Here’s a Bunch of Dad Jokes and Comedic Bits That Didn’t Make the Final Cut of The Big Sick


Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s autobiographical rom-com The Big Sick starring Zoe Kazan and Kumail as the couple was a delightful and moving love story, but it was also a great treat for stand-up comedy fans. With the story centering around Nanjiani during his earlier days of comedy (and the New York scenes featuring lines from his actual stand-up routine) and guest stars like Aidy Bryant, Bo Burnham, and Kurt Braunohler, the film is full of great banter and short clips of stand-up.

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It makes you wonder, then, how many jokes didn’t make it into the final cut. Well, Nerdist shared an exclusive video titled “The Other Stuff” from Amazon Studios which is four minutes of unseen material from The Big Sick, mainly comedian bits and dad jokes. Awesome.

Funny enough, my favorite bits here come from Ray Romano’s Terry whose terrible humor is a running joke in the film as Nanjiani tries to react with a straight face.

Terry: Here’s my favorite joke. Two hippos in the middle of a swamp. Nothing’s going on, it’s just quiet. They’re just up to their nose in the swamp. And then one just looks at the other and says, “I just can’t get it through my head it’s Thursday.”

And then there’s this one:

Terry: Here’s a joke. Ask me the secret to comedy.

Kumail: What’s the secret to com-

Terry: KA-TIMING

Kumail: [laughing] What did you say?

Also, Anupam Kher as Kumail’s dad Azmat has some great comedic instruction for his son and it is golden. Just, more dad jokes in everything please. What did you think of “The Other Stuff”?

(via Nerdist, image: screencap)

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