Paul F. Tompkins and Aziz Ansari Play Drinking Games
Why does every word Paul F. Tompkins presents remind Aziz Ansari of “African-Americans?”
David Chang and Aziz Ansari Go to Montreal
Aziz Ansari joins David Chang in Montreal to eat pastrami for an episode of PBS’ Mind of a Chef.
“Disco Dairy - Spread The Party.”
‘Parks and Recreation’ Olympics Promos
NBC’s Parks and Rec released a series of new Olympics-themed promos. Besides Tom Haverford and Ron Swanson wrestling, you can also watch Ron set a bangers and mash record and Andy (almost) shave his body for swimming.
I don’t know if I’d cast your voice in the role of a fat character. Maybe you need to meet some more fat people. Their voices aren’t dictated by their weight. I’m fat, I’m jolly, I’m a fat person. Is that how you imagine how fat people talk?
You tell a story onstage that you were sitting near 50 Cent at a restaurant, and he ordered a grapefruit soda and was confused when he was brought something that was not purple and grape-flavored, and the waiter had to explain that grapefruit is different from grape. Is that true? It’s always strange to me when people ask me in interviews, “Like, hey, is that story true?” Yeah, it’s all true.
Have there been moments when you’ve looked out and thought, Oh, no, I inherited Dane Cook’s audience? I don’t know what that means. What do you think that crowd would look like?
But there’s a bit in the beginning of your last special in which you note that with a crowd this big, there are a lot of people in the audience you would actually really hate. In the special I said, “There’s a few of you I probably hate.” There’s a big difference.
On the set of Parks & Rec.
Awesome cast or the AWESOMEST cast?
DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS UPDATE
On March 20th, I released my second standup special Dangerously Delicious for download/stream on azizansari.com for $5 (thanks to Louis CK for figuring out the Internet). Its been a great experience and I’m glad I did it. I wanted to give an update to answer some commonly asked questions.
ARE MP3s GOING TO BE AVAILABLE?
Ideally I wanted to release MP3s directly at a low price the same way I did the video of special, but contractually I have a record deal with Comedy Central who put out Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening, my first record. (And did a great job, I enjoyed working with them on that special and CD/DVD). Anyway, I owe them albums and decided to just release this with them as well. If you really want MP3s, you can get the album on iTunes and all that stuff starting May 20th. To be clear though, I’d rather you buy the video from me for the cheaper price of $5 and you can experience the audio only version by closing your eyes or looking away from your screen while you watch.
IS THIS MATERIAL THE SAME MATERIAL YOU ARE PERFORMING ON YOUR NEW BURIED ALIVE TOUR?
NOOOOOOOOOO!! Buried Alive is a totally different hour with no overlap. I worked really hard to have a new tour ready for this summer, so please rest assured its all material I haven’t released on any special. If you are interested in coming to see Buried Alive, tickets and tour dates are here.
IS DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS GOING TO BE ON TV?
Kind of. I edited a new version that’s about 20 minutes shorter (for commercials) and bleeped. Its significantly different than the uncensored, uncut one that you buy and own on azizansari.com for $5. This television version premieres on May 20th at 10 on COMEDY CENTRAL. I decided to do this for a few reasons.
First off, to get Emmy consideration a version of the special needs to air on television. Secondly, this version is so different from the real deal one you get from me, that I didn’t feel like its cheating anyone who bought it. Also people buy CDs/DVDs of specials for way more than $5 and versions of them air on Comedy Central so I thought people would understand that. I’m hoping it’ll get more people to hear about the special and check out the full version from me, which will in turn help me put out more content in this fashion (which people seem to like).
WILL YOU DO YOUR NEXT SPECIAL LIKE THIS?
Maybe? Who knows what the landscape will be like in a few years when I release it. I have thoroughly enjoyed releasing Dangerously Delicious this way though and appreciate all the support.
WHO WON THE FACEBOOK CONTEST?
We did a contest where the city with the most Facebook likes on the azizansari.com page would get a free show. New York City won. Details on the show soon, just trying to squeeze it in between tour dates.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOYZ II MEN VIDEO?
“I’ll Make Love to You” with the home security technician played by the dude from Above the Rim.
Of course I’m going to watch this.
Here’s a link to a Reddit thing I’m doing for a while. Ask me some stuff.
Next up for Aziz:
- Leno appearance.
- Book FX TV show called Aziz.
- Sign up to host correspondant’s dinner,
- Not host correspondant’s dinner.
|—||Aziz, in his Thank You confirmation email once you purchase his special.|
Hi. I just released my brand new standup special “Dangerously Delicious.” You can download/stream it at azizansari.com for only $5. The above clip is a free preview. Thanks.
What is this?
I did a standup tour called Dangerously Delicious. Then I filmed it at the Warner Theatre in DC in June of 2011. I paid for the production myself and wanted to release it online. While I was trying to figure out the proper method of release, my friend and hilarious comedian Louis CK did his whole thing and it seemed to me that people really liked that model, so that was the route I decided to go.
Is the same material on your new tour?
No. The material on my upcoming Buried Alive tour is totally different. None of this material was on Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (my last special) either.
I tried to get it, but something happened and its not working?
Don’t worry. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at @azizsupport and someone will help you.
Do you like fish tacos?
Of course I do!
Preview: Aziz Ansari’s New $5 Special Dangerously Delicious