Shaun Majumder’s HBO Doc Shows Serious Side

Comedian's "Every Word is Absolutely True" premieres tonight.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Most people associate Shaun Majumder with hilarious skits on TV's "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" and "Less Than Kind," or big-screen projects like "Harold and Kumar go To White Castle," however the funnyman is showing his more serious side in the HBO documentary "Every Word is Absolutely True."

The stand-up special, which does include clips of Majumder on stage telling jokes and funny anecdotes from his past, is more of a look at the comedian's life. It was filmed during a cross-country comedy venture called “This Tour Has 22 Cities.” It looks at his upbringing by an Indian father and a mother from Newfoundland.

Majumder got his start in the late 90s playing special guests on various comedy shows like "The City" before landing a spot on "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" in 2003. He has since hosted more than a dozen Just For Laughs specials and has starred in "Cedric the Entertainer Presents," "Hatching, Matching, & Dispatching" and "Unhitched." He's also appeared on the big screen in "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry" (in an uncredited role) as well as the TV movie "Bad Mom." His most recent roles have included playing Detective Vikram Mahajan in "Detroit 1-8-7" and taking on the part of Andrew Palmer in the popular new drama "The Firm."

He said of his upbringing in the movie (as reported by Globe and Mail), “I was raised in a tin shack with my white mom, my sister and 347 white people. So I had no idea I was anything but white."

"Every Word is Absolutely True" premieres tonight at 7:30pm on HBO Canada.


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