Aziz Ansari Is This Generation’s Most Poignant Comedian


Posted on

Parks and Rec alum Aziz Ansari, hot off the heels of a new comedy series on Netflix and a New York Times best-selling novel, explores themes of self-discovery and love in the digital era. Harkening back to the days of sitcom king Seinfeld's concept of "a show about nothing," Ansari's latest Netflix endeavor, aptly named Master of None, echoes this sentiment in spades. A coalescence of material from his stand-up routines and recent New York Times bestselling novel "Modern Romance," Master of None permeates themes of self-discovery and romance in the age of millennials under the guise of struggling actor Dev Patel, a fictionalized version of Ansari, whose misadventures land him in a variety of awkward situations. Master of None Sound familiar? Not unlike Jerry Seinfeld's titular show, Ansari depicts the slices of life relevant to the current trends and times, with problems such as Yelping the best taco stands and the emergence of dating in the modern era taking the forefront. Smart, poignant, and above all, funny, Ansari shows he is the master of his own domain with Master of None, streaming now exclusively on Netflix.   Words by Kenneth Vu


Leave a comment

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing