Actor-comedian Aziz Ansari has quickly established his presence in the comedy world. The Hollywood Reporter has hailed him as “one of the most prolific writers and performers on the comedy scene in recent years” while Rolling Stone placed him on the cover of a special comedy issue labelling him “The Funniest Man Under 30”. In addition, Paste Magazine named him one of the “Top 10 Comedians of the Decade”. It was in 2000 when the South Carolina native began performing stand-up while attending NYU. He later became known to television audiences in 2007 when he created and starred on MTV’s sketch comedy series, Human Giant. He then went on to memorable guest-starring roles on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and NBC’s Scrubs. His first stand-up special, Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening aired on Comedy Central in 2010 followed by Dangerously Delicious in 2012. Both specials were later released on DVD/CD.
Ansari’s film credits include I Love You, Man, Observe and Report and 30 Minutes or Less. Last year he voiced the role of “Mub” in the animated film, Epic and appeared as himself in the hit comedy, This Is the End. Currently he can be seen starring as the self-serving “Tom Haverford” opposite Amy Poehler on NBC’s situation comedy, Parks and Recreation which is now in its sixth season. He has also become a regular on the late-night talk show circuit where he is a frequent guest on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He recently landed a book deal with Penguin Press … the yet-to-be-titled book will focus on “the current era for singles and how 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.” Ansari is also getting ready to embark on his “Modern Romance” stand-up tour which will include two shows at the River Rock Casino Resort on March 29, 2014.
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