Aasif Mandvi made his television debut as a doorman at the Biltmore Hotel in the episode “Line of Fire” of the series Miami Vice.
In 2006, Mandvi auditioned for The Daily Show, was hired immediately and appeared on the show the same day. Mandvi became a regular correspondent in 2007. He often appears in segments satirizing and commenting on Islamic, Middle-Eastern, and South-Asian-related issues with such titles as “Senior Asian Correspondent,” “Senior Middle East Correspondent,” “Senior Foreign Looking Correspondent,” and “Senior Muslim Correspondent.”
In October 2013, during a segment on The Daily Show, Aasif Mandvi’s interview with Don Yelton led to Yelton’s resignation from the North Carolina Republican Party office.