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Kumail Nanjiani Has Pizza & Cake for First Time in a Year

January 26, 2020

Hi, how are you? I can see that
you’re ripped now. The last time I saw
you, you were not. And now you are. Yeah. It didn’t happen overnight. HOST: I guess it didn’t, huh?
– No. You had to do, like, exercise
and that sort of thing. That’s the biggest
problem with it. HOST: Yeah. You know what, no, the biggest
problem is once you get there, you don’t stop exercising.
HOST: Right. I wish it was just
like a video game where you just, like,
hit “save” and then like, all right, now I
look like this every day. You have to keep it up now.
Yeah, you’ve– you know what? You’ve gone too far
is what has happened. Well, I’ll tell you
when I saw– because I follow you on Twitter, and I– I saw the photograph. And I thought– honestly, I
thought you were making fun of Donald Trump because he
had posted a photo of his head on, like, Sylvester
Stallone’s body. And I saw it. And I was like,
oh, that’s funny, and I just kinda kept going. And then I started reading
all these stories about, “oh my god, Kumail’s body.” And I’m like they
found Kumail’s body? Oh my–
[LAUGHTER] –you know. But it became, like, a
worldwide viral sensation– your body. Yeah! Super weird, man! [LAUGHTER] It was a weird couple days. HOST: I have the photograph here
in case you haven’t seen it– Oh my god. HOST: And I couldn’t
imagine that [INAUDIBLE].. [APPLAUSE] Now, I mean, look at the– this is the part that’s
absolutely ridiculous. It’s like– KUMAIL NANJIANI:
Yeah, it’s actually the streets that lead to my home
that I grew up in in Karachi. [LAUGHTER] That’s the map of Karachi. HOST: I did not know veins
went in that direction. I thought they
only went this way. I had no idea. KUMAIL NANJIANI: Yeah,
no, I think I messed up my veins by working out. Those aren’t going anywhere. Where are those going?
HOST: They should– KUMAIL NANJIANI: Shouldn’t
they be going to the heart? Aren’t they supposed
to go to the heart? They are supposed to
go– they’re lost veins. So take me through
this photograph. And who took the
photograph, first of all? KUMAIL NANJIANI: So the trainer
who trained me for this– his buddy took the photo. OK. And what happened
was so– so this was right before Christmas. Uh huh. We were shooting this movie– “Eternals.” It’s Marvel– A Marvel movie coming
out called “Eternals” and– [APPLAUSE] They’re already– they’re
already fans of the movie. [LAUGHTER] I’ll just look at it myself. It was like– it was like the week
before Christmas. And I was like I
don’t know if I’m ever gonna look like this again. Who knows what I’m gonna
look like after Christmas? So I was like I want to take
a picture just so I have it. Then as soon as I
saw the picture, I was like the
world must see this. [LAUGHTER] And so I was shooting. I was on set shooting, and I
just put it on my Instagram. HOST: Uh huh. And then I checked
an hour later, and it was like,
fine, some likes. I was like, “cool.” And then I checked again,
and it had exploded. On my Twitter, I was scrolling,
and it was just like my torso, torso, torso, torso. It was like over
and over and over. It really got out of control. HOST: And it did. It was like, I mean, it
was shocking to people because it’s like, it’s not–
you didn’t give us any warning that this was gonna happen. Well, I– you know– it’s a little bit– it was covered a lot. The story that I didn’t like was
a lot of people would do, like, two side by side pictures. HOST: Oh, yeah. Can you believe
this turned into this? [LAUGHTER] And it’s just a picture of
me from a year and a half ago looking how I’ve
looked my entire life. You find out what
people really– Yeah! And they’re like, can you
believe this garbage pooping sea monster turned into this? Like, was I, like, leaving
a trail of slime behind me? [LAUGHTER] HOST: Maybe so, maybe so. I was normal looking! HOST: What did your
parents think about this? And your family? So this– it exploded, right? I didn’t know– it exploded. I freaked out. I called my brother. I was, like, are
they, like, upset? What’s going on? HOST: Uh huh. And my brother
said, “Dad has already sent your naked pics to both
family Whatsapp groups.” HOST: Oh. Both of them. And then it got in
newspapers in Pakistan. And so I had all my aunts
texting me pictures of myself. Like “So proud of you. So proud of you, son.” Yeah. HOST: Wow. It’s weird to have
your aunt sending you naked pictures of yourself. HOST: Yeah. It was like
anything but shame. Usually that stops when
you turn three, you know? [LAUGHTER] They were like,
wow, well done. So tell me about,
and I’m sure you’re tired of talking about this–
– No, I’m not. I’ll talk about it. But tell me about– I’m very excited
to talk about it. You must have–
I mean, because you really did. I mean, this is ridiculous. Like Dwayne Johnson weighed
in on your body, right? Yeah! Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. HOST: Yeah, and that’s, uh, you
know, that’s a big compliment. Yeah, yeah.
Yeah. He said– he said,
“Dense muscle is hard to achieve, my brother.” He thinks my muscle is dense! HOST: Yeah. [LAUGHTER] I don’t know how he could
see that because that’s, like, dense– he didn’t touch me or anything. HOST: And is that a thing even? Is there, like,
a density to mu– aren’t they, like, I
didn’t know some muscles were denser than others. I didn’t know, but
if the Rock says it– HOST: It must be true. Who knows better? I think it’d be hilarious
if you touched the Rock and all his muscles
are super soft. [LAUGHTER] Like they look hard,
but when you touch them, they’re like marshmallows. HOST: By the way,
I’ve touched him. He’s– it’s not–
he’s not soft at all. – Yeah.
– There’s no softness. He’s like this. Yes, it’s like banging against
Mount Rushmore or something. Yeah. HOST: So as far as,
like, diet goes, have– Oh, it’s been– Have you gone
back off the wagon? Yeah. So I finished– I got
back day before yesterday. And I honestly,
like, the hardest– you work out every day, and
you sort of learn to enjoy it. But I– the diet is
the hardest thing. I have not had pizza or
a donut in over a year! HOST: No sugar. No su– no, I’ve had no
refined sugar in a year. I’ve had almost no carbs at all. I basically– you
know what my snack is? You know what my snack has
been that I tell people– I tell people, like,
actually it’s not bad. You know what my snack is? I get a bag of sugar snap
peas, and I eat them. HOST: Oh my god. That’s what I’ve been
doing at night when I’m, like, I’m a little hungry. I’m gonna treat myself. Crunch, crunch. So is it OK now? Are you all ready to enjoy some
of the things you used to love? I haven’t done it yet,
but I’m like, I will. Yeah, I cannot wait. We have something
special for you. Please go ahead and be
careful of your head. There’s– – What?
– Now this is– Ah! [LAUGHTER] –a mobile. Are you serious? HOST: This is good stuff too.
This is– Are you joking?
HOST: –not decorative. No, this is– Oh my god. –all for you– This is for me? – Have whatever you like.
– For me, Kumail? – You can eat all of those–
– I can have this? – –if you want.
– Are you serious? We got you– Guillermo got you a pizza, too.
KUMAIL NANJIANI: It’s pizza! Oh!
Are you kidding? Are you really serious? Yes, yes, so
feel free to enjoy. Oh, oh. I–I–I– I’m literally
gonna cry right now. [LAUGHTER] I’m not joking. I’m glad I could
do this with you. Oh my god. [APPLAUSE] HOST: Wow. I think I saw a tremble. I’m shaking. This is the [MUTED]. [HOST LAUGHS] Hey, pizza’s really good! HOST: Yeah. So–
– Oh my god. You know what we’ll do. We’ll take a break. And during the commercial,
try to eat all this stuff. Kumail Nanjiani is here. “Little America”
is his new show. We’ll be right back. [APPLAUSE] SALESMAN: That’s a 10
gallon, cattle man, gosh, cutter, brick, gambler. What you looking for? I want the hat
that is strongest. [NON-ENGLISH SINGING] BYSTANDER: Now that’s the one. That’s the one. This is the price? That is the “Little
America” by Kumail Nanjiani, who’s got a lot of treats here. Don’t worry.
We’ll wrap that. You can take a doggy bag, and
you can take all of this home. What’s that? I’ve been looking
at this cheesecake. Is that the one that
you have your eye on? No, the one I’m most
excited about is that. So I’m trying to save it. Oh yeah, build up to it. Wouldn’t it have been great
if somehow you gained, like, 30 pounds
during the commercial? Dude, I– [LAUGHTER] I’ve been terrified
for a year that I’m gonna sneeze and,
like, lose it like it’s some great dream I’ve had. But I want to talk about
that show, “Little America,” which you executive produce. It is a great show. My wife and I watched a
bunch of them this weekend, and I love the idea of the
show, too, which is they’re true stories about immigrants. And where did these
stories come from? So the other show, that
anthology show, about– they’re based on true
stories of immigrants who’ve moved to America. And there’s this magazine– “Epic Magazine.” They’ve been
collecting stories– [LAUGHTER] –of real immigrants
that came here. And then they contacted
us, and they were like this could be a good TV show. And we were like, yeah,
it’ll be a great show. And, um, what are
we talking about? We’re talking about your show. And so, yeah, it’s basically
eight different episodes, all based on real
stories of people who have moved to
America set over, you know, all
different time periods. With a lot of famous
actors and actors from all over the world. Oh, they’re actors
from all over the world, yeah, because we
really wanted it to be authentic to the people who– you know, the characters
that they’re playing. We wanted them to
speak the language that the characters speak. So we really, like, sort of
found a lot of great people. I love that you’re
just eating right now. I don’t think I’ve ever
had this experience where someone’s just eating
throughout the interview. It’s– You don’t understand.
HOST: Oh. [LAUGHS] I’m lit– I’m, like, shaking.
HOST: I could see that. I’m so excited. I noticed your
hand was trembling. My heart is beating so fast. You know, a couple
of years ago, I was– my wife and I made a movie
called “The Big Sick”– HOST: Yes, “The Big Sick.”
– –that was about– HOST: It was a great movie. People who don’t know–
my wife was in a coma, and we didn’t know
what was gonna happen. And I remember very
specifically the day. We were, like, is
she gonna make it? Is she gonna make it? And I remember when I got to
the hospital one of those days and went in, and she was
up and sitting on her bed. I’m happier right now. [LAUGHTER] Kumail Nanjiani, everyone. He will soon be in a food
coma so– but watch his show. It’s called “Little America.” It’s available now on Apple TV+. We’ll be right back with Sting.

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  • Reply Firth Lathom January 25, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Even with all the advantages he had I think it took an incredible amount of discipline to achieve that body.

  • Reply viciousjerm January 25, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    Jimmy done horsed right up next to that wagon and straight kicked him off it

  • Reply Jonathan Trenholme January 25, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    “by the way i’ve touched dwayne the rock johnson and believe me he isn’t soft”


  • Reply TheGamingGeek January 25, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    His abs look all messed up

  • Reply Littlebit31 January 25, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    He is smoking hot! Even his jaw line… and still adorably funny and goofy

  • Reply Michael Weston January 25, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    one of the best moments in TV history

  • Reply C R January 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Best he could do not having cake?

  • Reply Sean M January 26, 2020 at 12:14 am

    I better eat as much as I can before my trainer kills me.

  • Reply Kazi Hossain January 26, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Jimmy is getting better than Colbert ! Great! At least he lets his guests speak !

  • Reply S S January 26, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Jimmy is so shady. He sees Kumail all ripped and getting attention and he unleashed Kumails inner fatty. Next time Kumail will appear on Jimmy's show is bc he was on the latest episode of my 600 lb life.

  • Reply Thomas Kim January 26, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Kumail: inhales 8 desserts and a whole pizza
    Marvel: am I joke to you

  • Reply Tyler Wilson January 26, 2020 at 12:22 am

    Hilarious 😂

  • Reply Oscar Alban January 26, 2020 at 12:23 am

    What a cool man!

  • Reply Christian C January 26, 2020 at 12:26 am

    Are you really serious? So precious!! So dang funny!!

  • Reply Cesar Reinoso January 26, 2020 at 12:34 am

    He is obviously on steroids. You can see on his face and the how jacked he is.

  • Reply just1desi January 26, 2020 at 12:36 am

    I can’t tell if that was really really evil temptation or a sweet gesture.

  • Reply Kenny January 26, 2020 at 12:42 am

    Steroids will do that to you.

  • Reply Flone January 26, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Now, he can kidnap Dave Bautista.

  • Reply Anne DG January 26, 2020 at 12:49 am

    He is so precious. He must be protected at all costs.

  • Reply Surojit Pal January 26, 2020 at 1:02 am

    They skipped the Steroid Story

  • Reply Nikhil Sharda January 26, 2020 at 1:02 am

    He's definitely going to be the funny one in The Eternals no doubt

  • Reply Jesus Arellano January 26, 2020 at 1:08 am

    Jimmy you're a great man for doing that! Lol

  • Reply reviewfor thetube January 26, 2020 at 1:18 am

    He looking so different now that hes been working out so much bais face like his jaw and everything lol

  • Reply Anna Smith January 26, 2020 at 1:24 am

    Everyone debating at the end whether or not to laugh at Jimmy’s food coma joke 😂

  • Reply lef ofbadanboojy January 26, 2020 at 1:31 am

    Not hating but just so yall know dis guy juiced cant make gains like dat in a year whithout juice. Dont waste ur time trying to look like dis in a year if u dont juice.nothing wrong with juicing if ur not competing in a sport dat doesn't allow it, just make sure u do it right

  • Reply Rob Sampson January 26, 2020 at 1:37 am

    Greg Duccette brought me here.

  • Reply do not subscribe to me January 26, 2020 at 1:46 am

    so what’s he eat for his birthday?

  • Reply janirobe January 26, 2020 at 1:59 am


  • Reply Ramon Anaya January 26, 2020 at 2:00 am

    I used to listen to his podcast about video games.

  • Reply elleazul January 26, 2020 at 2:18 am

    Wooo grinnell grad!

  • Reply Erin Wilbert January 26, 2020 at 2:37 am

    Who is the best Jimmy? Kimmel 😂😂

  • Reply Akennalady January 26, 2020 at 2:46 am


  • Reply Sean Greenacre January 26, 2020 at 2:54 am

    No ones talking about the voice crack at 0:30 ????!!!!!

  • Reply Sal Scalici January 26, 2020 at 3:01 am

    He literally looks like what RIPPED, JACKED and SEXY Peter looked like on Family Guy

  • Reply dblanco77 January 26, 2020 at 3:02 am

    I would like to hear what Dave Bautista would say about Kumail's transformation

  • Reply thassa lot of sodium January 26, 2020 at 3:04 am

    this has all the energy of trying to eat the bomb food at a dawat while an uncle is trying to grill you about your life plan

  • Reply YunuS Sabaro January 26, 2020 at 3:07 am

    His idea of a diet is ridicules. No refined sugar for a year doesnt make you strong just stupid.

  • Reply charlie whiskey January 26, 2020 at 3:08 am


  • Reply TexasGirlinVA January 26, 2020 at 3:10 am

    Zaddy 🔥

  • Reply Financial Shinanigan January 26, 2020 at 3:12 am

    Lol his voice is a mismatch to his body. Respect to his dedication and Disney investing tons into their actors.

  • Reply Kaalan Smith January 26, 2020 at 3:13 am

    Pakistani Denzel

  • Reply Tom Bystander January 26, 2020 at 3:14 am

    That's legit a man who hasn't had any pleasure food in over a year.

  • Reply Quianah Upton January 26, 2020 at 3:18 am

    I cried😭

  • Reply Mercedes Miller January 26, 2020 at 3:22 am

    Daaaaaaaaaaaamn Kumails new body 😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • Reply Abir Dominguez January 26, 2020 at 3:23 am

    Kumail: do you wanna know what my snack was!
    Me: Air?

  • Reply Kodachrome40 January 26, 2020 at 3:33 am

    I’ve been on a diet like that before and I lost my taste for sweets. If I have some now I get sick.

  • Reply Flat6King January 26, 2020 at 3:36 am

    If you ever work in the food industry then you know how dope it is to see someone horf your food down. That’s what food is all about.

  • Reply Sinti Finti Mintea ❶ January 26, 2020 at 3:46 am

    was he lifting weights with his jaws too ? his face changed

  • Reply rose191991 January 26, 2020 at 3:48 am

    07:17 yeah…me everytime when i eat pizza ♡ im gonna cry lol

  • Reply rose191991 January 26, 2020 at 3:52 am

    10:56 noooo 😂😂😂😂😂

  • Reply SUPER FEMALE January 26, 2020 at 3:58 am

    after this video , I would stop my diet.

  • Reply Joshua Castillo January 26, 2020 at 4:07 am

    And then he went home and worked out for 20 hours.

  • Reply Manish Neupane January 26, 2020 at 4:09 am

    He is definately giving credits to Marvel Studios in some waY🤣

  • Reply Diana Begue January 26, 2020 at 4:17 am

    He regretted that the next day.

  • Reply NunChuck Taylor January 26, 2020 at 4:17 am

    How did he make even his face more muscular?

  • Reply FreedomBliss 2012 January 26, 2020 at 4:26 am

    Steroids will make you really hungry

  • Reply citizen kiwi January 26, 2020 at 4:30 am

    he strangely looks so much more handsome than he did when he didn't workout as much it's the muscular jav the thinner eyes and the jacked sexy body

  • Reply ChocoBabiChan January 26, 2020 at 4:33 am

    He is going to town on those cakes. 😂❤

  • Reply Pisa York January 26, 2020 at 4:37 am

    3:14 funniest bit. I just love watching Jimmy laughing, it is so cute!

  • Reply Abz M January 26, 2020 at 4:51 am

    World exclusive: MAN LOSES WEIGHT

  • Reply Adnan A January 26, 2020 at 4:57 am

    I wonder what steroid regimen he used

  • Reply Andy Michael Madrona January 26, 2020 at 5:07 am

    Did he also chew extra tough gum to muscle up his jaw as well?

  • Reply Shivam Srivastava January 26, 2020 at 5:11 am

    Kumail sounds the exact same with food in his mouth. lol

  • Reply Ewan Lim January 26, 2020 at 5:12 am

    Marvel announces sequel to Eternals.

    Nanjiani: FU%#

  • Reply Imroz Malik January 26, 2020 at 5:23 am

    Oh man

  • Reply Kara January 26, 2020 at 5:26 am

    This was the sweetest interview.

  • Reply Syed majid January 26, 2020 at 5:34 am

    He's charming

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  • Reply Anony Mouse January 26, 2020 at 5:55 am

    A few people jelly in the comments, saying he’s not funny anymore. He’s still hilarious.

  • Reply Mark the Shark January 26, 2020 at 5:56 am

    As Much as I love Kumail, and Seeing Him Finally Break That Strict Marvel Diet…
    He Shud KNOW that Marvel DOES happen to DO "Those Little Things"…(umm.. What're they Called Again..??)
    Oh Yeah… SEQUELS, Bro!!! So Hope He Doesn't OVERDO It…Cuz it'll be a B*tch to Have to Undergo All that Again.. LOL!!!

  • Reply Nick Peterson January 26, 2020 at 6:03 am

    Testosterone is a helluva drug

  • Reply D A D D Y January 26, 2020 at 6:23 am

    If he live in India its prob not hard

  • Reply Sridhar Kashyap January 26, 2020 at 6:40 am

    He somewhat looks like Prateek Kuhad

  • Reply MrY4j January 26, 2020 at 6:41 am

    Love that the People with 'hollywood' knowledge about bodybuilding and fitness transformations are talking 'roids' in the comment section as if the guy's attained some Olympia physique and isn't just more cut and lean fit which is entirely doable if you put in the work.
    Anyone with even a little insight with anabolic steroids will know he would've been twice his size if he was on drugs.

  • Reply Jonny Rosado January 26, 2020 at 6:50 am

    You can tell he genuinely enjoyed the pizza and cakes!

  • Reply Chorizo343 January 26, 2020 at 6:53 am

    So he didn't have sweets for a year and boi i bet he really got to enjoy that with all those people watching him and no milk!!

  • Reply Fawaz Ali January 26, 2020 at 6:58 am

    As a fellow Pakistani man and one who is also from Karachi. WE LIVE TO EAT!!

    I can literally sit here and imagine how hard it must be for him…especially staying away from Pakistani food…. his reaction is 100% genuine!

  • Reply pike group January 26, 2020 at 7:11 am

    I know the feeling that kumail is going thru, ❤️ kumail wish him all the best

  • Reply Shazi Gets Sober January 26, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Kumail being an inspiration for those of us who understand the struggle and are trying to mimic his achievements. And I'm looking forward to him staying fit with the help of his team and loved ones, despite distraction, sweet, yummy, torturous distractions like these.

  • Reply Adrian January 26, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Kumail knows how to have fun. Bravo man

  • Reply Joe Seward January 26, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Kumail looks like Pakistani eugene levy. Love this guy so much ever since indoor kids podcast.

  • Reply Shade On A Cool Day January 26, 2020 at 7:25 am

    Hope that Pizza is Halal

  • Reply Abhimanyu Sharma January 26, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Pakistani Denzel there !!!

  • Reply Keerthana Baskar January 26, 2020 at 7:27 am

    I was not even on a diet and I would still cry if someone made these desserts appear around me. 😂

  • Reply J A January 26, 2020 at 7:37 am

    I don't like this kumail jerk.

  • Reply Rachel Johnson January 26, 2020 at 7:50 am

    Who else eating pizza while watching this?.. 🤣

  • Reply Raphael Jyrwa January 26, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Always on Donal Trump.. you're a comedian… be funny.. (India)

  • Reply World Kidd January 26, 2020 at 8:43 am


  • Reply xuyahfish January 26, 2020 at 8:44 am

    After dieting like that, if he suddenly eats that stuff then he's gonna get sick… like a Vegetarian who accidentally eats meat kind of sick

  • Reply Adil Osman January 26, 2020 at 9:14 am

    I thought that click bait was fake

  • Reply animeawakens ! January 26, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Allergic people and vegans be like:

  • Reply some random guy January 26, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Its like one of those baby mobile toys that hang over the bed but for adults lol

  • Reply Zach Canfield January 26, 2020 at 10:07 am

    This is what true happiness looks like

  • Reply Enrico Phonephagott January 26, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Nerd has finger and cracks for the 100s and 1-time of the year.

  • Reply Jose Carbajal January 26, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Damn, I remember when I put myself on a no carb/sugar diet. I got fit and healthy but couldn't wait for my weekend cheat day in order to not go insane. This was during my college days and have gained almost 60 pounds since then.

  • Reply EisenbergFlavour January 26, 2020 at 10:58 am

    I fell in love with his watch

  • Reply Hush Hush January 26, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Another idiot

  • Reply WYLEZ January 26, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Slippery slope

  • Reply RDS film January 26, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Mannnn marvel's got the plug for tren huh 😷

  • Reply Rajan Sharma January 26, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    He won't be a good marvel character. Nope, can't see it.

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