Director. Michael Showalter
Kumail hones his craft on the Chicago comedy scene with fellow stand-ups CJ, Mary and Chris. After one gig, Kumail meets spunky audience member Emily and there is a palpable spark of attraction. Kumail keeps the relationship secret from his family. When Kumail nervously explains his parents' presumption of arranged marriage, Emily feels betrayed. Soon after, she contracts a serious infection and doctors induce a medical coma. It's left to Kumail to contact Emily's parents, Beth and Terry.