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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.

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Aziz Ismail 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.


On the night of January 13, 2018, the website Babe.net published an article [[https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355 in which a photographer accused Ansari of sexual assualting her after a date]], putting his career as a comedian in jeopardy; description of the alleged incident, however, has lead to discussions on [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement what is really considered sexual assault]].

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On the night of January 13, 2018, the website Babe.net published an article [[https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355 in which a photographer accused Ansari of sexual assualting assaulting her after a date]], putting his career as a comedian in jeopardy; description of the alleged incident, however, has lead to discussions on [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement what is really considered sexual assault]].


* 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.)

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* BitingTheHandHumor[=/=]TakeThat: BitingTheHandHumor: "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.)


On the night of the 13th of January, 2018, The magazine-like website babe.net published an article [[https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355 in which a photographer accused Ansari of sexual assualting her after a date]], perhaps ensuring an end to his roaring success as a comedian.

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On the night of the 13th of January, January 13, 2018, The magazine-like the website babe.Babe.net published an article [[https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355 in which a photographer accused Ansari of sexual assualting her after a date]], perhaps ensuring an end to putting his roaring success career as a comedian.
comedian in jeopardy; description of the alleged incident, however, has lead to discussions on [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement what is really considered sexual assault]].


On the night of the 13th of January, 2018, The magazine-like website babe.net published an article [[https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355 in which a photographer accused Ansari of sexual assualt to her after a date]], perhaps ensuring an end to his roaring success as a comedian.

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On the night of the 13th of January, 2018, The magazine-like website babe.net published an article [[https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355 in which a photographer accused Ansari of sexual assualt to assualting her after a date]], perhaps ensuring an end to his roaring success as a comedian.

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On the night of the 13th of January, 2018, The magazine-like website babe.net published an article [[https://babe.net/2018/01/13/aziz-ansari-28355 in which a photographer accused Ansari of sexual assualt to her after a date]], perhaps ensuring an end to his roaring success as a comedian.


* LargeHam: His usual mode of operation. Turned UpToEleven with his ''FunnyPeople'' character RAAAAAAAANDY.

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* LargeHam: His usual mode of operation. Turned UpToEleven with his ''FunnyPeople'' ''Film/FunnyPeople'' character RAAAAAAAANDY.


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''.

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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'', ''Film/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.

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He co-created and stars in the Creator/{{Netflix}} original series ''Series/MasterOfNone'', for which he received three seven 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.category. He won two Emmys for writing each of the series' two seasons.

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* SharpDressedMan: Often wears fine suits and makes fashion a large part of his various characters.


* BitingTheHandHumor[=/=]TakeThat: "Most shows on {{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.)

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* BitingTheHandHumor[=/=]TakeThat: "Most shows on {{MTV}} {{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.)


* ActorAllusion: A short clip from the MTV Movie Awards has Aziz playing "swagga coach" to Zach Galfianakis. As mentioned in this trope page, he has a major in ''marketing''.



* WikiWalk: Discusses how he was doing something important on the computer, and ended up wondering whether or not ''HomeAlone 2'' made more money than ''HomeAlone''. This led to him finding out that Joe Pesci recorded an album as a little kid.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was up for a role in the first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie, but passed because he found the stipulation that he had to use a fake Indian accent degrading.

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* WikiWalk: Discusses how he was doing something important on the computer, and ended up wondering whether or not ''HomeAlone ''Film/HomeAlone 2'' made more money than ''HomeAlone''. ''Film/HomeAlone''. This led to him finding out that Joe Pesci Creator/JoePesci recorded an album as a little kid.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: He was up for a role in the first ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie, but passed because he found the stipulation that he had to use a fake Indian accent degrading.


In 2015, he starred in a Netflix original comedy series, ''Series/MasterOfNone'', of which Ansari is a co-creator.

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In 2015, he starred He co-created and stars in a Netflix the Creator/{{Netflix}} original comedy series, series ''Series/MasterOfNone'', of for which Ansari is he received three Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a co-creator.Comedy Series -- making him the first person of South Asian descent to be nominated in ''any'' Lead Actor category.


* RunningGag: In both of his ComedyCentral specials, he's imitated Music/RKelly.

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* RunningGag: In both of his ComedyCentral Creator/ComedyCentral specials, he's imitated Music/RKelly.

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