Mindy Kaling on Inappropriate Humor and Guilty Pleasures


Stop your orders for Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, pervs, ‘cause it probably doesn’t include any stories about Mindy Kaling’s sexual humiliations. “I think a great rule of thumb is, ‘What would bring shame to my family and horrify my parents?’” she says in this interview. “I think a lot of writers, male and female, write as if their parents were killed in a car accident when they were 2, and they have no one to hold accountable.” Man, Mindy Kaling is like the Multi-Grain Cheerios of comedy writers. Wholesome and nutritious, but drizzled with sweetness. (FYI, I am available to write you a comedian bio comparing you to a cereal brand.)