By stephanie - June 15, 2015
Aziz Ansari is one of the biggest stars in the comedy world. Rolling Stone put him on the cover of their special comedy issue labeling him the funniest man under 30. He recently debuted his much anticipated third hour-long stand-up special Buried Alive on Netflix in November. The special was named one of the best standup specials of the year by The Onion AV Club and Paste Magazine. Ansari co-stars opposite Amy Poehler in the beloved Emmy-nominated NBC series Parks and Recreation, which is now in its sixth season. Ansaris 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 2011s 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 personwhom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens nexthave been radically altered by new technologies. 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. He was previously seen starring in the action comedy 30 Minutes or Less opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride and Universals Funny People. Additional film credits include Get Him to the Greek, I Love You, Man, Observe and Report, and Ice Age: Continental Drift. Ansaris stand up work has been unparalleled over the past few years. His second hour-long stand-up special Dangerously Delicious was self-released online through for $5. In 2010, he had an hour-long standup special on Comedy Central titled Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. The special and subsequent DVD/CD were both extremely successful and both albums continue to be a mainstay on iTunes comedy best-seller list.


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