Pakistani-American receives ‘Comedy star of the year award’

Kumail Nanjiani, famous for his character Dinesh in the award-winning show ‘Silicon Valley’, has received the CinemaCon Comedy Star of the Year Award.

According to a statement, CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners was held from March 27-30 at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Nanjiani was presented with this special honour at the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony held on March 30.

“Kumail has already made his mark on TV with the award winning ‘Silicon Valley’ and on the big screen in such films as ‘Fist Fight’ and ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ in which he gave one of the most memorable messages of all time,” said CinemaCon MD Mitch Neuhauser.

“He continues to make audiences laugh with his unique sense of humor and charisma. We couldn’t be more delighted to be honouring him as our ‘Comedy Star of the Year.”


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