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 loosely based on his own life experiences. The series follows the personal and professional lives of Dev (Aziz), a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev’s story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner. Read More
The show was created by Aziz and Parks and Recreation writer Alan Yang.The first season was called “the year’s best comedy straight out of the gate” 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”, three 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”, two Critics’ Choice Awards for “Best Actor In A Comedy Series” and for “Best Comedy Series” and a Golden Globe Award Nomination for “Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy”.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.
In 2013, his hour-long stand-up special Buried Alive premiered on Netflix to rave reviews. Aziz’s other comedy specials include Dangerously Delicious and Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. He continues to perform stand-up for tens of thousands of people all around the world.
On television, Aziz co-stared opposite Amy Poehler in the beloved NBC series Parks And Recreation for the show’s entire seven-season run. Aziz’s portrayal of government employee ‘Tom Haverford’ earned him critical praise as one of the show’s breakout stars and garnered him nominations for an American Comedy Award for “Best Comedy Supporting Actor – TV” and a NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” in 2014. Parks And Recreation 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 debuted at #2 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 ‘Deryl.’ Also, Aziz’s voice was featured in Twentieth Century Fox’s animated features Epic and Ice Age: Continental Drift, which grossed $268 million and $877 million worldwide, respectively.
For his career in comedy, Aziz received Variety’s “Power of Comedy” Award in 2014. Aziz got his start in entertainment performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and with the sketch comedy group Human Giant.