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LOS ANGELES – "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."