I guess I should mention you can download my new standup special Dangerously Delicious on azizansari.com for only $5. Hopefully you already heard about that though?

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azizansariAMA1862 karma

Hey sorry I left abruptly, was using wifi on a plane and we landed. I'm back now. Sturgeon25 still no word for Rashida but I let her know you were interested.

sturgeon251814 karma

You think you could hook me up with Rashida Jones?

azizansariAMA2484 karma

Yeah I'll text her that sturgeon25 is DOWN.

azizansariAMA1726 karma

Just wanted to say I love doing these things. You all ask better questions than almost all regular interviews.

[deleted]1447 karma

What does Nick Offerman smell like? This is important.

azizansariAMA1979 karma

This is true. He smells like cappucinos or something cause he uses these lozenges to stop smoking. It's kind of warm and comforting. He also eats a lot of bacon and does woodwork stuff just like Ron Swanson. He's the best.

klh83361413 karma

Aziz for SNL! Any interest in hosting?

azizansariAMA1549 karma

I really would love to. Hopefully it'll happen soon.

prtyfly4awytguy91277 karma

Can you get Harris to do an AMA?

azizansariAMA1808 karma

Holy shit that's a good idea. I'll ask. He's super lazy though. He'd probably rather sit around crushing people at Scramble with Friends and eating Chobani strawberry yogurt.

purpleemoose946 karma

What if you gathered a list of questions to ask him, randomly ask him said questions over the course over anywhere where between a day and many year, while carefully documenting his responses, and then post the aforementioned responses after you have gathered a sufficient amount?

azizansariAMA965 karma

That's a good plan.

reidock409 karma

Tell him he's living his life wrong. Best Chobani flavor is by far Black Cherry.

joliver321797 karma

and Scramble with Friends is so last week. It's all about Draw Something.

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thetreat337 karma

I really want to play Harris at Scramble now. Even if I get beat, I'll just giggle thinking of a chubby Indian kid on the other side slamming down strawberry yogurt and all will be good.

azizansariAMA623 karma

Dude is so good. Like 800-1000/round average.

mcgovernor310 karma

My question is how do Harris and Darwish feel about all these jokes you do about them? How do their parents feel? I mean... I have a t-shirt with Harris' face on it.

Also, love your work man. You're one of my favorite comedians

azizansariAMA695 karma

Hahaha I forgot I made those shirts. They are supportive. I have a crazy of photo of Darwish getting a cheek kiss from two girls while wearing a Darwish shirt on Halloween. It's amazing.

Sawgon374 karma

This would be the time where you would post that picture on the internet.

azizansariAMA320 karma

I'll check if Darwish is cool with it

danimaroo1136 karma

In real life, do you call chicken parm "chicky chicky parm parm"? Please say yes.

azizansariAMA1572 karma

No but I do say sammys.

azizansariAMA1086 karma

Shit. I actually gotta go now. Thanks for all your questions. We'll do it again soon? Also thanks to everyone that bought the special. I'll work on getting Harris to do an AMA, if you all plant those fake Dangerously Delicious torrents with either Jingle All the Way or Rampart.

Sevidicalone1071 karma

If you were able to write yourself into the next season of Breaking Bad, who would your character be?

azizansariAMA1718 karma

Oh my god. Great question. Maybe Tuco's lil' nephew? Or Saul's intern?

cholodolo1054 karma

Where does Obamas shoutout rank on your list of accomplishments?

azizansariAMA1549 karma

That's up there. I can't believe that happened.

Odusei847 karma

The last celebrity that did an AMA on reddit wound up naked and masturbating in public. How do you plan on topping him?

azizansariAMA1177 karma

WHOA IS THAT TRUE?? He did??? I got a lot to live up to. Maybe Stugeon45 dared him to do it?

schoofer840 karma

I can't stop reading all of his replies in his voice.

azizansariAMA1351 karma

Whaaaaaaaaaaat hahahaha

saphilip790 karma

When did you decide to go with the 5 dollar stand up on your website?

azizansariAMA1368 karma

I recorded the special in June and paid for it myself, knowing I wanted to release it online. A few months later I was with Louis CK watching his special while he edited and he told me his plan. I wasn't sure if it would work. It clearly did. People loved that method and immediately I was asked if I would do it so, it seemed like a smart move.

viralizate787 karma

I just bought it, I had only heard of you, never watched your comedy but 1) the clip was funny 2) it's 5 bucks 3) I fucking love this new model and hope it catches on.

As someone who has pirated a lot, if you give me an opportunity to buy something whenever I want for a fair price I will pay for it!

Thanks for doing it! I hope it's really profitable for you!

Edit: Its for it's. Surprised nobody has pitchforked me yet!

azizansariAMA782 karma

Wow that's awesome. My one worry was that I'd just be preaching to the choir with this type of release, but I'm glad you found it and grabbed it. Thanks so much.

iwasinthepool753 karma

What happened to Human Giant?

azizansariAMA1072 karma

We did two seasons, they asked for a third, but we decided to move on to other projects. I hope you enjoyed it.

will_zilla868 karma

Human Giant was one of my favorite things that MTV ever put out.

azizansariAMA879 karma

Wow thanks, I'm glad you liked it.

yogurtraisins733 karma

Hi Aziz Ansari!! Huge, huge fan. Tell us a bit about how it felt to see the President of the United States of America not only talking about you, but teasing you about your Twitter follower count? That just sounds like it would be the most surreal moment ever.

Edit: Link to video for the curious.

azizansariAMA976 karma

It was insane. I'm going to talk about it on Fallon next Wednesday, I'll tell the whole story.

icebat725 karma

How much of your personality is incorporated into Tom Haverford?

azizansariAMA1849 karma

We both love hip hop and suits. And are small bearded Indian men.

foreverdrone608 karma

Not a question, but I bought your special and it's hilarious. Thanks for releasing it the right way.

azizansariAMA663 karma

Thanks so much!!!!!!

natenog571 karma

Tell us a funny story about Amy Poehler.

azizansariAMA1147 karma

She's randomly happens to be sitting next to me on this plane. For real! We haven't spoken a word.

jakedowns564 karma

How likely is it that we can smoke together at Bonnaroo?

azizansariAMA1428 karma

I'll run around shouting "IS JAKEDOWNS ANYWHERE HERE? I'M READY TO SMOKE WITH YOU!!! IT'S ME AZIZ!" Keep ya ears open.

SlalomMan554 karma

What's on your personal Oh No No list?

azizansariAMA1171 karma

Rudeness. A propensity to commit hate crimes.

MacorgaZ503 karma

How are your $5 sales doing?

Also, why are your suits in Parks & Recreation always too large? Is it a new fashion trend we're not aware of or not?

azizansariAMA653 karma

Good. Its been really fun and interesting.

clock-watcher493 karma

What are your thoughts about Rampart

azizansariAMA1287 karma

Man Woody Harrelson really fucked himself here huh??!

SizzorB441 karma

How close is the Parks cast? Any awesome stories you can share?

azizansariAMA956 karma

We are very close. Amy is actually sitting next to me on this flight I'm on. They just showed the bowling episode of Parks. Very weird!

liacer437 karma

best brunch place in NYC??

azizansariAMA762 karma

I really like Five Points for brunch.

SadSanta12433 karma

What do you make of today’s news that R. Kelly is officially coming out with a new “Trapped in the Closet” DVD? (http://pitchfork.com/news/45867-r-kellys-trapped-in-the-closet-returns/)

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BrownBrilliance399 karma

How do you feel about Donald Glover's career, careers I should say, as a rapper, comedian and actor?

azizansariAMA721 karma

Donald is a friend from back in UCB-NY days and he's a really nice dude. I wish him continued success.

ersal381 karma

You never really talk about your time on Scrubs. Was that meant to be a more permanent role with their new cast? I loved Big Ed.

azizansariAMA543 karma

Yeah Ed got abruptly fired because I hard to start work on Parks and Recreation. It was a lot of fun. Bill Lawrence and everyone there are really nice.

distalled341 karma

Why did you put out your new special in .MOV? :(.. and why no RAAAANNNNDDDYYY? Are you over that character?

azizansariAMA598 karma

I told em to switch it to .mp4 after reading some comments on Twitter and stuff. Randy I just did when I was filming Funny People and felt I did all I wanted to do with him for now.

illydelph367 karma

That's awesome! Please ask them to re-encode the .mp4 from the source instead of simply changing the container from .mov --> .mp4 as the quality of the video in the .mov was not great at all, it had quite a bit of pixelation and video noise/artifacts throughout, way more than a 1.6GB file at 720p should have.

azizansariAMA531 karma

Ok I forwarded that to the team. Any other thoughts/ideas?

ekeels276 karma

Come back to Montreal, plz?

azizansariAMA622 karma

Dude Montreal has the tastiest food, of course I'm coming back. The dates haven't been announced but trust they're coming.

timofo253 karma

What would you have done if the comedy thing didn't pan out?

azizansariAMA1059 karma

I don't know, probably just be a fat Indian man that eats a lot of food and lives at home.

lotusflower16233 karma

What happened to Randy?

fattehboi1041 karma

he died eating a girl out underwater.

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looseseal47224 karma

What is your favorite book?

azizansariAMA598 karma

I don't have a favorite. I finally read Outliers and really enjoyed that. Also Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

coooolbeans218 karma

What are some of the new shows that Harris is watching?

azizansariAMA1057 karma

Pretty sure he's watching Suits and White Collar. I love there's 2 USA shows with vague titles based on clothing. Leather Belt, Thurs at 10/9c on USA.

johnnyvolume203 karma

Hello Mr. Ansari! I'm a big fan of your work. I first discovered you through your episode of Flight of the Conchords and have since followed you through projects. My question to you is which of these projects has been the most personally rewarding to you and why? Thank you sir!

azizansariAMA283 karma

Doing standup comedy is the most rewarding, but I love the other stuff too.

pryme194 karma

Dude! What's your favorite spot to eat in LA?

azizansariAMA343 karma

I really like Ricky's Fish Tacos and Guisados right now.

SadSanta12184 karma

Is there one routine that has become your “Free Bird”, in that everywhere you go people request to hear it, and you just don’t enjoy doing it anymore?

azizansariAMA354 karma

I always do new material when I do a new tour. In Dangerously Delicious I do give an update on Harris which people seemed to appreciate.

jennadaily171 karma

Favorite part of your career to date?

azizansariAMA377 karma

Releasing this special directly to fans has been pretty cool. Performing at Carnegie Hall in NYC. First time I did Letterman.

ferretmochalatte165 karma

Favorite comedians?

azizansariAMA407 karma

Hannibal Buress, Chelsea Peretti, Doug Stanhope, Louis CK, Patrice O'Neal (check out Mr. P, the bit about bread is so funny)

2manband155 karma

Could you describe your "first big break" into the world of comedy? Also, you are phenomenal.

azizansariAMA313 karma

I don't know if there was a real "big break," it was just a bunch of years of working on stuff leading to bigger projects. But maybe Human Giant on MTV if I had to pick one?

nabster324136 karma

Why were you not in town for SXSW? Don't you miss Torchy's Tacos!?!

azizansariAMA217 karma

I'm coming to Austin for the Moontower Festival in April. I'll definitely take down some Torchy's.

Canid130 karma

Tom's singing to Ann in Parks n' Rec recently seemed to really win her over. Are there any smooth RnB jams you'd recommend to win over that special someone?

azizansariAMA375 karma

Boys to Men - On Bended Knee Seal - Kissed by a Rose

Sirhossington127 karma

We know you love fish tacos, but how do you feel about shrimp tacos?

Personally, I am in favor of them.

azizansariAMA245 karma

Dude Ricky's in LA makes a mean shrimp taco. I'm in favor.

chaospherezero93 karma

Do you think you'll ever become so successful you'll no longer do stand-up, or do you view stand-up as a necessary part of your career?

azizansariAMA306 karma

I love standup and hope to do it when I'm old as fuck. Its the best.

citybythebaylove91 karma

Has Harris revised his college essay?

azizansariAMA283 karma

I think he sent something even stranger in about playing Halo but I couldn't turn it into a standup bit. It was just fucking weird. He goes to NYU now.

TrapperKeeperGuy88 karma

Loved Dangerously Delicious! Really hoping to see an animated GIF of the sign language for "jizz everywhere" sometime soon!

azizansariAMA164 karma

Oh man, tweet me a GIF, I'll post it.

pusha0686 karma

What kind of music do you listen to lately?

azizansariAMA445 karma

I like Beach House a lot and am anticipating there new album!

txhoudini84 karma

I met you at SXSW 2011 and you talked with me for a little bit. It was totally awesome. Does it get annoying getting stopped by fans, being asked for autographs, etc?

azizansariAMA159 karma

People are always super nice for the most part. I don't mind. If I'm in a hurry and need to get moving, people are usually pretty understanding.

Clawtrocity79 karma

On Parks and Rec we've seen bloopers of you guys doing "fun runs" where you just take a joke whereever you can.

Have there been any episodes in season 4 where you added your own joke to a scene that made it to final cut?

azizansariAMA146 karma

Yeah there's a lot of random jokes but hard to remember. Most of the stuff is the writers. I did write most of that R&B song I sing to Anne. They always give me a lot of leeway with the "singing bits."

kasmackity79 karma

Have you ever had sex with a Pharaoh?

azizansariAMA247 karma

No but I once delicately placed a pussy inside a sarcophagus.

medic2373 karma

Hey man, I'm a one shot wonder Indian comedian who just sort of gave up on comedy and joined the Marines instead. I was wondering if I could just ride your coat tails or be your stunt double or something. I want to be the Aziz to your Kanye.

azizansariAMA148 karma

There is a dire lack of Indian stuntmen. I always get white guys that have to get browned up with makeup.

louiedog72 karma

Was your decision to do the special and sell it directly online pretty immediate after seeing the success of Louis CK's? Was it any more difficult to put it together than going through traditional means?

Do you own any furniture, canoes, etc. made by Nick Offerman?

azizansariAMA115 karma

Yes it was my decision. I funded the special myself and shot it last June with the goal of releasing it online. Louis found a great way to do it and since it was so successfull and well liked, it seemed like the best route.

StormFreak65 karma

What are the first 5 songs I would hear coming from your own DJ Roomba?

azizansariAMA120 karma

Drake - The Motto Meek Mill - I'm a Boss Jay Z - Can I Live? French Montana - Shot Caller (Remix with Diddy version) The Throne - I Love You So

seabucksrule63 karma

What was your favorite meal in the last few months? I know you love food, which one really stood out and where was it?

azizansariAMA214 karma

Cochon in New Orleans. Rabbit and dumplings???!?! ARE YOU SERIOUS!!

hwedwards25 karma

How do you deal with shitty crowds during your standup set? Do you just plow through and hope that the awesomeness of your set will win 'em over or do you start fucking with the crowd?

azizansariAMA81 karma

99.99% of the crowds are awesome. There's usually like 3 or 4 idiots who aren't even heckling (which doesn't really happen) but they just yell nonsense (example in Miami a dude just randomly yelled "Cocaine!" for no reason), but those people eventually stop most of the time.