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Interview: 'Giant' Comedian Aziz Ansari

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It sure seems like Aziz Ansari is doing all of the right things at the right times these days, and he’s definitely getting noticed for it. For a few years now, he’s been steadily climbing the comedy ladder, doing stand up and stage work both here in Los Angeles and New York City. After Aziz paired with Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer to form the wildly popular Human Giant on MTV, he really began to take off and can now be seen in a few episodes of Scrubs, an Office-like show coming this spring, and touring with his Glow In The Dark stand up tour, coming tomorrow night to the Largo.

Aziz was kind enough to give LAist a few minutes of his time, and he even brought some of his buddies from hit TV show The Wire.


Aziz: I'll answer all these questions as myself, and to keep it interesting, a second answer will be given by members from Marlo Stanfield's crew in "The Wire." If you've never seen "The Wire," and this just seems stupid, I apologize and highly recommend checking out the show, as I'm sure you've heard by now, its excellent.

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LAist: Where did you get your start?

Aziz: I started doing standup in New York while I was in college.

Marlo:I started coming up on the corners down on Eastern Avenue in the WestSide of Baltimore.