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Comedian Aasif Mandvi talks celeb lies on his new show: ‘That sounds insane’

Comic/actor Aasif Mandvi mentioned that his new comedy panel present “Would I Lie To You?” exists due to a TV suggestion he gave to “The Good Spouse” creators Robert and Michelle King. 

“I watched the British present for a very long time,” Mandvi, 56, informed The Submit, referring to the BBC comedy recreation present of the identical title that’s aired since 2007. 

“I used to be an enormous fan, it’s been on for like 14 seasons. And as an Indian individual, I used to be all the time seeking to steal one thing from the British. So, I assumed, ‘Why not this?’ I went to Robert and Michelle King, who I do ‘Evil’ with. I informed them concerning the present. My spouse and I had been watching it —  for us, it’s a respite for the madness of the world. Robert and Michelle fell in love with it, and Robert mentioned, ‘Why don’t we make the American model?’ ” 

Airing Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. on The CW, the sequence is hosted and executive-produced by Mandvi (“The Every day Present With Jon Stewart,” “Evil,”) and produced by the Kings. 

Aasif Mandvi internet hosting celeb tall-tale present, “Would I Lie To You?”
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In every episode, celeb friends comparable to Brooke Shields, Amber Ruffin, Laura Benanti, Michael Ian Black, Adam Pally and Richard Form are break up into two “groups” led by Matt Walsh (“Veep”) and Sabrina Jalees (“Search Social gathering”). Every celeb takes turns studying out a state of affairs on a notice card, and the opposite workforce should guess if they’re telling the reality about one thing they as soon as skilled, or telling a fib. 

Richard King smiles and points.
Richard Form is among the celeb friends who tells an outlandish story on “Would I Lie To You?”
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Dulce Sloan waves her arms while looking confused.
Dulcé Sloan is among the celeb friends on “Would I Lie To You?”
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“All of the tales are wonderful,” mentioned Mandvi. “There’s a pre-interview, however they’ve by no means seen the precise story till they learn it on air, and so they don’t know what they’re about to learn. When you’ve somebody like Richard Form telling a narrative about giving Paul Newman a piggy again experience, that sounds insane and loopy. I’m all the time hesitant to name this a recreation present, as a result of on the finish of the day, the factors don’t matter. It’s actually a enjoyable panel present. The entire thing is an excuse for folks to inform hilarious shaggy canine tales.”

Mandvi can be identified for HBO’s “The Brink,” “Youthful,” “A Collection of Unlucky Occasions,” and “Blue Bloods,” amongst others. 

“I’ve been very lucky in that I’ve gotten to do all kinds of issues in my profession, I’ve gotten to toggle backwards and forwards between the dramatic stuff and comedic stuff,” he mentioned. “I’m capturing ‘Evil’ now, and this [show] is an entire departure. It’s an entire different facet of me as a performer, as an artist. It permits me to stretch and flex each side of my performing, comedic and dramatic.”

Shalewa Sharpe, Sabrina Jalees, and Rachel Feinstein sit in a row at a panel.
Shalewa Sharpe, Sabrina Jalees, and Rachel Feinstein are a celeb workforce on one episode.
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Santino Fontana, Sabrina Jalees, and Richard Kind sit behind a panel smiling.
Santino Fontana, Sabrina Jalees, and Richard Form are a celeb workforce on one episode of “Would I Lie To You?”
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Aasif Mandvi poses with his arm out on a desk.
Aasif Mandvi internet hosting “Would I Lie To You?”
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Mandvi mentioned that he was stunned by what number of celebs agreed to come back on “Would I Deceive You?”

“Most individuals that we approached had been recreation. I believe on this world proper now, the information feels so miserable that I believe individuals are on the lookout for a spot to go and snort and be joyful.” 

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