Aziz Ansari will take over your Twitter account—for a price

The comedian and Parks and Recreation star is auctioning 15 minutes of his tweeting time to raise money for autism programs.

Mar 3, 2020, 1:32 am*


Kris Holt 

Kris Holt

As Parks and Recreation fans know, Tom Haverford is a man who’s always connected. In a recent episode, he was banned from screens for a week after crashing his car while tweeting.

His real-life counterpart, Aziz Ansari, is seemingly just as big a Twitter fan. He has more than 5,400 tweets to his name and a cadre of 2.3 million followers. He’s now giving one of them the opportunity to turn their Twitter account over to him for 15 minutes of fame-by-association.

Ansari’s auctioning a quarter-hour of his time to tweet on a lucky winner’s behalf as part of the Comedy Central Night of Too Many Stars charity auction, in aid of autism programs. According to the eBay listing, Ansari will tweet from his own account to let followers know he’s taking over the winner’s account, and he’ll post at least one photo to prove it’s really him sending the tweets.

The auction ends at 9am PT on Oct. 31 and the top bid is currently $610, which will be easily topped if you have gold buried in secret locations like Ron Swanson does.

So if you’re a Parks and Recreation fan who’s flush with as much money as Jean-Ralphio, Ansari’s offering you the chance to treat yo’ self.

Photo via eBay

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*First Published: Oct 22, 2012, 7:03 pm