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Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening

January 28, 2010

In the past few years, there has been a huge influx in comedians who have one thing in common: they are insanely popular, but aren’t funny.

On January 17, Comedy Central aired a special that blew any other recent stand-up special clear out of the water. I knew Aziz Ansari was funny from his days on MTV’s “Human Giant” and his roles on “Parks and Recreation,” Funny People and Observe and Report, so my expectations were high for “Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening.”

This special did what no other comedian on Comedy Central has made me do in years; laugh out loud.

From his experiences at Kanye West’s house to his cousin Harris watching programming on TNT and USA, Ansari delivers a hilarious one-hour special. Who watches “Burn Notice?” Harris watches “Burn Notice.”

Ansari takes on Craigslist, Cold Stone, MTV dating shows, and even people who haven’t seen The Dark Knight.

Now, in this new age we live in with all these fancy word processors and the “internet” with the Tweeters and the Facepages, it’s hard for anyone to gain any success without taking some heat. Everyone isn’t going to love you. That’s expected. But, as I was lurking Ansari’s IMDB page, I stumbled upon a post that someone made on his message board that nearly made my jaw hit the floor.

The title of the thread is “worst comedians…”

So, of course, I must click on it. And it reads as follow:

“1. Dane Cook
2. Carlos Mencia
3. Aziz Ansari
4. George Lopez

What’s your list?”

In the words of Cousin Harris, “WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?”

It’s hard for me to understand someone not liking Ansari, let alone putting him at number 3 on your worst comedians list. That’s flat-out insane. Putting him up there with Dane Cook and Carlos Mencia? That’s downright insulting.

IMDB user OJsOtherGlove (Wow, what a funny name. Maybe you should do stand-up!) goes on to add Kat Williams to his worst list. What is wrong with this guy? Must be a big Jeff Dunham fan.

OK, enough with people who have bad taste in comedy.

“Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening” is absolutely hilarious. I’m not saying he’s George Carlin, but he’s one of the best comedians out there today. You can buy this special on both CD and DVD.

There is also special surprise at the end for all of you people who enjoyed his role in Funny People.


Air Date: January 17, 2010

Channel: Comedy Central

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 28, 2010 6:53 pm

    Hey, thanks for reading. Dig your review, too! Trading links would be great, good idea.

  2. July 6, 2011 2:35 pm

    Lol I found this all late. How is Aziz any good? He doesn’t actually write his material, he just talks about hot topics and makes cool catch phrases. (Because yelling “RANDY!” is cool.) Where as someone like, Christopher Titus actually writes new material every time he goes on stage that is all unique.

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