Sunday, April 12, 2009

Parks and Recreation, Observe and Report, and "Comedy Heartthrob" Aziz Ansari

Parks and Recreation premiered this past Thursday on NBC. The very funny show is a mockumentary style sitcom by the creators of The Office. It stars Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Paul Schneider and Aziz Ansari and is set in the fictional town of Pawnee, IN. Much has been made of the fact research was done on Lafayette to create the fictional parks department. In a future installment of Take IN Lafayette we may investigate these similarities; in the meantime enjoy Parks and Recreation which can be seen on NBC on Thursdays at 8:30pm.

Observe and Report opened this weekend starring Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Ray Liota and co-stars Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride. The movie is entertaining but honestly not all that funny. It has it's moments particularly those brought to you to by my newest comedy favorite Aziz Ansari. This guy cracks me up by just being on screen. Check out Observe and Report if you must, but you may have a better time catching up on what Aziz has done in shows like Scrubs, Human Giant, and Flight of the Conchords. Check out this hilarious clip of Aziz doing stand-up.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Manny,
    You may think about Grand Prix events for a video...that's the weekend after this, with race day being Saturday the 25th. Also, Spring Fest is this weekend; coverage of the "bug bowl"...? People spitting grasshoppers is always entertaining.

    I haven't seen any of Aziz's work, but you might also be interested in Russell Peters, if you've not already checked him out.