Entries tagged with: Aziz Ansari
The NYC Beard and Moustache Championshipsx" take place tonight (May 16) @ Knitting Factory in NYC. "Among the competitors: World champion Heinz Christophel of Germany, a three-time world champion in the full beard freestyle category, Phil Olsen, manager of the World Beard and Moustache Championships and championship hopeful Jack Passion." [Eyewitness News]. Gothamist interviewed the organizer.
"For 2006, the US Air Guitar Championships has gone nationwide, with 13 regionals across the country. Judging is based on technical prowess, stage presence, and the ever elusive quality of "airness." All guitars must be air — because let’s face it: Anyone can find the right fret on a cardboard mock-up, but it takes serious skill to play the harmonic on the 12th fret of an air Les Paul.....Regional winners compete against defending US champ the "Rockness Monster" at NYC's storied Bowery Ballroom; plus, they have a crack at the Worlds in Oulu, Finland." [San Francisco Guardian]. Satanicide are playing the June 22nd event. Tix are on sale.
Tim Burgess (Charlatans), Oil, and Gerald from Other Music are DJing the Charlatans (show at Webster Hall) NYC afterparty @ Beauty Bar (free)
DJs Finger on the Pulse (as seen on Gothamist Wednesday) & Mike Nouveau helped throw together a last-minute Voxtrot afterparty at White Rabbit (on Houston) Monday night (April 10, 2006). Voxtrot's singer Ramesh and comedian Aziz Ansari helped Nouveau and FOP's 'never forget' and 'terry diabolik' man the
decks laptops. I was there for a few minutes, but it was Roger Kisby who took these cool pictures.
RAMESH & AZIZ
David Cross and Demetri Martin were the special guests last night at Aziz Ansari's weekly (when he's in town) Monday night "Crash Test" show at the UCB Theatre (April, 3, 2006). The following set of pictures closely documents the transition from David Cross' stand-up set back to host Aziz Ansari. Then came the part where Aziz did some more comedy before introducing Demetri Martin to the stage.
Aziz said he's pretty sure next week should also have another very special guest.
Comedians of Comedy's Patton Oswalt @ Emo's (SXSW) | pics
Aziz Ansari @ Emo's, Austin, TX (SXSW) | pic
David Cross & Lesbians | Strokes video & mp3
Comedy DJ David Cross MP3 Interview & New Pornographers
DJ David Cross | @ Scenic
I'm pretty sure there were more people at Emo's Tuesday night (March 14, 2006) to see Aziz and the rest of the Comedians of Comedy than there were to see My Chemical Romance a few days later. Austin loved him. He went on to host the Stereogum party on Thursday, co-host the Pitchfork party on Friday, and perform a guest set with Patton Oswalt at a comedy club Friday night.
In Austin I learned that Aziz is now most famous for the Other Music video and that he'll be making his big screen debut soon. Billy Bob Thornton, David Cross and Sarah Silverman will be his co-stars.
Add Michael Ian Black to the list of celebrity Stella judges at Bowery Ballroom on March 13th. Tickets still on sale. Showalter's site also says "w/special guest DJ from Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!". (tix)
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".
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).
* 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
(A FLYER FOR A PAST EVENT)
You know what albums Pitchfork thought were the best this year. Now find out which albums Aziz liked the best.
BONUS: Aziz posted MP3s
...and if you missed it, College Humor has the video of Aziz carrying around a boombox playing the world's shittiest mixtape.
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.
[insert my cell number]
P.S. 10 cent wings is a pretty good deal huh?"
"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]
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).
One more musical act to be announced. Get your $8.00 tickets at Ticketweb now.
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.
Catch Aziz in July at his one man show.
"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.""
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.
TONIGHT (May 17th, 2005) Aziz performs with other good comedians @ Gothamist's Movable/Laughable Hype show @ Tonic.
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.