Aziz Ismail Ansari (born February 23, 1983) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. In addition to being a very popular comedian with several specials airing on Comedy Central and Netflix, he's widely known for his role as Tom Haverford on the NBC series Parks and Recreation. More recently, he has been making major waves as creator and star of the Netflix series Master of None (ongoing since 2015) for which he won several acting and writing awards, including two Emmys and a Golden Globe for Best Actor (Television Series Musical or Comedy). By winning the Golden Globe, Ansari became the first Asian-American actor ever to win a Golden Globe for acting in television.
This episode focuses on his skills as a comedian. Ansari began his career performing stand-up comedy in New York City in mid-2000 while attending New York University. His career started taking off in 2006 when he toured with the Comedians of Comedy ( a comedy tour assembled by Patton Oswalt) and flourished in 2010 when he released his first special Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. He has gone on to release three more specials, the most recent being Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden.
As a comedian, Ansari tends to focus on his personal life. The Kaizen Komedy crew analyzes the speed and tonal changes in his story telling, his use of voice and absurdist scenarios, and the way he twists the most mundane of problems like unanswered texts into a hilarious bit.
For more information check out Aziz's website here