Aasif Mandvi’s issuing a Fatwa on Showtime.
In the best way.
The erstwhile Daily Show correspondent is graduating from Comedy Central to the premium cabler to headline a dark comedy by that title, which he will co-write and co-executive produce. (To be fair, Mandvi did star on HBO’s short-lived The Brink.)
Fatwa will zero in on a struggling cartoonist who receives a death threat – a fatwa – that becomes the greatest thing that has ever happened to him.
Stardom, like beauty, is where you find it.