Nik was born in Texas and raised in Arizona before fleeing west to California. He's now an actor and comedian in Los Angeles, best known for playing Zahid on Netflix's new original series, Atypical.
In 2018, Nik will appear in the Ben Stiller-produced Netflix comedy, Alex Strangelove; in Joshua Leonard’s indie drama, Behold My Heart; and a Sony Picture's thriller called The Maze. He's most recently appeared on Comedy Central's Idiotsitter, HBO's The Comeback, FreeForm's Kevin From Work, NBC's The Player, some indie films, and in a variety of only somewhat embarrassing commercials.
Nik also 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 collective trauma that was the 2016 presidential election, Nik was as an Associate Producer at MoveOn.org, where he produced videos, graphics, and live events targeting millennial voters, including 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.