22 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his debut album, comedian Aziz Ansari plays the goofy, frequently belligerent metrosexual. He threatens grievous bodily harm over exaggerated bedsheet thread counts, obsesses over his tuna-juice-swilling roommate, and bemoans Cold Stone Creamery as "the epitome of American excess.” But more than the absurdity of his observations, or the unexpected twists in his hilarious narratives, Ansari's secret weapon is his voice, which dips and then rises to an ALL CAPS blast as he approaches his punchlines.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his debut album, comedian Aziz Ansari plays the goofy, frequently belligerent metrosexual. He threatens grievous bodily harm over exaggerated bedsheet thread counts, obsesses over his tuna-juice-swilling roommate, and bemoans Cold Stone Creamery as "the epitome of American excess.” But more than the absurdity of his observations, or the unexpected twists in his hilarious narratives, Ansari's secret weapon is his voice, which dips and then rises to an ALL CAPS blast as he approaches his punchlines.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
253 Ratings

253 Ratings

Ryannnnnnnnn ,

Have been waiting...

for an Aziz ansari album for a while now. I've seen him in a plethora of different things and he's always been hilarious, I was shocked to find out that he didn't have an album out up untill now. He recycles a lot of jokes from leno interviews and stuff, but overall the album is wickedly funny, and definitely worth getting if you're a comedy fan. He's an up and coming comic, and is someone to keep an eye out for.

ListLover108 ,

HILARIOUS

Daniel Tosh and Aziz Ansari are the two funniest men alive. This album is worth the ten dollars.

Samuel L Blackula ,

Botched by Dane Cook Style Delivery

Ansari needs more confidence in his delivery. All the material on this album is funny, I'd expect no less from a member of Human Giant, but the execution is lackluster.

It's the Dane Cook delivery style, with hyper active sentences that end in overemphasis. He always yells the punchline to make sure the audience notices. This works well for Cook since he doesn't really understand how to end a joke, but it's superfluous for Aziz.

Maybe it's because he's spent more time on his acting and writing, but the album just feels unpolished. He needs more faith in his material and in his audience.

And on a minor note, telling stories about time spent hanging out with celebrities is obnoxious, even when you try to play it off like you're not bragging.

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