The 50 Funniest People Now

Aziz Ansari
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13. Aziz Ansari

Is the world's greatest hip-hop comedian an Indian-American from South Carolina? Whether dishing uproariously about his close encounters with Kanye West, or strutting through Parks and Recreation as Tom Haverford, the most swagged-out government bureaucrat in the history of Pawnee, Indiana, Ansari has captured the rhythms, and the silliness, of hip-hop culture like almost no one else. His most ingenious bit: Raaaaaaaandy, his "baller" fratboy meta-stand-up alter-ego, invented for the Judd Apatow's "Funny People", and perfected in his stage show ("Hit me up on slash Randy, with eight a's").

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