Aziz Ansari is one of the biggest stars in the comedy world. In 2012, Rolling Stone put him on the cover of their special comedy issue labeling him “the funniest man under 30.”
In October, Aziz Ansari became one of only a few comedians to headline Madison Square Garden in New York. He successfully performed two sold out stand-up comedy shows in front of more than 20,000 fans. These shows were filmed for his fourth hour+ long special- to be released in 2015. He continues to perform stand up for tens of thousands of people in each city in theaters and arenas throughout the world.
In 2013, his third hour-long stand-up special, “Buried Alive”, premiered on Netflix. The special was named one of the best standup specials of the year by The Onion, The A.V. Club and Paste Magazine.
Ansari co-stars opposite Amy Poehler in the beloved Emmy and Golden Globe nominated NBC series “Parks and Recreation,” which is now in its sixth season. Ansari’s portrayal of government employee ‘Tom Haverford’ has earned him critical praise including Entertainment Weekly naming him one of their “Breakout TV Stars,” TV Guide naming him a “Scene Stealer” and People Magazine naming him 2011’s “Funniest Dude in Prime Time.”
Additionally, Ansari has landed a book deal with The Penguin Press about modern dating 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. This book is due to hit the shelves in fall 2015.
Ansari has also kept busy in the film world. His voice was featured in the Twentieth Century Fox animated hit film Epic, and he made a cameo in This Is The End opposite Seth Rogen and James Franco last summer. Additional film credits include Funny People (playing the cult favorite Raaaaaandy), 30 Minutes or Less, Get Him to the Greek, I Love You, Man, Observe and Report, and Ice Age: Continental Drift.