Based in Atlanta, Earn and his cousin Alfred try to make their way in the world through the rap scene. Along the way they come face to face with social and economic issues touching on race, relationships, poverty, status, and parenthood.
Brian Tyree Henry,
Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful television show without losing her mind.
Dev is a 30 year-old actor, living in New York City. His life goes by in a humorous, yet meaningful sequence of events. Everything he does is usually related to hanging out with his three friends, finding a relationship, or getting ahead in his career.
Many jokes in the series were written by the late Harris Wittels, such as the "turtle in the briefcase" text and the Eminem debate. See more »
Aziz Ansari's character's name is Dev Shah and yet he is shown speaking Tamil in the childhood shots. It is not entirely out of the realm of the possible for a 'Shah' to live in Tamil Nadu but it is a stretch that they would talk Tamil at home and address their grandfather as 'Thatha'. People with the surname Shah are usually from Gujarat and speak Gujarati. See more »
You see The Social Network? Max Minghella plays an Indian guy. He's white. They browned him up.
No no, I read he's one-sixteenth Indian.
Who cares? If you go back far enough we're all one-sixteenth something. I'm probably one-sixteenth black. You think they're gonna let me play Blade?
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The realness of this show is what hit me the most. It's labeled as comedy and that's certainly the first hook. Aziz Ansari is a good comedian, and I recommend his stand-up.
But it's as much the comedy as the sad moments in this show (and the excellent music sprinkled throughout) that make it special.
It's a show that feels so real and unscripted at times that I find myself having flashbacks and experiencing raw feelings as they are being evoked from some hidden depths of my own memory, of things that have happened.
I am convinced great comedians have this ability of brutal honesty that goes beyond the funny, it touches the true core of what being a human is, and how culture and society intermingle to form a person.
Aziz and the writers of this show have shown to possess this quality.
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