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Aziz Ansari, Jason Woliner, and Eric Wareheim Present 'Food Club'

Here's a new video from JASH of a food and culture show called "Food Club" that was created by and stars Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner, with Parks and Rec writer Alan Yang as Swab Yang. Wearing silly-looking captains' hats, the three comedians travel from restaurant to restaurant, deciding whether the eateries are plaque-worthy or not.

Ansari, Wareheim, and Woliner started their Food Club years ago, before this video, as Ansari told The AV Club in 2010:

Aziz Ansari Talked Racist Grandmas and Celebrity Eyebrows on 'Conan'

Aziz Ansari's been making the rounds recently to promote his new special, and he stopped by Conan last night for a discussion that ended up delving into prominent Indians, why using gay as a slur makes no sense, and the time he read about his eyebrows in the newspaper. Below, check out his puppy-filled deleted scene from Gravity, and his thoughts on dating in the modern age.

Aziz Ansari Has His Sights Set On Broadway

This week's New York Magazine profiles Aziz Ansari on a recent visit to New York, and drops a few hints about Ansari's plans for the future:

In addition to his new material, which he hopes to eventually perform on Broadway, Ansari is planning to write a book about modern dating, working with academics to answer some of his questions with actual numbers.

Much of Ansari's current standup, including the material on his upcoming Netflix special Buried Alive,  focuses on dating in the digital age and the feasibility of life-long relationships, often drawing on the experiences of audience members. And his process is as meticulous as ever:

Ansari records all of his [...]

Aziz Ansari and Seth Rogen Have Some Great Ideas for Cross-Promoting Aziz's New Special

The first trailer for Aziz Ansari's new standup special Buried Alive is up, in which he and Seth Rogen brainstorm the most innovative ways to release the new hour. Spoiler alert: Buried Alive premieres November 1 on Netflix.

Aziz Ansari Is Writing a Book About Romance

Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari just signed a book deal. Penguin Press announced today that they've hired the comedian to write his first book, a semi-academic tome on the subject of romance. The untitled book will focus on "the basic issues facing a single person—whom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens next—have been radically altered by new technologies." Here's Ansari, who has talked to academics and done original research for the project, is describing the book in the press release:

You know when you text someone you're romantically interested in and you don't hear anything back and then you see them post a photo [...]

Aziz Ansari Turns to Reddit for Help with His New Book

In August, Aziz Ansari signed a deal to write his first book, an untitled semi-academic tome about "the basic issues facing a single person—whom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens next—have been radically altered by new technologies." Today, Ansari announced that he created a subreddit section on the website Reddit to start conversations to help him research the book via personal stories from Reddit users.

The subreddit, called "Modern Romantics," features a bunch of questions from Ansari (like "Has anyone broken up or gotten into a huge fight with a partner based on something you saw on their phone or computer?" and "Has anyone [...]

Talking to Aziz Ansari About His New Special, 'Parks and Rec', and Why He Prefers Standup to Films

Beloved by many as the stylish Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation, Aziz Ansari has been amassing an impressive standup catalog for a young comic. At only 26, his first hour special, Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening, debuted on Comedy Central in 2009. In the spring of 2012, he self-released his next special Dangerously Delicious, and tomorrow, his new hour, Buried Alive, premieres on Netflix.

His new material, which delves deep into the world of dating, romance, and children, shows a more introspective side to his personality. But he's not just talking about himself; talking to audience members and questioning them about their own romantic journeys is now a central part [...]

'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Has the Most Amazingly Star-Studded Crew

Comedy Bang! Bang! returns again next week with the second half of its season, and host Scott Aukerman thought it was about time we got to meet some of the show's inimitable celebrity crew. Sometimes, show business really is glamorous.

Aziz Ansari, Christopher Guest, Aubrey Plaza, and More to Appear at New Yorker Fest 2013

The New Yorker just announced the lineup for the 2013 New Yorker Festival, and there's plenty of stuff for comedy fans. The event, which is held from October 4th-6th in, um, New York, will feature an advance screening of Aziz Ansari's new hour special Buried Alive followed by a conversation between Ansari and New Yorker writer Andy Borowitz, a Funny or Die sketch show hosted by Billy Eichner, a panel on television and politics with Armando Iannucci, W. Kamau Bell and some non-comedy people; and a panel on improvisation with Christopher Guest, Aubrey Plaza, Horatio Sanz, and Rachel Dratch. Head on over to the official website for ticket [...]

Andy Samberg and Aziz Ansari Will Also Be Roasting James Franco

The list of comedians performing at Comedy Central's upcoming Roast of James Franco keeps getting more and more impressive. Andy Samberg and Aziz Ansari have both been added to the lineup, EW reports, joining previously announced roasters Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, Sarah Silverman, and roastmaster Seth Rogen. All in all, due to have having an Oscar-nominated actor as its guest of honor, this year's roast is attracting way higher-profile performers than the Comedy Central event usually does, with movie and TV stars filling the dais. The James Franco roast is set to take place in Los Angeles this Sunday, August 25th, [...]

You Probably Shouldn't Buy Any of Aziz Ansari's Saris

Last night on Conan, Aziz Ansari pitched his new product: Aziz Ansari's Saris. Unsurprisingly for a product that exists solely because of wordplay, it doesn't seem like something you should buy.

Aziz Ansari Talked Halloween Costumes with Jimmy Fallon

Aziz Ansari was on Late Night last night, and since his segment aired after midnight and into Halloween, he naturally talked with Fallon about his costume and why he feels for ghosts. It wasn't spooky per se, but it was at least topical, which is something.

Everybody From Comedy Is In This Arcade Fire Special

After Arcade Fire appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, NBC gave the band a half hour to debut some new material on the network. What aired was this surreal Roman Coppola special with the songs "Here Comes the Night Time," "We Exist," and "Normal Person." The video also includes giant masks and cameos from Rainn Wilson, Ben Stiller, James Franco, Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis, and a Spanish-speaking Michael Cera.

Aziz Ansari Is Releasing His New Standup Special Exclusively on Netflix November 1st

Netflix recently announced that they're expanding into original comedy specials, and now, the streaming service is prepping to release its biggest standup special yet: Aziz Ansari's latest, Buried Alive, which debuts exclusively on Netflix November 1st, according to The NY Times.

Ansari's third special, Buried Alive is based on his tour of the same name and he calls it "a lot more mature" than previous specials, focusing on his friends starting families while he lives his life as a comedian avoiding commitment. The special covers similar topics to his recently announced book, albeit with different content/jokes. Ansari, whose previous two specials debuted on Comedy Central and direct-to-fans via his [...]