Comedian Aziz Ansari presents his highly anticipated, hour-long debut stand-up special. The critically acclaimed stand-up and actor (Parks and Recreation, Funny People) discusses topics ... See full summary »
Sara Von Gillern
In his first stand-up special, Hasan Minhaj weaves humorous and heartbreaking anecdotes to tell his life story as an Indian-American Muslim. Topics include racism, bullying and meeting the demanding expectations of his immigrant parents.
In an interview on the Nerdist podcast (Number #346), Ansari revealed that he was heavily involved with the design of the set, he personally chose the curtains and the light-bulbs. He said that he was heavily influenced by the stage design of a scene in The Prestige (2006). See more »
I have seen Aziz Ansari before in some stand-up comedy shows and he has been quite funny. So when I found "Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive" on Netflix, of course I took the time to sit down and watch it.
This 2013 show was actually quite entertaining in most aspects. There were some moments though where he derailed himself, in my opinion. And those were when he sunk to the below-the-belt jokes, which unfortunately were too many of throughout the show. And also the bit about couples having children was also dragged on for a little bit too long, as it started to become strained to listen to again and again.
It should be said that Aziz Ansari is a funny man and he definitely has a good on-stage presence. And he is good at delivering the material, and he feels very naturally at home on the stage.
There were some good laughs throughout the show as well. So whether or not you are familiar with Aziz Ansari or not, then this 2013 show is definitely worth watching.
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