I've been busy doing this, that and a lot of the other thing this weekend, so my full review of Aziz Ansari's hour special (and CD/DVD) will come your way later. But Comedy Central wasn't about to wait for me, airing its shortened version (41 minutes, 44 seconds) tonight of "Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening." If you stay up late, you can watch a longer, uncensored version as part of the secret stash at 1 a.m. Eastern, which also reportedly includes Ansari's "Raaaaaaaandy" documentary.
Here are two clips directly from his special. First, here is Ansari talking about the dangers of looking up obscure information on the Internet, via his BlackBerry, while driving in Los Angeles:
Second, here Ansari talks up the business nature of Cold Stone Creamery, which while not exactly "Raaaaaaaandy" material, does sound like it was written by the same guy. Clearly. "I'm tweaking! I'm tweaking! I'm tweaking!" Roll the clip. (Note: This is the NSFW uncensored version)
In promoting the special, Ansari also made the rounds of late-night TV, such as it was last week, and you got to hear interesting variations on his material as he takes it to a panel discussion with the hosts, instead of telling it as stand-up. With Conan O'Brien on his show that must not be named, Ansari chats with Conan about buying sheets from Bed, Bath and Beyond. To tell it here, he changes a few words around. I like this better than the CD/DVD version.
On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ansari jokes about R. Kelly for a while with Kimmel, and a few minutes in, Kimmel lobs a softball Ansari's way to discuss the time he went to see R. Kelly in concert, which is his closing bit. See if you like it this way better:
I'll post more analysis when I get more of a moment to do so.