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Aziz Ansari

The professional reputation of some actors and performers is inextricable from that of a larger ensemble to which they belong. Comedian/actor/screenwriter Aziz Ansari epitomizes this idea. Ansari shot to fame in the mid- to late 2000s as a member of the three-person comedy troupe responsible for The Human Giant -- a weekly, SNL-style collection of outrageous and irreverent comedy sketches that the group wrote and performed on MTV.



Ansari is -- like Jay Chandrasekhar and a few other comics to emerge during the early 2000s -- of Tamil Indian heritage. Ansari grew up and attended university in rural South Carolina, then studied business at New York University. As a student, Ansari took classes with the famed Upright Citizens Brigade and mounted solo standup comedy gigs at Manhattan-area clubs. After a brief stint working on an Internet advertising business, Ansari discovered that he was earning enough with his standup efforts to focus on this full-time. His association with the Brigade ultimately led to a regular gig as emcee of "Crash Test," a weekly standup comedy showcase at the UCB Theatre, and -- in time -- to the creation of the Human Giant series.



In 2009 Ansari landed a regular part on NBC's well-respected Amy Poehler-led sitcom Parks & Recreation. He parlayed that shows success into small parts in comedies like Judd Apatow's Funny People, Jody Hill's Observe & Report, and Get Him to the Greek. This led to his biggest role to that point as the best friend of a slacker forced to rob a bank in 30 Minutes or Less.

In 2012 he contributed his vocal talents to Ice Age: Continental Drift.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Aziz Ansari Live in Madison Square Garden
  • Actor
  • Director
2015
No Score Yet Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive
  • Actor
2013
83% This Is the End
  • Aziz Ansari
2013
64% Epic
  • Mub
2013
No Score Yet Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2012
37% Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Squint
2012
23% What's Your Number?
  • Jay
2011
44% 30 Minutes or Less
  • Chet
2011
72% Get Him to the Greek
  • Matty
2010
No Score Yet Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening
  • Actor
2010
68% Funny People
  • Randy
2009
50% Observe and Report
  • Saddam
2009
25% School for Scoundrels
  • Dr. P's Student
2006

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Mind of a Chef
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
90% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
  • Tom Haverford
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Ed
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
100% Master of None
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Dev
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
75% The League
2009-2015
  • Plastic Surgeon
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Reno 911!
2003-2009
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
No Score Yet The Jeselnik Offensive
2013
  • Guest

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