickland, who challenges Campbell to a no-holds-barred fight in the parking lot after school. Now Campbell is desperate to find a way to survive this impending disaster. 

Starring:
Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Dean Norris, Ice Cube
Directed By:
Richie Keen
12. Addicted to Fresno (2015)
5
4
Addicted to Fresno
5
4
Starring:
Judy Greer, Fred Armisen, Molly Shannon, Natasha Lyonne, Malcolm Barrett, Jessica St. Clair, Edward Barbanell
Directed By:
Jamie Babbit
13. The Late Bloomer (2016)
5
5
The Late Bloomer
R
5
5
Role:
Rich
Starring:
Brittany Snow, Jane Lynch, Brian Doyle-Murray, Paul Wesley, Maria Bello, Johnny Simmons, Beck Bennett
Directed By:
14. Sex Tape (2014)
12
11
Sex Tape
R
12
11

A comedy film, Sex Tape follows a married couple who make a sex tape to spice up their love life. However, their plans go awry when the sex tape goes missing and the couple embarks on a frantic search to retrieve it before someone else does. 

Starring:
Cameron Diaz, Rob Lowe, Ellie Kemper, Jack Black, Rob Corddry, Jason Segel
Directed By:
Jake Kasdan
15. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)
7
7
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
R
7
7

This comedy sci-fi film tells the story of Nick and Jacob, who decide to help their friend, Lou, who is in trouble. Therefore, they use a time machine in order to travel back in time. Unfortunately, things don’t go as they plan. 

Starring:
Chevy Chase, John Cusack, Christian Slater, Gillian Jacobs, Rob Corddry
Directed By:
Steve Pink
16. Hell Baby (2013)
4
5
Hell Baby
R
4
5
Starring:
Leslie Bibb, Robert Ben Garant, Rob Corddry, Keegan-Michael Key
Directed By:
Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon
17. The Last of the Great Romantics (2014)
7
3
The Last of the Great Romantics
7
3
Role:
George the Counter Guy
Starring:
Megan Neuringer, Keith Hodge, Kevin Hodge, Skyler Joy
Directed By:
Duncan Skiles
18. Loaded (2015)
5
4
Loaded
5
4
Role:
Reza
Starring:
Alexandra Holden, Andrew W. Walker, Patrick John Flueger, Robert R. Shafer
Directed By:
Chris Zonnas
19. The Arrangement (2013)
5
4
The Arrangement
5
4
Starring:
Stephanie Sigman, Amanda Schull, Bryan Greenberg, Manolo Cardona
Directed By:
Kevin Bray
20. Duck Butter (2018)
5
4
Duck Butter
5
4
Role:
Jake
Starring:
Marc Maron, Mae Whitman, Alia Shawkat, Hong Chau
Directed By:
Miguel Arteta
21. Flock of Dudes (2016)
4
4
Flock of Dudes
4
4
Starring:
Melissa Rauch, Mario Lopez, Hilary Duff, Ray Liotta, Marc Maron, Bryan Greenberg, Brett Gelman
Directed By:
Bob Castrone
22. Gears of War 3: Careful What You Wish For (2011)
4
4
Gears of War 3: Careful What You Wish For
4
4
Starring:
Carlos Ferro, Andrew Astor, Daniel Cirilo, Erin Gibson
Directed By:
Matt Villines, Osmany Rodriguez
23. Brother Nature (2016)
4
4
Brother Nature
R
4
4
Starring:
Kenan Thompson, Bill Pullman, Gillian Jacobs, Taran Killam
Directed By:
Matt Villines, Osmany Rodriguez

Narrator/Dubbing

Men in Black: International (2019)
15
11
Men in Black: International
PG-13
15
11

In this spin-off of the Men in Black Series, rookie Agent M joins decorated Agent H in London. Together they fight the intergalactic alien twins adept at taking any form, and chase them around the globe in a quest to save the world. But the incorruptible agency that always protected the earth from invasions, suspects threatening presence of a mole amidst them.

Role:
Pawny (voice)
Starring:
Chris Hemsworth, Ariana Grande, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Channing Tatum, Ariana Grande
Directed By:
F. Gary Gray
Dolittle (2020)
9
7
Dolittle
PG
9
7

Dolittle is a unique physician who can speak with animals. When the queen is suffering from a life threatening disease, he is asked to find a cure for her. Therefore he embarks on a journey with his animal friends searching for a healing tree.

Role:
Plimpton (voice)
Starring:
Robert Downey Jr., Selena Gomez, John Cena, Rami Malek, Marion Cotillard, Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen
Directed By:
Stephen Gaghan

Animation Movies

Archer
33
5
Archer
TV-MA
33
5
Starring:
Lauren Cohan, Paula Malcomson, Bryan Cranston, George Takei, Peter Serafinowicz, Craig Ferguson, Jon Hamm
Directed By:
Adam Reed, Bryan Fordney
Adventure Time with Finn & Jake
23
4
Adventure Time with Finn & Jake
TV-PG
23
4
Starring:
Lou Ferrigno, Donald Glover, Amy Sedaris, Billy West, Chris Isaak, Keith David, Rainn Wilson
Directed By:
Bong Hee Han, Larry Leichliter, Elizabeth Ito, Andres Salaff, Adam Muto
Bob's Burgers
20
4
Bob's Burgers
TV-PG
20
4
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Kevin Kline, Bob Odenkirk, Linda Lavin, Wanda Sykes, Cyndi Lauper, Nick Kroll
Directed By:
Bernard Derriman, Tyree Dillihay, Jennifer Coyle, Chris Song, Boo Hwan Lim
Ugly Americans
9
2
Ugly Americans
TV-14
9
2
Starring:
Ed Helms, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, John Mulaney, Fred Armisen, Janeane Garofalo, Natasha Leggero
Directed By:
Aaron Augenblick, Devin Clark, Rod Amador, Lucy Snyder, Richard Ferguson-Hull
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
11
3
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
TV-MA
11
3
Starring:
Mike Judge, Idris Elba, Seth Green, Michael K. Williams, Seth MacFarlane, Steven Alexander Wright, David Cross
Directed By:
Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis, Craig Hartin
Major Lazer
7
2
Major Lazer
TV-MA
7
2
Starring:
Andy Samberg, John Boyega, Jonathan Banks, Aziz Ansari, Udo Kier, J.K. Simmons, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Directed By:
Douglas Einar Olsen, Chase Conley
Animals.
7
3
Animals.
7
3
Starring:
Jonah Hill, Demetri Martin, Pauly Shore, Dan Harmon, RuPaul, Whoopi Goldberg, Cobie Smulders
Directed By:
Mike Luciano, Phil Matarese, Dominic Polcino, Wesley Archer
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero
6
3
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero
6
3
Starring:
Rosie Perez, Adam West, Alfred Molina, Olivia Holt, Jane Kaczmarek, Sigourney Weaver, Garry Marshall
Directed By:
Tom De Rosier, Adam Henry, Sam Levine, Chuck Austen, Kathleen Thorson Good
Timms Valley
5
3
Timms Valley
5
3
Starring:
Elizabeth Banks, Hank Azaria, John Lithgow, Chris Pratt, Nick Kroll, Maria Bamford, Lance Barber
Directed By:
Steve Conrad
TripTank
5
3
TripTank
TV-MA
5
3
Starring:
Josh Gad, Jennifer Coolidge, Cheryl Hines, Alanna Ubach, Patton Oswalt, Dave Attell, Jim Cummings
Directed By:
Tom Gianas, Mike Rauch, Tim Rauch, Chris Osbrink, Mike Roberts
The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)
7
5
The Lego Ninjago Movie
PG
7
5

The residents of Ninjago dislike Lloyd since his father is the evil Lord Garmadon. However, they are unaware of the fact that Lloyd is planning to defeat his father with a team of ninjas.

Role:
Jay (voice)
Starring:
Jackie Chan, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen, Chris Hardwick
Directed By:
Charlie Bean, Bob Logan, Paul Fisher
Hell and Back (2015)
4
4
Hell and Back
R
4
4
Role:
Dave the Demon (voice)
Starring:
Susan Sarandon, Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Odenkirk, T.J. Miller, Rob Riggle
Directed By:
Tom Gianas, Ross Shuman

Special Appearance/Cameo

Goosebumps (2015)
9
6
Goosebumps
PG
9
6

Teenager Zach Cooper unwittingly releases monsters from numerous books in his neighbor Hannah’s father’s bookshelf. Soon he finds that Hannah’s father is Goosebumps writer R.L. Stine who had kept these monsters locked in the books. Now it is up to Zach, Hannah, and Stine to put the monsters back into the books. 

Role:
Foreman (uncredited)
Starring:
Jack Black, Amy Ryan, Ryan Lee, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush
Directed By:
Rob Letterman