Danny McBride & Aziz Ansari Working on Two New Comedies

May 10, 2010
Source: Deadline

Danny McBride & Aziz Ansari

Though the two thriving actors/comedians Danny McBride and Aziz Ansari are already starring together in Ruben Fleischer's upcoming pizza delivery boy fueled action comedy 30 Minutes or Less, it looks like the two will be teaming up again as Deadline reports the comedy duo has signed on to star in a untitled comedy for Mandate Pictures and McBride's Rough House production banner which he runs with collaborators Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. Though the logline is being kept under wraps, the film comes from a pitch by Ansari and "30 Rock" writer Matt Hubbard with the script written by "Parks & Rec" writer Harris Wittels.

Ansari has been at the forefront of a star-making breakthrough for awhile with brief but memorable roles in films like Funny People, Observe and Report (which McBride also appeared in, but never with Ansari) and I Love You, Man; while McBride has already come into his own, close to possibly risking overexposure, he's really starting to broaden his career with roles in films like Up in the Air. I can't wait to see them together on-screen for the first time, let alone twice. You can check out Ansari when he hosts the MTV Movie Awards on June 6th (you can start voting for your favorite nominees on May 12th), and hear McBride's voice in this summer's Despicable Me. Anybody else excited to see these two hilarious guys working together?

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  • I can't wait, these two are the future of comedy in this post Apatow-era. Is Ansari going to show up at all in Your Highness?
  • Stevo
    If you haven't watched Eastbound and Down you need to. I love McBride. Ansari doesn't do much for me. I loved him in Observe and Report but that is about it. His standup is becoming very "dane cook-esq" fratboy lines. Especially when he is in "randy" mode.
  • @ #2, Steveo, His Randy character is meant to be a parody making fun of Dane Cook style comedians, so obviously that stand-up material would be very fratboy influenced. His real stand-up is down right hilarious.
  • Me
    Aziz Ansari is God.




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