In 2 Minutes, This Man Dismantled Decades Of Racism and Homophobia in Comedy

I'm not going to lie. Roasts are usually pretty hard for me to watch. I can think of many things I would rather watch than a bunch of people throwing insults at each other. Thanks to the comedian and overall fantastic human-being Aziz Ansari, James Franco's roast was the exception to this rule. As soon as he took the stage, he decided to take down stereotypes instead of Franco, and it was brilliant. Take a look.


Ansari starts off reminding the other comedians that Indian jokes are so 1995.

"Those stereotypes are so outdated. My God. There’s more Indian dudes doing sitcoms than there are running 7-11s. We are straight up snatching roles from white actors. My last three roles were Randy, Chet and Tom." 

At 1:50, Ansari starts taking down gay jokes in the absolute best way possible. It will make anyone who's ever cracked one, ashamed that they ever did.

"So many gay jokes tonight... Apparently, if you're clean, well-dressed and mildly cultured, you're super gay now. Is that why the rest of you guys are so aggressively fat and dirty?"

Oh burn.

What did you think of Aziz Ansari's number? Hilarious? Disruptive? Powerful? Let me know on Twitter and Facebook.


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Elizabeth Plank

Elizabeth is a Senior Correspondent at Mic and the host of Flip the Script.

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