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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Here's the first episode of the new season of Reggie Makes Music, Reggie Watts's web series that's a tie-in with IFC's Comedy Bang Bang. Last season, we saw Watts collaborating with Jon Hamm, Michael Cera, and Amy Poehler, and here he is doing a duet about dating and veganism with Parks and Recreation's Aziz Ansari. (via Vulture)