3. 50 Cent and Grapefruit Soda ('Dangerously Delicious')
"Oh my God, 50 Cent has no idea what a grapefruit is."
This bit from Ansari's second special, Dangerously Delicious, stems from an conversation the comedian overhears between a waiter and 50 Cent himself. In the bit, the rapper orders a grapefruit soda and then asks why the drink isn't purple. The comic's precise and damning extrapolation is both absurd and, given the musician's reformed gangster persona, somehow completely believable. This story also fits nicely alongside Ansari's early brushes with Kanye West and R. Kelly, in that it's loving jab to a hip-hop celebrity delivered by someone enamored of the culture. While he does this bit, it's easy to imagine him squirming at his table, just waiting for the moment he can share this bit of news onstage.