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'Daily Show' correspondent Aasif Mandvi turns to online satire to target anti-Muslim prejudice

  • This photo provided by Comedy Central shows actor Aasif Mandvi in a scene from "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central. "The Daily Show" correspondent Mandvi's sitcom parody targeting anti-Muslim bias will debut on the "Funny or Die" website April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Comedy Central)

    This photo provided by Comedy Central shows actor Aasif Mandvi in a scene from "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central. "The Daily Show" correspondent Mandvi's sitcom parody targeting anti-Muslim bias will debut on the "Funny or Die" website April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Comedy Central)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this May 6, 2014 file photo, Aasif Mandvi arrives at the world premiere of "Million Dollar Arm," in Los Angeles. "The Daily Show" correspondent Mandvi's sitcom parody targeting anti-Muslim bias will debut on the "Funny or Die" website April 9, 2015. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - In this May 6, 2014 file photo, Aasif Mandvi arrives at the world premiere of "Million Dollar Arm," in Los Angeles. "The Daily Show" correspondent Mandvi's sitcom parody targeting anti-Muslim bias will debut on the "Funny or Die" website April 9, 2015. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this May 6, 2014 file photo, Aasif Mandvi arrives at the world premiere of "Million Dollar Arm" at El Capitan Theatre, in Los Angeles. "The Daily Show" correspondent Mandvi's sitcom parody targeting anti-Muslim bias will debut on the "Funny or Die" website April 9, 2015. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    In this May 6, 2014 file photo, Aasif Mandvi arrives at the world premiere of "Million Dollar Arm" at El Capitan Theatre, in Los Angeles. "The Daily Show" correspondent Mandvi's sitcom parody targeting anti-Muslim bias will debut on the "Funny or Die" website April 9, 2015. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

"The Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi's sitcom parody targeting anti-Muslim bias will debut online April 9.

Mandvi said Thursday that four episodes of "Halal in the Family" will be posted April 9 on the humor website Funny or Die. The show's title is a play on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom, "All in the Family."

The episodes, each five minutes long, use comedy to address issues including FBI surveillance of Muslims in America, cyberbullying and hate networks, and media bias, Mandvi said.

He said he hopes the series will start a productive conversation about how Muslims are stereotyped.

The Indian-born Mandvi, who appears as the "senior Muslim correspondent" on Comedy Central's "Daily Show," has acting credits that include "Spider-Man 2," ''Margin Call" and "Million Dollar Arm."