Metuchen, NJAudiences will soon be able to go “Behind the Scenes of the REAL Fake News” with Aasif Mandvi, correspondent for Comedy Central’s hit series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  The performance will benefit Women Helping Women (WHW), Central New Jersey’s award-winning non-profit organization that provides crucial, high quality counseling and support services to women in need. Mandvi will be appearing at the Mirage Banquet Hall in Edison, on November 12, at 8 pm.

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Aasif Mandvi to perform in benefit for Women Helping Women

“We are excited to be working with a performer like Aasif Mandvi,” said Jill Lesko, President of WHW Board of Directors. “And we are touched by his support for Women Helping Women.”

As a correspondent for The Daily Show, Mumbai-born Aasif Mandvi brings a humorous yet skewering perspective on politics and foreign affairs to audiences around the country. Known for his entertaining and incisive “on-location” reporting, Mandvi’s razor-sharp and quick-witted style gives audiences a unique view of primetime news. He shows how the writers and correspondents analyze the best and worst of each day’s events to offer a unique and humorous perspective into the often ridiculous world of politics and international relations.

Mandvi has a wide-range of entertainment industry experience in film, television, and on stage in his one-man play, Sakina’s Restaurant, for which he won an OBIE Award. He is currently appearing alongside Zach Galifianakis in the movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story.  Mandvi recently co-wrote and starred in the soon-to-be-released New York-style Tandoori comedy movie, Today's Special.  He plays Samir, a talented cook who dreams of being a great chef but is forced to run his father’s Indian restaurant in Jackson Heights.

“The audience will enjoy a very entertaining evening while donating crucial funds to ensure our clients’ access to vital services,” said Nisha Shaw Tanwar, Executive Director of WHW. “It is certainly a win-win!”

Women Helping Women is a 35 year-old non-profit organization in Central New Jersey devoted to empowering women, girls and teens to take control of their lives. The Agency’s programs and services are crucial to thousands of women and families each year dealing with issues related to domestic violence, sexual abuse, divorce, depression, loss, self-esteem, peer pressure, relationships and addiction issues.

General admission tickets are $50. Limited VIP tickets are available at $100 and will include a meet and greet with photo opportunities with Aasif Mandvi after the show. The show starts at 8:00 p.m. at Mirage Banquet Hall, located at 1655 Oak Tree Road, Edison, New Jersey. Tickets can be purchased at www.whwnj.com. For more information please call WHW at (732) 549-6000.