Nik was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Phoenix, Arizona before fleeing west to California at 17. He's now an actor and comedian in Los Angeles.
Nik plays Zahid on Netflix's new original series, Atypical, created by Robia Rashid. He will soon appear in the Ben Stiller-produced Netflix film, Alex Strangelove, written and directed by Craig Johnson, and in Joshua Leonard’s indie film, Behold My Heart, opposite Marisa Tomei and Charlie Plummer. He's most recently appeared in Comedy Central's Idiotsitter, HBO's The Comeback, FreeForm's Kevin From Work, NBC's The Player, Kasra Farhani's The Good Neighbor, and in a variety of only somewhat embarrassing national commercials.
Nik performs stand-up comedy across the country at venues like The Comedy Store, The Improv, The Laugh Factory, Zanies, Gotham Comedy Club, and random shady bars. His work has been featured on BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Colorlines, and other outlets.
Nik is also currently a graphic designer and producer with Art Not War, a cultural impact and PR firm. During the incredibly depressing 2016 election season, Nik was as an Associate Producer at MoveOn.org, where he produced videos, graphics, and live events targeting millennial voters (see: a national stand-up comedy tour Laughter Trumps Hate; a get-out-the-vote PSA called "Millennials Against Trump;" and a sketch starring Gaby Hoffmann called "Cash or SuperPAC?"). He also interned on Elizabeth Warren's 2012 Senate campaign and consulted for Alicia Keys' HIV/AIDS awareness initiative at RALLY, among other activist-y things.