Aziz Ansari Takes Down Racist, Homophobic Jokes at Comedy Central’s Roast of James Franco

By Guest Contributor Angry Asian Man; originally published at Angry Asian Man

“I think it’s so cool that some of you guys were able to travel back in time to 1995 for those Indian jokes…”

So last night, Comedy Central aired its Roast of James Franco, during which comedians stepped up to a microphone to make fun of the multi-hyphenate actor with every tasteless joke possible. This included all kinds of gay jokes and racist humor, because why not, that’s always funny to somebody.

Then it was comedian Aziz Ansari’s turn. He used his moment at the dais to call out the evening’s lazy-ass racism and homophobia, including the barrage of outdated Indian jokes that were flung his way.

“Those stereotypes are so outdated.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.”

Check it out:

Love his take down of all the gay jokes too. Boom.

  • Hello it’sa me, mario!

    The problem is the type of comedians that Comedy Central uses for their Roasts, which btw are the same comedians time and time again. They’re just not funny. Their humor is kind of new-90’s-raw, so they use the same lame “racist/homophobic/fat” jokes. Of course they’re not racist or homophobe, they’re just terrible at their craft. I learned all too quickly to stay clear of their roasts. Aziz nailed it, in a nutshell. They’re just terrible comedians.

  • Augy

    Absolutely hysterical, I love the part where he got really mad, and talked about stealing white actor’s roles. That was funny.

  • Tori J

    THAT! was hilarious! The last joke had me dying tho! This is why I love Aziz 😀

  • Rustystubbs

    He almost got it right. It’s too bad he had to cheapen his point by making a fat joke.


    I love this! Discussed his hugely sweet-hence effective–takedown here: