Here's the first episode of Parks and Recreation's new digital web series, The Hapley Group. Hosted by Pawnee's most trusted newsman Perd Hapley (played by Jay Jackson), it's a McLaughlin Group-esque political roundtable discussion featuring Pawnee Today host Joan Callamezzo (Mo Collins), shock jocks Crazy Ira and the Douche (Matt Besser and Nick Kroll), and Seth Morris as a new character, Eagleton Now host Mike Patterson.
It was announced this summer that cast members Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are leaving Parks and Recreation at mideason, and that sad episode is finally airing next week on Thursday, January 30th. Entitled "Ann and Chris," the episode finds Leslie throwing a big going away party for Ann and Chris, while Ron and Andy search for the perfect going away gift for Chris. Check out a bunch of pictures from the episode (via E!) below:
Parks and Recreation is set to air its 100th episode this Thursday, and NBC just put out this 20-minute retrospective with the past looking back on the past five years. And, of course, it features Perd Hapley singing with a top hat, suit, and cane.
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 [...]
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 [...]