This year at the Emmy’s, Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe won the award of “Writing for a Comedy Series.” You can see the full list of nominees and winners here: Emmy Winners 2017. That makes two years straight for Aziz and “Master of None,” and deservedly so. Out of all of the comedies I’ve seen this past year, “Master of None” sticks out as something truly special. They won for the “Thanksgiving” episode, which is a great watch in itself. It feels like a short film, so you can watch it without having any knowledge of the rest of the show.
I’m typically not a fan of “GQ” interviews, because they ask a lot of strange questions. You can tell they ask a few in this article, but this one interview is pretty good. There’s some gold in there, and it’s good to see what a writer like Aziz is truly like when he’s hitting such a great stride. This interview was taken right after his second Emmy win.
A few questions from the interview:
“Quentin Tarantino has accused Spike Lee of criticizing Tarantino’s work simply because he’s a white man telling a black story. The criticism being: A white person shouldn’t make a movie about slavery or whatever. You explored a lot of other people’s walks of life with Master of None. Do you think it matters that you’re not gay or black or female?”
“What’s the most annoying question that people ask about Master of None?”
“Are you afraid to let too much time go by? Are you afraid to miss your wave?”
Check out the full interview in this link:
GQ: Aziz Ansari on Quitting the Internet, Loneliness, and Season 3 of Master of None