Nimesh Patel
Nimesh Patel is among the latest recruits to ‘the writer’s guild’ of Saturday Night Live for its upcoming 43rd season.

NEW YORK (Diya TV) — Nimesh Patel is among the latest recruits at Saturday Night Live.

Patel gained acclaim for writing the stand-up roast of President Donald Trump. Hasan Minhaj delivered the routine during the White House Correspondents Dinner this year.

“In hiring Patel (who jokes about keeping his Hindu papers on him at all times lest he be mistaken for a radical terrorist), S.N.L. is better placed than ever to dig into the South Asian perspective, particularly in politics,” Vanity Fair stated.

Last year Aziz Ansari was the show’s first ever South Asian host.

On Oct. 14, Kumail Nanjiani, a Pakistani-American comedian, writer, and most recently, the actor in the critically acclaimed movie, The Big Sick, will become the show’s second South Asian host.

Patel also has a short and clever stand-up routine on Tinder alleging racism among white women as well as a slew of 2016 election jokes. One example was a Comedy Cellar bit where he is quoted in Vanity Fair saying, “I wanted Bobby Jindal to win … he’s the Indian guy, not because I believe in his politics but because I want a career on S.N.L. and that’s the only way that was going to happen.”

Patel’s satirical comedy rings through on his own website. “If you Google me, I am the first result.  And most every other Nimesh Patel is a doctor.  Which means if my parents Google me, they get their son, and then a list of everything they wanted their son to be,” he says. “I like family, sarcasm, water, the Lakers, and dancing while drunk.”

He lists his idols as Larry David, Chris Rock, and Patrice O’Neal. Patel actually wrote for the 2016 Oscars with Chris Rock.