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Six Comics Aziz Ansari Is Joining as Madison Square Garden-Worthy

Yesterday, The Wrap confirmed earlier reports that standup Aziz Ansari is set to headline at New York's Madison Square Garden as part of his new tour Modern Romance, which also includes stops in Dallas, Houston, D.C., Philadelphia, and Las Vegas, not to mention a book slated for a September 2015 release. "There is something very insane and amazing about starting standup in New York City at the lowest rung — open-mic spots — and then many years later going to the other utmost, utmost extreme of playing Madison Square Garden," Ansari told Billboard last month. "I felt a sense of that when I did Carnegie Hall, [...]

The Inside Story of Whiplash, One of New York's Best and Most Influential Standup Shows

"Whiplash is like a magical kingdom where laughs run free and jelly beans are the main form of currency," says comedian Aparna Nancherla, of UCB's late night standup show. For half a decade, Whiplash has consistently proven itself as an exciting and eclectic show that stands out even in the city's buzzing comedy scene, a favorite of megastar names like Louis C.K. and Chris Rock as well as a reliable well-spring for the next big stars — the likes of Pete Holmes and Kumail Nanjiani were once regulars. It's the reason that Splitsider turned to Whiplash for our first concert film, where host Leo Allen welcomed Jared Logan, Sheng [...]

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.

50 Cent Insists He Knows What a Grapefruit Is Despite Aziz Ansari's Claims

"my grandma used to get me grapefruit juice as a kid. he’s a comedian. Ima have his ass whoop if he keeps saying that lol"

- 50 Cent delivers the perfect response to Aziz Ansari's grapefruit soda story about him, via his Reddit AMA yesterday.

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.

Jerry Seinfeld Sets Coffee Dates with Aziz Ansari, Jon Stewart, Robert Klein, George Wallace, and Sarah Jessica Parker

THR has revealed the guest lineup of the upcoming fourth season of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which will feature an odd mix of comedy guests Jon Stewart, Aziz Ansari, Robert Klein, George Wallace, and Sarah Jessica Parker — the third woman to be featured on the series so far after Sarah Silverman and Tina Fey. This is just one batch out of the web series' recent whopping six-season renewal, and the latest season is set to premiere June 19th on Crackle. Click through for a quick preview of the season with Seinfeld and George Wallace yelling at people in a restaurant.

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.