Rizwan Manji brings a little Danny DeVito to NBC’s ‘Outsourced’! (Interview)
Cast of NBC’s “Outsourced,” image via WikipediaMr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of call center employees who aren’t sure if we’re laughing with them or at them… in the new new media capitol of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
NBC has three really funny sitcoms on Thursday nights during its three-hour comedy block that I really think you should give a chance – or a second chance:
“Outsourced,” “Community” and “Perfect Couples.”
Mr. Media has been a big supporter of all three. They’re cleverly written and share a devotion to character development, satire and sexual zingers. “30 Rock,” “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” may get all the attention, but “Outsourced,” “Community” and “Perfect Couples” offer more than their fair share of big, old-fashioned sitcom belly laughs.
Today, I’m excited to welcome to the show, Rizwan Manji, one of the upcoming stars of Outsourced, which airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. on NBC. He plays Rajiv, the don’t-screw-with-me “manager” – in name only – of the India-based call center of an American novelties manufacturer.
RIZWAN MANJI audio excerpt: “The reason Rajiv is so opportunistic is that he wants to get married and wants this as proof for the father of his fiancee.”
You can LISTEN to this interview with RIZWAN MANJI, co-star of NBC’s OUTSOURCED, by clicking the audio player above!
LISTEN: Mr. Media’s interview with Ben Rappaport, star of Outsourced! (November, 2010)
Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including ‘The Profiler’ with Pat Brown, ‘Built From Scratch’ with the founders of The Home Depot, and ‘Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.’ • Follow Bob on Twitter or Facebook.