Aziz Ansari (born February 23, 1983) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known as one of the stars of the critically acclaimed sketch comedy series Human Giant on MTV, for which he is also a writer and executive producer. Ansari is now part of the main cast in a new NBC series, Parks and Recreation, from producers of The Office. He has appeared on the HBO series Flight of the Conchords. He appeared in the films Observe and Report with Seth Rogen and I Love You, Man with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. Ansari also had a recurring role in Season 8 of the ABC sitcom Scrubs as Ed Dhandapani, a new intern to the hospital. In the summer of 2009, Ansari appeared in the Judd Apatow film Funny People with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen as an energetic stand-up comedian named Randy.