Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct in January by an anonymous woman claiming the comedian pressured her sexually during a date.
Aziz Ansari all but disappeared after being accused of sexual misconduct in January, but he's slowly edging back out into the spotlight.
"There's a difference between assault and just kind of strange sex," Middleditch told AV Club about the harassment allegation against Ansari.
Ansari's "Master of None" co-star and Emmy-winning co-writer suggested in a radio interview that he shouldn't be lumped into the same category as Weinstein.
Aziz Ansari sat down with "GQ" and admitted he's given up the internet in hopes of professional and personal development.
It’s a common piece of advice in English-professor, author, and scriptwriter circles, and after binge-watching the brilliant second season of Master of None and doing a little digging, we can see that it is clearly a nugget of wisdom that creators Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang heed often. From hiring Ansari’s mom and dad to play his screen parents and crafting storylines around growing up Muslim or learning how to make pasta in Italy, where Ansari lived for months, to shooting in restaurants you can book on OpenTable and parodying actual TV shows, Master of None is clearly (albeit loosely) steeped in truth and personal experience. Here are all the times when real life — be it that of Ansari, Yang, Eric “Arnold” Wareheim, or one of the other writers or actors from the Netflix series — was mined for material for Season 2.
Aziz Ansari joined Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to read actual business owners’ responses to customer reviews on Yelp — and these owners had a lot to get off their collective chest.
On Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert is going to celebrate his 20th year in late-night television, and he plans to turn The Late Show into a reunion of The Daily Show: Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Ed Helms, and Rob Corddry are scheduled to appear. The present-day atmosphere is too grim to allow Colbert to simply hug some old friends and pat himself on the back for surviving (and thriving) for two decades of topical TV.
Comedian Chris Rock recently revealed that he was the one who convinced fellow comedian Aziz Ansari to go after Donald Trump during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live the day after the president’s inauguration. Rock told New York magazine that Ansari ran his set by him and Rock persuaded him to get political: “I remember he was running his [monologue] set by me, and he was going to do all this relationship stuff.
Aziz Ansari is one of the most distinctive comedians around. Ansari is hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend (another first-timer in a season of many), so there are no throwback clips from previous performances. But in this pretaped bit, Nasim Pedrad’s version of Ansari is buying a jacket in a men’s clothing store.
Last night, some of comedy’s heavy hitters made a surprise appearance at New York City’s Comedy Cellar. Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and Aziz Ansari took the stage. Jon Laster, who was part of the lineup, revealed some behind-the-scenes details.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 68th Emmy Awards, and after using a dragon from "Game of Thrones" to burn Ryan Seacrest in the opening, he continued to roast other celebrities in attendance.
Emmy Advocacy: Voters, Nominate These Actors! It’s time for the TV-industry folks to start Emmy nomination voting. The nominating process begins on Monday and goes through June 27. Networks mount campaigns to remind voters of the possibilities (best of luck to you, Chicago Med!). So now’s the time for me to do some of my own campaigning for performers I think deserve to be first-time nominees. We all know that high-visibility shows such as Modern Family, Game of Thrones, and The Big Bang Theory will get multiple nominations. ...
Half of Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards show will give prizes to TV shows—a wide range of shows, most from cable and streaming outlets, few from the major networks. There are a lot of big names and big talent involved. Here are my predictions for who will win. Please feel free to add your own predictions to mine in the comments section.
Aziz Ansari’s Netflix comedy, Master of None, is all about relationships — his character Dev’s relationships with his parents, friends, girlfriend, dating partners, and co-workers.
Aziz Ansari shares the details about his new book, 'Modern Romance,' which he wrote with New York University sociologist Eric Klineberg.
Aziz Ansari Carried Aubrey Plaza’s Blood Around With Him Aubrey Plaza had a strange gift for her “Parks and Recreation” co-star, Aziz Ansari when the show ended. Even more strange was Aziz’s reaction to receiving the macabre present.
The cast of "Parks and Recreation" gathered on "Late Night With Seth Meyers" Tuesday after their series finale aired on NBC. In true Leslie Knope fashion, Amy Poehler had the gang participate in a game where they all said what they liked about each other. And it was very, very sweet.