Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone Has The Last Laugh Over Kumail Nanjiani in “The Comedian”

The Fifth Dimension grabs a drink at Eddie's Comedy Club

Kumail Nanjiani, The Twilight Zone, "The Comedian"
Kumail Nanjiani in The Twilight Zone (CBS All Access)

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“Sometimes getting everything you want, means losing everything you love…”

Greetings travelers, The Fifth Dimension continues journeying through Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone. The latest stop is Eddie’s Comedy Club in a tale of wishful thinking entitled, “The Comedian”. Rest assured, ladies and gentlemen, there are no jokes in this story.

Our subject in this episode is Samir Wassan (Kumail Nanjiani), a down-on-his-luck funnyman whose career begins to turn around, but not without stipulations. After all, as no good deed goes unpunished, no great joke can be told without its consequences.

Stream the episode above and be sure to rate and review us on your preferred platform. Then stay tuned next week for “Replay”, the third episode of the new revival that finds Sanaa Lathan convinced she’s reliving the same moments again and again.

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