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Aziz Ansari quietly returns to standup following sexual misconduct report

He reportedly performed several sets last week.


Ramon Ramirez


Posted on May 15, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 3:49 pm CDT

Aziz Ansari is doing standup four months after a report of his sexual misconduct sparked a national conversation about consent.

The comedian performed several unannounced sets in New York City last week, reportedly performing at the Comedy Cellar from Wednesday to Sunday. According to attendees who tweeted about the secret sets, the Master of None comic riffed on millennials, race, and coffee.

In January, an anonymous woman told that she went out on a date with Ansari last fall that ended in sexual assault. At his place, Ansari reportedly insisted on sexual activity that she, both verbally and nonverbally, repeatedly declined. Eventually, she left his apartment and said Ansari forced her head to his penis “five to seven times. He really kept doing it after I moved it away.” Ansari has since said the activity was consensual.

It seems right on schedule, the men of the #MeToo era are slowly working their way into the limelight again.


H/T Page Six

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*First Published: May 15, 2018, 12:59 pm CDT