If you’re an Office fan following the post about the new show being helmed by Greg Daniels and Mike Schur and starring Amy Poehler, then you know the show also stars Aziz Ansari.
But who is Aziz? Here’s more from the man himself.
Hey OfficeTally readers,
My name is Aziz Ansari. Before I get started on the new show, I’m doing a standup tour and thought you all should come see it. If you buy tickets to these shows, you’ll get to see a great show and I’ll make more money on my tour. It’s really a win for both of us.
If you aren’t familiar with my work, here are some clips from my sketch comedy show Human Giant that led to me getting cast in the new show:
And here is a clip of my standup too:
So there you go. I hope that is enough to persuade you to come see my shows. If not, this has been a real waste of my time.
From tanster: here is Aziz’s blog, Aziz is Bored. Lastly, here is a report from Tallyhead Matthew who went to see Aziz’s standup show.
Aziz is awesome! I hope Rob Huebel guest stars in the new spin off as well, he is pretty hilarious as well.
About three or four years ago my sister came across Aziz randomly on youtube, and he had this video where he bet his friend who could come up with the worst mixtape, and he lost, so he had to walk around the Washington Square area blasting the songs on a boom box and pretending he was really into them. I wonder if it’s on his blog…hmm. Must check. Will report back.
[from tanster: yes, if y’all have favorite aziz clips, please post links to them! i never watched ‘human giant’ so i like checking out all the clips …]
Aww, he sounds awesome! If only he was going to perform in Kentucky. I don’t ever get to see anyone in Kentucky! Man. Maybe one day I’ll get to meet the stars.
Aziz is awesome. I’m a big fan of Human Giant and I remember thinking that he’d be amazing in an ‘Office’ spinoff…I’m sure he’ll be great in this non-spinoff as well. But would a guest spot on ‘The Office’ be too much to ask? :D
PLEASE see Aziz! I’ve watched him for years. This kid is crazy-talented at sketch, improv, AND stand-up. I’m so excited that he’s part of this new show.
I love Aziz! I second #3, Lauren W – if he came to Kentucky, I’d totally be there. ;)
He’s also got a part in Judd Apatow’s stand up comedy movie Funny People with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen.
Human Giant is/was awesome. That should be the basis for the (non)spinoff.
I think they hired this guy for the same reason they hired BJ Novak. It is likely this guy will be a writer/actor. That’s a prediction of course but he could play a more main character because he seems to have more enthusiasm. I think he’s going to be in a few episodes of Scrubs too so that should be interesting considering this new show might be a doctor-related comedy.
Aw man I already missed the Chicago show! Can’t wait to see him on the spin off though!
I saw Aziz open up for Flight of the Conchords on tour, and his comedy routine was GREAT. I was laughing the whole time! I’m so excited he’s going to be on the show!
Here is the Aziz mixtape youtube video
Aziz Ansari is the soul of Human Giant. Rob and Paul had a respectable solo career before being in the trio but Aziz has this talent to look amazed, even childish, when the most ridiculous things happen around him. He achieves giving some kind of unity and tolerability to outrageous kinds of humor, which has also allowed many guest stars and writers to integrate smoothly into the Human Giant kind of comedy.
omg he was on Flight of the Conchords!!!!
aaaaahhhh i love him. he is so funny.
I agree! He was hilarious on Flight of the Concords.
He is my favorite on Human Giant. It also helps that he’s kind of adorable. I was so excited when I heard he was cast. I can only imagine what him and Amy will be like together.
Everyone knows who he is…. Shutterbugs has been around for years
He’s hilarious…The show will be hysterical if he has any substantial role or creative input
Aziz was the guest DJ on WZRD in Chicago few days ago. He posted this link on his Facebook page.
“Please stop asking if this is the real Aziz.” lol…
hahah #13. I watched the mixtape. It was hilarious.
I was an extra in the Seth Rogan movie Observe and Report and I got to watch Seth and Aziz have a funny scene in front of a cart full of lotions and soaps that Aziz’s character runs. Rogan plays an overzealous mall cop and was going at it with him, making all kinds of racial comments and he was defending himself by insulting him back. They did it several times, and each time was different and hilarious. I’m looking forward to seeing him on a regular weekly show.
I went to go see Aziz at Comix in NY on Friday night, and let me tell you, this guy is funny. I could see him bringing in a lot of laughs with the new sitcom. If it weren’t for these two jerks that resembled Fabio that kept yelling Aziz!!! in the middle of his routines, his show would have been flawless. Thanks OfficeTally, I wouldn’t have known about him until the show aired.
[from tanster: awesome! that’s what i love to hear. :) ]
If you like Aziz Azari and you live in the Denver area, come check out his stand up at Comedy Works downtown.
November 13th- 8 and 10 pm
November 14th- 6:30, 8:30, and 10:30 pm