September 18, 2012 7:33 PM
Aziz Ansari, the first person cast for NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” is a writerly comedian, rooted in stand-up. He is at home performing in tiny alternative rooms lon television and in major amphitheaters nationwide. His sensibility is hip yet inclusive, pointed but not mean. And he’s become something of a “Where’s Waldo” of the digital zeitgeist.