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Sunday's NY Times featured an article on NYC's alt-comedy scene. Aziz Ansari, The Apiary, Nick Kroll, Rififi, Invite Them Up, Demetri Martin and others were given shout-outs.

Nearly every newspaper on Earth has an article on Arctic Monkeys right now. That's because "their first album, 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not,' has become the fastest-selling debut in British chart history, with sales of more than 360,000 copies during its first week on the charts." That includes the NY Times who says "Hype isn't really the right word to describe the Arctic Monkeys phenomenon".

Previously
Aziz hosting, Celebration playing & Plug Award Presenters
Arctic Monkeys snub Bowie @ Bowery Ballroom?
Eugene Mirman's Brother, Yo La Tengo do Invite Them Up

CELEBRATION
Celebration

Comedian Aziz Ansari will be hosting the Plug Awards @ Webster Hall on February 2nd. 4AD's Celebration will be performing along with previously announced artists The National, Cage, Beans and Holy F**k, and Chad Vangaalen. Don't expect long sets because two more performers have yet to be announced, and that will make a total of eight performers (counting Aziz).

Some of the presenters have also been announced: Matisyahu, members of TV On The Radio, Langhorne Slim, Gang Gang Dance, Rob Crowe (Pinback & Goblin Cock), and Emiliana Torrini.

VOTING ends January 20th. Tickets still on sale.

RELATED
* Chad Vangaalen is playing Mercury Lounge the next day
* Pitchfork reviewed Holy F*ck's album today
* The teaser for Aziz's next film
* The National playing Bruce Springsteen Saturday
* Independent Award Shows: Totally Pointless?
* New Pantheon Award Finalists Revealed

Aziz Ansari

A letter from Aziz to Scarlett, as seen on the Apiary and Gawker...

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"Hi,

Thought you were really cute. You should come by my comedy show tonight! It just got named Rolling Stones "Hot Comedy Show" for 2005. (Legit!) The show is tonight at 11 pm at the UCB Theatre (26th btw 8th and 9th Avenue). Hope you can make it.

- Aziz
[insert my cell number]

P.S. 10 cent wings is a pretty good deal huh?"
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"I just dropped the napkin and flyers in front of SJ and said "Hey you guys should come to this show later if you aren't doing anything" - to which Scarlett's buddy Josh Hartnett responded - "Thanks man" in a deep 'hey I was in f'n Sin City' voice. I then booked it out of there very quickly, but not before I caught a glance of Scarlett reading my hearfelt napkin/love letter. It was awesome..." [Aziz Ansari]

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See two sets by comedian Aziz Ansari on Tuesday Sept 13, 2005 at the Brooklynvegan pre-CMJ (BMJ) show at Tonic in NYC. Cloud Cult, Doveman, and Dave Deporis also on the bill. TICKETS (or buy them at the door).

Previously
BMJ Show - Now For Charity
CMJ-eve is just like CMJ
Dave Deporis Added to BMJ
Aziz Ansari added to BMJ @ Tonic | Tickets on sale
Aziz Ansari wins Best Male Comic @ the ECNY Awards

Thursday June 23rd, 2005 was the Emerging Comics of New York (ECNY) award ceremony. Brooklynvegan regular Aziz Ansari took the title of "Best Male Standup Comedian." (Who's not a celebrity now?) Other winners include familiar (or not familiar) names like Jessi Klein & Nick Kroll, Heather Lawless (a search for Heather's website only came up with Aziz's), and comedy website channel102.net.

Full report at the Apiary.

Catch Aziz in July at his one man show.

The M.I.A. show was apparently packed with celebrities last night. In addition to David Byrne (who was deciding if M.I.A. should perform or not), NYC comedian Aziz Ansari was also in the house.

He writes...
"At one point in the show, I go to use the bathroom. During this part of the show, M.I.A. tells her DJ to stop the current track mid-song. Bewildered, the DJ does. M.I.A. takes the mic and says, "Is comedian Aziz Ansari here tonight?" Someone in the crowd yells, "Who is that?" M.I.A. responds, "I'm talking about Aziz Ansari, the guy that hosts Crash Test, the new weekly standup show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Mondays at 11.""

Read the rest of his review at his site.

Aziz also likes Nine Inch Nails and Beck.

Since first hearing about Aziz when he posted the video of his M.I.A. skit with Eugene Mirman, it seems like it's been all about Aziz.

Aziz talked about the secret Beck show.
Aziz was at the secret Beck show.
I saw Aziz perform with Eugene Mirman & Bobby Tisdale (and he was actually really funny, which was a relief)

Last night, Aziz was at Nine Inch Nails (ane he even posted a picture of my pants!). I was there too.

TONIGHT (May 17th, 2005) Aziz performs with other good comedians @ Gothamist's Movable/Laughable Hype show @ Tonic.

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Note: Currently Aziz Ansari ranks #7 in a google search for "Aziz". He is #1 for a search of "Aziz Ansari," but I think he should be the #1 "Aziz," so if you have a website and you like Aziz, link the word "Aziz" to his website.