"I don't think [love is] overrated at all. Underrated, if anything. It's amazing and beautiful and uniquely wonderful, but unfortunately, elusive and sadly ephemeral. Woody Allen says it best in Annie Hall: Love fades. At this point, there is a lot of research that backs this idea up."
- Aziz Ansari to The AV Club in a long, thoughtful pre-Valentine's Day interview about love that's every bit as honest as it is depressing.
The Hollywood Reporter just revealed comedian Aziz Ansari to be the one behind a joke Twitter account for the Homeland character Sgt. Brody (@SergeantBrody). THR cracked the story when Ansari, an avid fan of the Showtime series and a beloved Twitterer himself, posted a tweet intended for the account on his personal feed, quickly deleted it, and then reposted the tweet on the Sgt. Brody Twitter. The account, which started up in late October, has quickly gained over 30,000 followers and Ansari has retweeted it multiple times, and now let's all start accusing Aziz Ansari as being the one behind other super funny Twitter accounts.
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Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari dropped by Conan last night to lay down some of the world knowledge he's accrued over the years. First, he shares how to meet your future wife/husband via online dating, based on some advice his friend gave him. Then, he reveals one surefire way to stop bullying in schools: teachers who aren't afraid to threaten their students.
Aziz is no stranger to Reddit AMAs, so he navigated his one last night like a real pro. He answered questions about Parks and Recreation, stand-up, and food, and he included this photo, which is lovely. Read the best quotes below:
On his favorite Parks scene:
Ron eating bacon at the strip club
On an upcoming scene with Ben Schwartz:
Yesterday we filmed a scene where Jean Ralphio and I sang a song that goes "MAKE! MAKE! MAKE! MAKE! MAKE THOSE BOOTIES CLAP!"
On working with Chris Pratt:
I say this about everyone but seriously, Chris is the sweetest, funniest guy. He always also never uses a spit [...]
"My first special was a lot of quick, small stories like me going to get sheets at Bed Bath & Beyond and stuff about my cousin Harris. On my new tour, I talk about three things: babies, marriage, and how hard it is to find someone. I could talk about those topics forever– the easiest writing happens when you have a genuine passion for the material, or it evokes an emotion: anger, fear, whatever. This tour is driven mostly by fear: I'm 29 now, am I really ready to get married and have a kid? I don't think so. So it's about coming to the realization that a lot of people I know are [...]