Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden


Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden is a 2015 American stand-up comedy film written by and starring Aziz Ansari , who also served as director. It was shot atMadison Square Garden in New York City in October 2014.

Synopsis

Aziz Ansari discusses topics such as immigration, being the child of immigrants, factory farming, misogyny, dating and romance in the 2010s, how technology makes meaningful connections difficult, and over-reliance on the Internet to help make trivial decisions. [1]

Production

The performance was recorded in October 2014. Ansari used the theme from For a Few Dollars More by Ennio Morricone as his entrance music. This is a series of images on a digital screen to demonstrate his ambition and imagination. Before he Performed at Madison Square Garden , a large venue at qui FEW standup comedians HAD Performed, he Sought advice from Chris Rock , a mentor Who Performed there HAD calculated previously. Rock advised him to concentrate more on his jokes than the show. Ansari attributed the change in the subject to maturing and growing older. [2]

In order to make the stadium show interesting for the audience, such as the Watch the Throne tour, and he recruited people who had worked on that production. Ansari was originally going to shoot the special in Toronto, but Rock convinced him to do so at Madison Square Garden, which Rock felt was more appropriate. [3]

Release

The film was released March 6, 2015, exclusively on Netflix . [4] It was dedicated to the memory of Harris Wittels , Ansari ‘s close friend and a writer on Parks and Recreation , who died February 19.

Reception

Reviewing the original performance, Jason Zinoman of The New York Times called it Ansari’s most ambitious but least funny work. Zinoman wrote, “And while he’s a thoughtful observer, Mr. Ansari’s ideas can too often seem derivative.” [5]

Robert Lloyd of the Los Angeles Times called it “worlds more thoughtful, enlightened, inward-looking and outward-aware” than his television performance. [6] David Sims of The Atlantic wrote, “[t] he quality of his comedy is actually starting to catch up with the level of his fame.” [7] Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya of The AV Club rated it “A” and wrote, “[Ansari] does not need to reach far for his observations, instead, he focuses on very ordinary, everyday behaviors, picks them apart, and brings To-life with his reenactments and imagined conversations. ” [8] Garrett Martin of Paste wrote, “[Ansari] can comfortably broach serious,

References

  1. Jump up^ Entis, Laura (2015-03-07). “Aziz Ansari Want to Know What Everyone Thinks of His New Netflix Stand-Up Special” . The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved 2015-03-17 .
  2. Jump up^ Itzkoff, Dave (2014-10-03). “A Young Comic Joins an Exclusive Club” . The New York Times . Retrieved 2015-03-17 .
  3. Jump up^ Fox, Jesse David (2014-10-08). “Aziz Ansari on Playing Madison Square Garden and the Last Season of Parks and Recreation” . Vulture.com . Retrieved 2015-03-17 .
  4. Jump up^ Spangler, Todd (2015-01-30). “Aziz Ansari Pacts with Netflix for Second Exclusive Stand-Up Comedy Special” . Variety . Retrieved 2015-03-17 .
  5. Jump up^ Zinoman, Jason (2014-10-10). “In a Big House, Purpose Playing It Small” . The New York Times . Retrieved 2015-03-17 .
  6. Jump up^ Lloyd, Robert (2015-03-06). “Critic’s Pick TV Picks: Dolphins, Aziz Ansari, ‘Portlandia,’ ‘Wednesday Addams ‘ ” . Los Angeles Times . Retrieved 2015-03-17 .
  7. Jump up^ Sims, David (2015-03-07). “Aziz Ansari Catches Up With His Fame at Madison Square Garden” . The Atlantic . Retrieved 2015-03-17 .
  8. Jump up^ Upadhyaya, Kayla Kumari (2015-03-06). “Aziz Ansari gets vulnerable in Live At Madison Square Garden” . The AV Club . Retrieved 2015-03-17 .
  9. Jump up^ Martin, Garrett (2015-03-05). “Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden Review” . Paste . Retrieved 2015-03-17 .
  10. Jump up^ Schroeder, Audra (2015-03-08). “Aziz Ansari talks love, family, and Ja Rule in his latest Netflix special” . The Daily Dot . Retrieved 2015-03-17 .

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