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Aziz Ansari

Everyone under 30 at work finds him hilarious. On "Parks and Rec" he's incredibly annoying with terrible timing, so I checked out his standup, thinking it might be better. It's actually worse.

It's a generational thing, isn't it?

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 4106/16/2015

Hate him.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 112/30/2012

I love him. I love all the "Parks and Rec" people, actually.

I'd say it's more of a personal humor thing, though, OP.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 212/30/2012

Hate him too

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 312/30/2012

I agree with r2's second statement, it really is your personal humor. I love shows like 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Portlandia, and other "absurdist" single-camera shows. My husband hates all of those but loves 3-camera comedies, especially ones with slapstick and toilet humor.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 412/30/2012

What R2 and R4 said. I think he's hilarious, but it's not a generational thing.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 512/30/2012

I like him.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 612/30/2012

What sort of loser even talks to low-level under 30 employees at work?

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 712/30/2012

I'm 51 and think he's hilarious. Never watched P&R, though.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 812/30/2012

I like all the single camera shows & especially P & R, but he is my least favorite on the show. That said, I think he is SUPPOSED to be our least favorite.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 912/30/2012

I don't know anything about his comedy, but I think he's adorable. I want to snuggle with him naked under a fluffy down comforter on a cold night.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 1012/30/2012

r9, I agree with you about liking the single-camera comedies, and I get the fact that Ansari is supposed to be annoying and unlikable on P&R -- I just don't think he's good at it. The rest of the actors are a pretty skilled ensemble, and his whole thing is mugging.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 1112/30/2012

I think his stand-up is pretty hacky but I have to be honest - he makes me laugh. My dad who is pushing 60 and is definitely not a cool-dad type LOVES him, a fact which I can make neither heads nor tails of.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 1212/30/2012

He's interesting.

I've just seen his stand-up on Comedy Central though.

What little I've seen his comedy has these themes:

1) His nephew Harris, "fat, brown, and on the ground."

2) His hobnobbing with other celebrities, like JayZ, Beyonce, and R. Kelly, etc.

3) His "Randy" schtick.

4) His problems dating.

Might wear thin quickly -- time will tell.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 1312/30/2012

I think he's pretty funny. I was watching his latest stand up special last night and laughed out loud a couple of times.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 1412/30/2012

His sensuality is overpowering and causes me not to be able to pay much attention to his performance.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 1512/30/2012

The only comedian I've ever laughed at is Eddie Izzard, and I'm under 30.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 1612/30/2012

I think his comedy acts are pretty funny. What's not funny is that in every talk show appearance he's done he just does his act. Word for Word. Every time.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 1712/30/2012

I am old enough to be the OP's daddy and I think he is hilarious. He is also cute, I want him

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 1812/30/2012

I think he's hilarious. Also, r10.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 1912/30/2012

He went to my high school. I don't find him amusing.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 2012/30/2012

r10, I would do that as well. I think he's adorable, especially those big eyes.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 2101/01/2013

I think he's very funny and charming on Parks & Rec and also in the movie 30 Minutes or Less. However, I heard two snippets from his stand-up act on comedy radio, and they were both dreadful.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 2201/01/2013

I think he is funny, especially on Parks and Recreation (especially the first season). I like his comedy specials OK, but I prefer him in TV shows, movies, and on talk shows. I think he is cute and would like to cuddle with him, too. He has gay friends, too, that he talks about in his standup routine so that is a plus.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 2301/01/2013

He's horrible, but we need an Arab-American comic to ease the guilt over our actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 2401/01/2013

NBC has more East Asian sitcom characters than African American sitcom characters.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 2501/01/2013

No thread about his epic Twitter fight with Rupert Murdoch?

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 2601/13/2015

and this one, which started it all

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 2701/13/2015

No one called out R24 for referring to him as an Arab-American?

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 2801/13/2015

He's like a peppy little Pakistani lesbian.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 2901/14/2015

I could listen to him for hours and never so much as start to laugh. And that high-pitched whiny voice and self-adulation without self-awareness gives me a new appreciation for that comic genius Dane Cook.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 3001/14/2015

I just want to eat his ass, like Marnie on Girls.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 3101/14/2015

Is he Muslim? His name is suspect.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 3201/14/2015

I want his pink and brown.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 3301/14/2015

I enjoy his comedy and I'm in the over 60 club. Fuck you Harris, I do exist.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 3401/14/2015

Not funny. Also, the fact that he only relates to black men, and compares himself to them, is a little strange.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 3501/14/2015

I love Parks & Rec but Ansari wore really thin really quickly. His whole shtick is about being young and trendy -- it's his character on P&R, it's in those Netflix blurbs about his standup, it's everywhere. So tiresome.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 3601/14/2015

Parks and Rec got so bad. I tried watching the premiere last night and it was unwatchable.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 3701/14/2015

Same here, R30.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 3801/14/2015

Gay?

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 3906/15/2015

Is he a terrorist?

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 4006/15/2015

R39 Yes but closeted. Never seen him on anything except the James Franco roast; he was reasonably funny on that.

I mentioned in another thread I used to fuck an Indian guy in college (and, no, his cum didn't taste like curry). Some of them are hot.

by 43-year-old eldergayreply 4106/16/2015
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