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Learn the Meaning of "Ridiculous" with Grover and Aziz Ansari

Here's a clip from Aziz Ansari's recent visit to Sesame Street, where he and Grover were tasked with using chicken costumes, stove top hats, and extreme levels of silliness to explain the word of the day "ridiculous."

Nasim Pedrad Shares Her Unaired 'SNL' Sketch as Aziz Ansari

It turns out that despite the many characters and impressions Nasim Pedrad had during her run on SNL, she wanted to do none of them more than Aziz Ansari. While Nasim did get a chance to very briefly play Ansari in a sketch, on last night's Conan she shared a clip of an unaired sketch that gave her much more screen time as Ansari, an impression she describes as "a real boner-eraser."

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.

Watch Nasim Pedrad's Unaired 'SNL' Sketch "Aziz Ansari Buys a Jacket"

A few weeks ago, Nasim Pedrad was a guest on Conan and shared a short clip from an unaired SNL sketch in which she played her favorite "boner-eraser" role Aziz Ansari. Today, Funny or Die did a wonderful thing and uploaded the entire sketch — titled "Aziz Ansari Buys a Jacket" costarring Taran Killam — which you can watch in full above.

Aziz Ansari on Selling Out Madison Square Garden and the Business Side of Comedy

Aziz Ansari might be a TV star on NBC's five-year favorite Parks and Recreation and soon-to-be published author, but performing live standup has always been his main love. Ansari recently finished up several dates on the Oddball tour and kicked off his own tour Aziz Ansari Live!, becoming only the seventh comedian to sell out New York City's Madison Square Garden in the process. I recently got the chance to talk with Ansari all about his new tour as well as what it feels like to sell out the Garden, how he's working to make buying tickets a stress-free experience, and what we can expect from [...]

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 Explains Why He's a Feminist on 'Late Show'

During his visit to last night's Late Show, Aziz Ansari told David Letterman why he identifies as a feminist — which, it turns out, has less to do with today's stereotype of what a feminist is and more to do with its working dictionary definition: "You're a feminist if you go to a Jay-Z and Beyonce concert, and you're not like 'Mmm, I feel like Beyonce should get 23% less money than Jay-Z. Also, I don't think Beyonce should have the right to vote, and why is Beyonce singing and dancing? Shouldn't she make Jay a steak? I'm sure he's very tired after walking and rapping those two songs.'" Watch [...]

Sketch Anatomy: Going Inside "Shutterbugs" with 'Human Giant's Jason Woliner

Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.

For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy we spoke with Jason Woliner, who has written and/or directed for Parks and Recreation, Nathan for You, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, and Funny or Die and most recently served as executive producer, director, and writer on Adult Swim's Eagleheart. Early in Woliner's [...]

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 [...]