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  • My next guest,

  • you know him from 'Space Force' on Netflix,

  • Mandalorian, Bojack Horseman.

  • Please welcome my very funny friend Asif Ali.

  • Asif, thank you for being here.

  • Oh man! You know what, Moses?

  • This is exactly,

  • this is exactly what I was,

  • what I was hoping for.

  • To meet you in this setting

  • and finally get to see the inside of,

  • of where you live and you didn't disappoint, man.

  • You didn't disappoint.

  • You have the Saudi Orb that Trump

  • and those guys put their hands on.

  • I'm really pumped about it.

  • I'm also in the book.

  • I'm also in the book.

  • You're in the book.

  • Let's see, did you do something fun for the book?

  • You look sad.

  • No, just sad, it's a sad guy.

  • So you just did exactly your DMV photo for that

  • You know...

  • (chuckles)

  • But you know how you were on,

  • on the white page.

  • I was, we got the, I got the Brown section here.

  • You got the Brown section.

  • Yeah.

  • Give Hassan the full page.

  • Give him the full page.

  • I mean, he deserves it, you know.

  • He is an icon.

  • And I love that they gave him,

  • they picked the worst,

  • for someone that is constantly lauded on his perfect hair.

  • (chuckles)

  • It was,

  • It looks embarrassing.

  • This book is a take-down to Hassan Minhaj.

  • It's a full take down.

  • But his hair, and he the one time he didn't get a fade up,

  • we got the sides going wild.

  • Oh man!

  • How are you doing?

  • Because it feels like you've stayed busy

  • because you do a lot of voiceover work.

  • You have an incredible voice.

  • I've been getting into the voice game.

  • I've been getting into the voice game.

  • I'm doing the show called 'Devil May Care' for Sci-Fi,

  • that will be out whenever they're done editing that.

  • I did like a thing on 'The Star Trek', lower decks.

  • And what if I just continued doing that for 45 minutes?

  • Yeah, really good.

  • The amount of things are on

  • your shortlisting commercials you're on.

  • As you sink lower and lower in your chair.

  • In high school, I ran the eight minute mile.

  • Yeah, absolutely, definitely, keep going.

  • But I'm, yeah, I've been doing voiceover.

  • That's been fun.

  • You're doing voiceover work.

  • It seems like you got a really great job

  • before the shutdown.

  • You're on the Mandalorian.

  • Yeah, I did the Mandalorian.

  • That was a great gig.

  • They, they, it was so expensive.

  • And you know,

  • you and I will , we'll usually do,

  • we'll do like an indie thing, right?

  • Or like most normal television show, right?

  • Even like 'Sunnyside'.

  • It's just a TV show.

  • And it's like...

  • Indie show, yeah.

  • You get that it's a TV show.

  • Kal Penn at a couple of GoPros.

  • And then you go on a show and you're like, Oh,

  • if this is the whole company,

  • this isn't just like a,

  • or if this doesn't do well or whatever,

  • we'll be fine.

  • There's always pilot season.

  • And then there's shows where it's like,

  • this is the fourth quarter.

  • We have merchandise,

  • we have a whole, you know,

  • a hundred million dollar ad campaign.

  • We have a whole thing and if it's,

  • if people are not wearing big dog size T-shirts,

  • and these are not flying off the shelves,

  • our whole company will go under.

  • And so when you're working on a thing like that,

  • I remember I got there and walking from the door

  • to where our rooms are,

  • we had to wear a full cloak with a hood

  • because where we were shooting,

  • there was a particular part of like

  • a highway overpass thing.

  • And the lady was saying that people were camping out.

  • Like they were getting dropped off.

  • Like paparazzi were driving and being like,

  • I'll jump out grand theft auto style,

  • just to maybe get a long distance photo

  • of someone's random outfit.

  • And then some person who's so into 'Star Wars',

  • can sort of put together like, Oh,

  • that guy's hat

  • and his shoes means that he might be from this planet,

  • which might mean that the story could be

  • about going from here,

  • which might be that.

  • Cause they're, they're insane about it.

  • So everyone wants a piece.

  • If you do anything that's Star Wars related,

  • people wanna know things,

  • (indistict) there's whole websites that are just

  • about getting the exclusive.

  • So you had to wear a whole cap in the off chance

  • that someone would be on a highway

  • and then pick up a blurry photo of you

  • and then piece together that you were one on this,

  • and a crucial part of the story.

  • And the crazy part is like, okay,

  • I can tell the guy getting dropped off

  • and just being on a highway overpass, taking photos,

  • but then like,

  • how does he coordinate the pickup?

  • Yeah.

  • And if you've ever dropped anything on the highway,

  • it's, it's you gotta take another 80 minute lap.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • It's a very, it's a very tough thing.

  • I'm doing, I'm like in the middle of doing a, a Marvel show.

  • And so we shot 80% of that, and then.

  • It's just all credits.

  • This whole interview is just all credits.

  • And we're bringing Jay Larson on and he's like,

  • I dunno, I'm like a dad.

  • I have like a life.

  • And so I only bring this up to say

  • that when people take it that seriously,

  • like I was talking to a dude on there and they're like,

  • it's like a double edged sword of like,

  • you don't want that kind of craziness while you're making

  • the show because people are like trying

  • to sneak into everyone's Instagram,

  • to try to like put clues together,

  • like their detectives.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah.

  • Are you the before picture of Kumail Nanjiani?

  • You did your bucket?

  • I went out for it.

  • It was a very offensive other shit.

  • This is the pre-protein shake version.

  • (indistinct)

  • Well, you do some re-shoots with the beginning of this.

  • You're not strong enough.

  • And I'm like, I'll show you.

  • (Chuckles)

  • It should be a credit.

  • Just the before picture of Kamala and Johnny.

  • If people know exactly what you're going in for.

  • Can I tell you something?

  • Before I finish that.

  • I cannot stress to you how many times

  • and this is even with glasses onset

  • and this might be subconsciously

  • why I wear the glasses too.

  • How many times people will come up to me,

  • I guess in LA,

  • it's like an LA thing, and be like, Oh,

  • you did a great job in the thing

  • that I definitely wasn't in.

  • Yes, I want to share with you,