01:12 PM EDT 11/13/2015
Originally posted 11/11/2015 10:25PM
[YOUTUBE "6bFvb3WKISk"] Aziz Ansari's new Netflix show brought him closer to his parents.
Master of None has received a strong response since debuting on Friday, and much of the praise has gone to Aziz's father Shoukath and mother Fatima, who play his character Dev's parents in the show.
Originally posted 10/22/2015 05:40PM
[YOUTUBE "6bFvb3WKISk"] Aziz Ansari is still figuring things out in the first trailer for his Netflix series Master of None.
While in real life the former Parks and Recreation star spends free time having adventures such as hiking with Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence and getting piggy back rides from Lawrence, his character Dev in Master of None finds himself struggling with life a little more.
Originally posted 10/11/2015 12:05PM
True friendship is when one of you gives the other a piggyback ride.
Aziz Ansari Cast His Real-Life Folks as His Parents in His Show Master of None Because 'There's Not a Ton of Older Indian People in the Acting Game'
Originally posted 10/07/2015 09:30AM
Aziz Ansari didn't have to look too far when he set out to cast his character's parents in his upcoming series Master of None.
"There's not a ton of older Indian people that are out there in the acting game, so I wrote these characters kind of based on my parents, and I couldn't find anyone who really felt like my parents, so I just got my parents to do it," Ansari tells PEOPLE. "They did a fantastic job."
In the show, Ansari plays an Indian-American actor, Dev, who navigates the ins and outs of life in New York as a thirtysomething.
PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the show, in which Ansari stars opposite Noël Wells, who plays his love interest.
Laugh Factory: Besties Amy Schumer & Jennifer Lawrence Hike with Aziz Ansari, Make a 'Short Film' with Chris Pratt
Originally posted 10/05/2015 02:15PM
The Schumer-Lawrence squad is growing.
Originally posted 09/16/2015 05:20PM
The Internet is standing with Ahmed Mohamed.
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.
Originally posted 06/16/2015 01:40PM
For a segment amusingly titled "First Textual Experience," The Tonight Show asked viewers to send in real-life first texts they received from awkward individuals attempting to secure a date and failing miserably.
Host Jimmy Fallon and guest Aziz Ansari then read the cringe-worthy missives in a segment that immediately went viral.
Originally posted 03/03/2015 12:20PM
Well, Aubrey Plaza gave one of her castmates a vial of blood and some of her hair.
Originally posted 02/25/2015 01:05AM
Amy Poehler's wonderful Parks and Recreation ended its seven-season run on NBC Tuesday night with an hour-long finale that wasn't strictly necessary: The season had been so good – and so good at building to this goodbye – that the show seemed to have already sneaked out of the room during a game of peek-a-boo.
You took your hands away from your eyes and realized the room was suddenly empty.
At which point you began to cry.
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