Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon On 'The Big Sick' : Fresh Air Comic Kumail Nanjiani remembers the first time he thought of marrying then-girlfriend Emily V. Gordon: when he saw her in a coma. Now the couple has co-written a romantic comedy based on their story called 'The Big Sick.'

Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon On 'The Big Sick'

Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon On 'The Big Sick'

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Comic Kumail Nanjiani remembers the first time he thought of marrying then-girlfriend Emily V. Gordon: when he saw her in a coma. Now the couple has co-written a romantic comedy based on their story called 'The Big Sick.'