September 18, 2012 7:33 PM

‘Parks and Recreation’ star Aziz Ansari is a restless mind who lets jokes fly

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.

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