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Aziz Ansari's Master of None Is a Small Step for TV, a Giant Leap for Asian …
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In its very first scene, Aziz Ansari's new Netflix series, Master of None, presents something never before seen on TV: an Asian-American male romantic lead at the center of his own series. Granted, that scene is hardly sexy: A broken condom puts the … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari Explores Hollywood's Diversity Problem In Powerful Essay
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He even says it was hard to find someone to play Dev's Chinese-American friend Brian. And he's said elsewhere that part of the reason he cast his real-life parents (who'd never acted before) as Dev's parents on the show is that "there's not a ton of … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari shines on all creative fronts in the witty 'Master of None'
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“Parents” focuses on Dev and his friend Brian (newcomer Taiwanese-American actor Kelvin Yu) and their generational gap between their hard-working, immigrant parents. “Hot Ticket” presents Dev's date gone wrong as an examination of the unexpected … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari's Master of None Is a Small Step for TV, a Giant Leap for Asian …
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In a conversation familiar to many children of Asian immigrants, the Taiwanese-American Brian complains, "I have never, ever heard my dad say the word 'proud.' It's [always] like, 'That's it? So that's all you've done?' Like, if I went to the moon, he … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari's Netflix Series 'Master Of None' Is Thoughtful, Funny, And Really …
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One episode deals with the issues Indian actors face in the casting process. Another, the second, titled “Parents,” is a really wonderful take on the typical immigrant story, in which Dev and a Taiwanese-American friend try to relate to the parents … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari's 'Master of None': A Small Step for Auteur TV, a Giant Leap for …
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In a conversation familiar to many children of Asian immigrants, the Taiwanese-American Brian complains, "I have never, ever heard my dad say the word 'proud.' It's [always] like, 'That's it? So that's all you've done?' Like, if I went to the moon, he … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari Slams Unwritten Minority Casting Rules In New Netflix Series
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But it does so spectacularly — Dev's best friends are the Taiwanese-American Brian (Kelvin Yu), a gay black woman named Denise (Lena Waithe) and, yes, a white guy called Arnold (Eric Wareheim). (White people exist, they're just not everyone.) Brian's … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari announces himself as a powerful comedic voice in Master Of None
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Dev's squad includes Taiwanese-American Brian, black lesbian Denice (Lena Waithe), and white, perpetually single Arnold (Eric Wareheim), whose conversations revolve predominantly around the many ups and downs of Dev's love life. His dalliances with a … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Master of None, Netflix

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A-pop! Sizzling! — Emmy nominations, scoop on new castings, and Aziz Ansari's …
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“I don't feel pressure, but I do feel very proud to have the privilege and opportunity to tell these stories,” said Yang when asked if he felt pressure to write about the Asian American experience. “It's something that's very meaningful to Aziz and me. Tags: Aziz Ansari, Emmy Nomination, Master of None, Netflix

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Aziz Ansari Shares Why He Reads His Audience's Text Messages
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Some Chinese Americans have said that the Chinese community should not support Liang just because he is Chinese American. In agreement with them is Margaret Chin, the Chinese-American city councilmember who represents Lower Manhattan. She had … Tags: Aziz Ansari

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Chipotle Finally Adds Latino Authors to 'Cultivated Thought' Series
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Other authors who are participating in the series are Chinese-American author Amy Tan and Indian-American comedian Aziz Ansari. In addition to reading the work at Chipotle, people can also read the stories online. Here's the full list of new additions:*. Tags: Aziz Ansari, Chipotle, Cultivated Thought

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Is Hollywood Ready for a South Asian American Child Star?
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It's fair to say that Aziz Ansari, Mindy Kaling and Kal Penn have become household names, paving the way for many South Asian performers — including the cast of the recently-canceled “Outsourced” and younger stars such as Manish Dayal (“90210?) and … Tags: Aziz Ansari, Child Star, South Asian Actor

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