In 2010 the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival presented Aziz Ansari the "Breakout Comedy Star of the Year" award.
His favorite movies are: Spinal Tap, Before Sunset, Before Sunrise, Annie Hall, The Graduate, Vanilla Sky, Broken Flowers, Pulp Fiction, 12 Monkeys, The Royal Tenenbaums, Office Space, Being John Malkovich, Fight Club, Reservoir Dogs, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Squid and the Whale.
His favorite TV shows are: The Office (UK and US), Extras, Lost, 24, Freaks and Geeks, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, Seinfeld, Comedians of Comedy.
Aziz graduated high school from the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics.
Aziz can speak the Southeast Asian language Tamil.
Aziz began performing stand-up comedy in New York City.
On Mondays, Aziz hosts the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's popular standup show, "Crash Test."
He is single.
He graduated from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University in 2004.
In college he majored in Marketing.
He won the Jury Award at the 2006 Comedy Festival.
He sometimes performs with The Comedians of Comedy and at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater.
His favorite music is The Rapture, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Pixies, My Bloody Valentine, Interpol, Wolf Parade, Love is All, Pavement, Bloc Party, MIA, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, DJ Shadow, Diplo, Aphex Twin, Magnetic Fields, Dungen, Animal Collective, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Talking Heads, Beatles, Nick Drake, Beck.
He says he doesn't want kids.
He is a Pisces.
Aziz: Do It Under the Influence Yourself! That's what we're shooting for! Get drunk and make your dreams come true.
Aziz: Our videos weren't even insanely popular on YouTube.
Aziz: David Cross has this credibility with the indie-rock community, and I want that same kind of credibility.
Aziz: I'm in a situation with this girl that's as hopeless as overthrowing the Bush administration.
Aziz: It's all dangerously true. It'd be nice if something worked out for me, and then I'd have to get material out of that.
Aziz: Yeah, rock stars that get no ladies.
Aziz: A lot of people my age think stand up sucks.