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How Aziz Ansari's Real-Life Parents Got Cast in His New Netflix Comedy

How Aziz Ansari's Real-Life Parents Got Cast in His New Netflix Comedy

Originally posted 07/28/2015 08:00PM

Nepotism usually works the other way around.

But when it came time to cast actors to play his parents on his new Netflix comedy Master of None, Aziz Ansari found no one who could do the job better than his own mother and father.

"I found my father to be uniquely funny in the role. [And] no one else felt like my real mom," Ansari told reporters of his mother, Fatima, and father, Shoukath, at a Television Critics Association panel at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Tuesday.

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Moms Are Annoyed by This Stroller Ad Featuring a Bikini-Clad Model Jogging

Originally posted 07/24/2015 01:40PM

Wow doesn't model and mother of 2-year old Lymée, Ymre Stiekema look amazing in this @nlvogue shoot! Check out the Bugaboo Journal (link in bio) to read our interview with the real-life Bugaboo Runner. #runfree #bugaboorunner #bugaboo #style #fashion A photo posted by Bugaboo HQ (@bugaboohq) on Jul 21, 2015 at 6:51am PDT

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Reality TV Roots? 5 Things You Didn't Know About Trainwreck's Amy Schumer

Five Things You Didn't Know About Trainwreck's Amy Schumer

Originally posted 07/23/2015 04:30PM

Amy Schumer gives awesome new meaning to the phrase "having a blonde moment."

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Amy Schumer on Her Raw, Raunchy Humor: 'I'm Putting My Dirty Laundry Out There'

Amy Schumer on Her Raw, Raunchy Humor: 'I'm Putting My Dirty Laundry Out There'

Originally posted 07/20/2015 02:45PM

Amy Schumer famously speaks her mind, whether skewering sexism or roasting celebrities from Bill Cosby to Kim Kardashian to Al Roker.

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Amy Schumer: 'I Have a Belly and I Have Cellulite and I Still Deserve Love'

UpdatePosted 07/07/2015 04:40PM

Amy Schumer: 'I Have a Belly and I Have Cellulite and I Still Deserve Love'

Originally posted 07/07/2015 11:40AM

At the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in June, Amy Schumer was candid about her weight ("I'm probably like 160 lbs.") – and her ability to "catch a d---" – in a notably potty-mouthed acceptance speech. And she'd proudly proclaim it all over again.

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FIRST LOOK: Tig Notaro Battles – and Finds the Humor in – Breast Cancer in Netflix Documentary Tig

Originally posted 06/29/2015 12:00PM

Tig Notaro's career was on the rise when a number of personal tragedies befell her in quick succession, forcing her to find humor in the face of death.

Not long after her mother died suddenly from a fall, the comedian was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts. Notaro, 44, recalls thinking at the time: "After everything that had happened, I have cancer?"

On July 17, Netflix's documentary Tig gives an inside look at what else what running through Notaro's mind during one of the most trying – and strangely amusing – periods of her life.

"As soon as I was diagnosed, everything came over me as funny," she adds in PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly's exclusive First Look trailer. "I love stand-up so much. I wanted to do it one more time."

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Amy Schumer Defends Herself After Critics Call Her Humor Racially Insensitive: 'I Am Not Going to Start Joking About Safe Material'

Amy Schumer Defends Herself After Critics Call Her Humor Racially Insensitive: 'I Am Not Going to Start Joking About Safe Material'

Originally posted 06/29/2015 08:50AM

Amy Schumer is standing by her humor despite claims that her comedy about race may be insensitive to some.

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Amy Schumer Gets Candid in NSFW Glamour Awards Acceptance Speech: 'I'm Not Going to Apologize for Who I Am'

Amy Schumer Gets Candid in NSFW Glamour Awards Acceptance Speech: 'I'm Not Going to Apologize for Who I Am'

Originally posted 06/04/2015 08:15AM

Amy Schumer tells it like it is.

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Dave Chappelle Booed During Stand-Up Show

Dave Chappelle Booed During Stand-Up Show

Originally posted 04/27/2015 08:20AM

Dave Chappelle faced a tough crowd Thursday evening when he was booed during a stand-up performance in Detroit.

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