Posts tagged as aziz ansari

Human Giant Fires T-Shirt Guns at Audience (Then Sits Down for Panel Discussion)

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

In the past I’ve covered a number of panel discussions held at the Paley Center for New Media ranging from 30 Rock to [...]

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Aziz Ansari's Honest but Depressing Thoughts on Love

"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.

Aziz Ansari Revealed to Be Behind the Sgt. Brody 'Homeland' Twitter

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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Aziz Ansari Reveals the Tricks of Online Dating and Preventing Bullying

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.

A Cute Baby Picture and All the Best Parts from Aziz Ansari's AMA

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 [...]

Watch Aziz Ansari and Reggie Watts Make Beautiful Music Together

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)

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Michael Keaton, Aziz Ansari, Janeane Garofalo, Judd Apatow

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy.  Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy. 

Professor Blastoff #86 – Janeane Garofalo

SAMANTHA: What’s better than a good [...]

Watch Aziz Ansari and Paul F. Tompkins Talk About Comedy, Food, and Suits

The two fanciest dressers in comedy, Aziz Ansari and Paul F. Tompkins, sat down for a barside chat for Tompkins's web talk show "Speakeasy" today. It's a nice long conversation between two very funny dudes that goes deep into each of their stand-up processes and Ansari's history as a comedian, and of course, they talk a lot about the world's finest suits.

Late Night Roundup: Aziz Ansari Thinks about Civil Rights During Sex, and Patton Oswalt Has a Racist Baby

Parks and Recreation’s Aziz Ansari paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel last night and started talking big issues: Why does a restaurant as controversial as Chick-fil-a have to serve such delicious chicken? He also shared his technique of thinking about how much civil rights progress America has made every time he has interracial sex. Elsewhere in late night, Patton Oswalt stopped by Conan to promote his new movie Nature Calls and to share a horrifying story about how The Lion King made his baby racist:

The New York Comedy Festival Is Coming and Bringing In Kevin Hart, Robin Williams, Aziz Ansari, and More

The annual New York Comedy Festival is returning this fall, and as usual it's bringing a whole slew of high-profile shows to NYC. The biggest shows include Ricky Gervais chatting with John Hodgman at Town Hall for a Paley Center event, Kevin Hart at Madison Square Garden, Aziz Ansari at the Apollo Theater and Carnegie Hall, Bill Maher at the Beacon Theater, and "David Steinberg and Robin Williams Talking About Nothing That Important" at the 92Y. Those are the first big events announced, but expect a whole shitload more in coming days, as the festival generally hosts events at practically every comedy room in the city. Other comedians [...]

Aziz Ansari: "All the Best Comedians Have a Tremendous Work Ethic"

"All the best [comedians] have a tremendous work ethic. Louis [C.K.], when he's working on stuff, I see him all the time. Chris Rock, he's at the clubs all the time. Younger guys that are really good, like Hannibal Buress, he does sets all the time. I do sets all the time. I literally don't know anyone that's really good that doesn't do shows all the time."

-Aziz Ansari talking to UK comedy website Chortle about how his most talented peers are his hardest-working peers.

Aziz Ansari, Lena Dunham, Kate McKinnon Make 'Forbes' 30 Under 30 List

Forbes magazine put out its annual "30 Under 30" list today, and a lot of big comedy people made the Hollywood portion of the list, including Kate McKinnon (28, SNL), Aziz Ansari (29, Parks and Recreation), Maude Apatow (15, This Is 40), Lena Dunham (26, Girls), Chris Colfer (22, Glee), Greta Gerwig (29, Greenberg), Simon Rich (28, writer for SNL), and Rebel Wilson (28, Bridesmaids), plus a bunch of non-comedy people, but who cares about them, right? And what about that 8-year-old who created Axe Cop? Is he not eligible for this list? Talk about a snub! He's waaaayyy under 30 and he already created a TV show. Get [...]

Aziz Ansari Eats Bologna and Impersonates Comedian Sugar Sammy on PBS

Foodie Aziz Ansari appeared on PBS's new series Mind of a Chef, visiting a Montreal bologna sandwich eatery with a team of restaurateurs. While there, he gets mistaken for Indian-Canadian comedian Sugar Sammy and then tries to impersonate him for as long as he can. Unfortunately, the lady who runs the restaurant blows his ruse, but here's hoping this isn't the last time Aziz Ansari tries to pass as Sugar Sammy. Aziz's episode of Mind of a Chef airs tonight on PBS. Sugar Sammy fans, please note that Sugar Sammy does not actually appear in the episode.

Ron Swanson Records a Bacon Shortage PSA (and May Be the Reason for the Bacon Shortage)

Meat lover Ron Swanson filmed this "The More You Know" PSA to address the bacon shortage that's affecting this fine country of ours. Swanson shares tips on places to hide bacon to keep you well-fed throughout the impending famine, explaining that you can hide bacon in your desk drawer, behind one of your paintings, or under your Aziz Ansari. To be fair, though, Ron Swanson's 38 secret bacon hiding spots might be part of the reason we're experiencing a shortage.