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Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari

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Season 4, Episode 10: Funny Business

Aziz Ansari is one of today’s biggest stars in the comedy world.

Aziz stars, writes, and directs MASTER OF NONE, a Netflix original comedy series. The series was called “the year’s best comedy ” by the New York Times, receiving four Emmy Award nominations for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”, “Outstanding Directing for Comedy Series”, “Outstanding Comedy Series” and winning the Emmy for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.” The show was also honored with both the Peabody Award and was named on of the AFI’s “Top Television Programs of the Year.” The show also won the Critic’s Choice Award for “Best Comedy Series.”

MASTER OF NONE also received the Television Critics Association Award nominations for “Outstanding Achievement in Comedy”, “Outstanding New Program” and “Individual Achievement in Comedy”, two NAACP Image Award Nominations for “Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series” and “Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series”, a GLAAD nomination for “Outstanding Comedy Series”, a Golden Globe Award Nomination for “Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy,” and a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for “Best Actor In A Comedy Series.”

In 2015, Aziz became one of the only headlining comedians ever to sell out Madison Square Garden in New York. His two sold-out performances at the legendary arena were filmed for his fourth comedy special, AZIZ ANSARI: LIVE AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, which was released in March of 2015 on Netflix.

On television, Aziz co-stared opposite Amy Poehler in the beloved Emmy nominated NBC series PARKS AND RECREATION for the show’s entire seven season run. The show was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for “Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy” in 2014 and an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Comedy Series” in 2011, 2014, and 2015. It was honored with a Peabody Award in 2012, was one of AFI’s “Top Television Programs of the Year” in 2011, and won an American Comedy Award for “Outstanding Comedy Series” in 2014. The show was also nominated for TCA Awards for “Program of the Year” in 2011 and “Outstanding Achievement in Comedy” in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Additionally, Aziz recently released MODERN ROMANCE, a book that focuses on 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. MODERN ROMANCE was reached #1 on the NEW YORK TIMES “Bestseller” list.

On the big screen, Aziz most recently appeared in THIS IS THE END alongside Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jonah Hill. His other film credits include: FUNNY PEOPLE, 30 MINUTES OR LESS, GET HIM TO THE GREEK, I LOVE YOU, MAN, and OBSERVE AND REPORT.

In addition to his work as a writer and performer, Aziz has lent his voice to animated projects in both film and television. He currently lends his voice to the FOX animated series BOB’S BURGERS as ‘Darryl.’ Also, Aziz’s voice was featured in Twentieth Century Fox’s animated features EPIC and ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT.Aziz got his start in entertainment performing at standup comedy in New York while attending New York University.

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