->''"Seventy-two thread count! You didn't think I was gonna'' count ''that shit?! If this was a drug deal, I would've shot Hotel Luxury Linens in the'' face''!"''
-->--''Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening'', "MTV's Next"


Aziz Ansari (born February 23, 1983) began performing stand-up comedy in the early 2000s, after moving to New York City to study marketing at [=NYU=]. His act focuses a lot on mundane everyday activities, pop culture, technology, and his experiences around celebrities such as his friend Music/KanyeWest.

He co-created and starred in ''Series/HumanGiant'', which ran for two seasons on [=MTV=], was in several episodes of ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'' and also starred in Creator/AmyPoehler's sitcom ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''. In 2009 he played a small but memorable role as an obnoxious stand-up comedian named Randy in Creator/JuddApatow's ''FunnyPeople'', and subsequently signed a deal with Apatow to write and star in three new movies. In 2011, Ansari played one of two main characters (the other being Creator/JesseEisenberg) in the comedy film ''Film/ThirtyMinutesOrLess''.

He co-created and stars in the Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''Series/MasterOfNone'', for which he received three Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series -- making him the first person of South Asian descent to be nominated in ''any'' Lead Actor category.

!!Related Tropes
* BitingTheHandHumor[=/=]TakeThat: "Most shows on {{Creator/MTV}} aren't really my cup of tea. Mostly because I don't like giant pieces of shit in my tea." (Coming from a guy who had a show on [=MTV=] for two years and subsequently hosted the network's Movie Awards.)
* BlackComedy: More prevalent on ''Series/HumanGiant'' than in his own stand-up, particularly in the "Shutterbugz" sketches, which featured himself and Rob Huebel as nasty child-actor agents.
* BrickJoke: Aziz has a habit of making elements from previous jokes pop up hilariously in the context of another one:
---> "We get outside of the airport, I take out the gun I had from the previous joke, [and then] I aim it at the puppies, bang bang! [...] I know some of you are thinking, 'Oh no the puppies, why the poor puppies?' I didn't really shoot any puppies, [[WhatAnIdiot you're being stupid.]]"
* CasanovaWannabe: Not so much in RealLife, but most of his film and television characters are variations of this trope. ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'''s Tom Haverford is a prime example.
* HiddenDepths: He graduated from New York University, majoring in marketing.
* LargeHam: His usual mode of operation. Turned UpToEleven with his ''FunnyPeople'' character RAAAAAAAANDY.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Anyone familiar with Ansari's style of stand-up knows that he does this a lot near or during punchlines.
* RunningGag: In both of his Creator/ComedyCentral specials, he's imitated Music/RKelly.
* SelfDeprecation: Does this once in a while.
* SharpDressedMan: Often wears fine suits and makes fashion a large part of his various characters.
* StylisticSuck: All of his jokes as RAAAAAAAANDY are shock value and chauvinist bravado over any real substance, with the addition of lighting effects, smoke machines and occasional comments by a DJ/hype man. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKwiz7451OY Should be seen to be appreciated.]]
* TheyJustDontGetIt: He says he overheard a waitress repeatedly trying to explain to Creator/FiftyCent the difference between grape juice and grapefruit juice, after he asked for the latter and got the former.
--> Yeah, I get it, grapefruit, applefruit, orangefruit...
* WikiWalk: Discusses how he was doing something important on the computer, and ended up wondering whether or not ''Film/HomeAlone 2'' made more money than ''Film/HomeAlone''. This led to him finding out that Creator/JoePesci recorded an album as a little kid.