Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari is the SNL host we really needed this week
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Comedian's razor-sharp opening monologue throws down a challenge to Donald Trump. Over the weekend, comedian Aziz Ansari made his hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, becoming the show's first South Asian American host and only the fourth host of Asian descent in the sketch comedy institution's 42-year seasons. A historic moment of television, for sure, […]

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Top Asian American issues in 2016
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Here is a summary of the top Asian American issues of 2016: Chris Rock at the Oscars making fun of Asians while talking about Oscars so white.  Whitewashing in Dr. Strange. Tilda Swinton playing the Ancient One, a character who is Asian in the Dr. Strange comic books.  Jesse Watters. Bill O’Reilly’s racist segment of […]

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INTO THE NEXT STAGE: Aziz Ansari — Master of Assessing Life
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Dev routinely discusses life with three friends: A tall Jewish guy, a black lesbian, and Brian, a Taiwanese American. “Master Oo None” made the Top 10 Best TV Series lists in The Boston Globe, The Wrap, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, … Tags: Aziz Ansari

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Netflix hit show Master of None breaks new comedic ground
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The star, Aziz Ansari, is a 32-year-old American of Indian descent, his best friend is played by a Taiwanese-American actor and another character is a gay African-American woman. In the single-camera comedy, the actors play loose versions of themselves … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netfilix

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Master of None, Boycott Oscars, Flint & Advocating For Change
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What set the show apart was that it starred Aziz Ansari, a South Asian American, and yet, the jokes weren't based on quirky accents. Instead, episode after episode featured a diverse cast of people learning to navigate adulthood. And because of this … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None

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Column: Ansari misses the point
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The premiere of Aziz Ansari's Netflix series “Master of None” in November was perceived as an “at last” moment for South Asian American immigrants. At face value, we finally had a show centered around an Indian comic who contemplated South Asian … Tags: Aziz Ansari

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Aziz Ansari & Dev Shah: What's In A Name?
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Aziz Ansari has been nominated for a Golden Globe and received countless accolades for his Netflix series, Master of None. As a fellow Indian Muslim stand-up comic, actor and writer, I knew I had to see the series breaking barriers in diversity and … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Dev Shah

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Aziz Ansari & Dev Shah: What's In A Name?
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Aziz Ansari has been nominated for a Golden Globe and received countless accolades for his Netflix series, Master of None. As a fellow Indian Muslim stand-up comic, actor and writer, I knew I had to see the series breaking barriers in diversity and … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Dev Shah

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How Aziz Ansari Taught Me To Love My Parents Better
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Ten minutes ago, I walked out of a job interview and into the Starbucks across the street. The interview went well, and if they make an offer I think I'm going to accept it. I order a chai and plug in my headphones to watch Aziz Ansari's TV series … Tags: Aziz Ansari

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Asian actors making their mark on US TV
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… who plays the male lead in The CW network's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Chinese-American Daniel Wu in AMC's Into The Badlands, and Aziz Ansari's critically acclaimed new Netflix show, Master Of None, which features Taiwanese-American actor Kelvin Yu. Tags: Asian Actor, Aziz Ansari, South Asian Actor

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'Master of None' Review: Aziz Ansari's Netflix Show Is a Food-Stuffed Triumph
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When it plumbs basso profundity, it loses none of its honeyed tone. And there are plenty of examples throughout the five hours of the show in which food is used to enter into these uneasy corners. In episode two, Dev and his Taiwanese-American friend … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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On the thrill of seeing first gen immigrant leads on TV
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There's an episode of 'Master of None', the brilliant new show co-created, written and starring comedian Aziz Ansari, which proves that if you're asked to betray yourself for a career break, then perhaps that career isn't worthwhile. It sees aspiring … Tags: Aziz Ansari

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Aziz Ansari: Master of None
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Aziz Ansari doesn't look like a star. Like me, he's a short, brown man. But, that's part of what makes his new Netflix series, Master of None, so pointed. MON is a ten-part series in the vein of Louie, which stars Ansari a fictionalized version of … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari writes touching post about his parents following Master of None
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Dev and his Korean-American friend Brian (Kelvin Yu: "The Adversaries"), for example, ponder their immigrant parents' origins while the show cuts twice to two separate, sad but lovely vignettes that detail their respective parents' journeys to America … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Intersectional feminism falls to the wayside yet again, but this time it's a little more disappointing as applied to Aziz Ansari's brand new Netflix original series Master of None. After all, for a show that's billed itself as one that tackles Asian … Tags: Aziz Ansari

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