- The special was filmed in December last year at “an intimate surprise gig” in New York City.
Aziz Ansari has a new Netflix special — “Nightclub Comedian” — premiering on Jan. 25. The actor shared a poster of the show in his social media handles, which notes that the special was filmed in December 2021 at “an intimate surprise gig” in New York City. According to Netflix’s comedy brand, Netflix Is a Joke, Aziz’s is the streamer’s first stand-up special of 2022.
This is Ansari’s fourth comedy special to debut on Netflix. His last special, “Aziz Ansari: Right Now,” premiered in 2019 and was nominated for a Grammy for the Best Comedy Album. Directed by Spike Jonze, it addressed the anonymous sexual misconduct accusation made against Ansari in 2018. “It made me think about a lot, and I hope I’ve become a better person,” he told the audience. Netflix also streams his award-winning scripted TV series “Master of None.”
In January 2018, Ansari was accused by a 22-year-old photographer who claimed that the comedian forced her into having oral sex with him and engaged in other forms of sexual misconduct during the night they spent together. In a story published on the now-defunct website babe.net, a woman with the pseudonym Grace described a date with Ansari during which she felt he had been overly aggressive, and had pressured her into sex. “
Last month, the Indian American comedian and actor announced his engagement to Danish forensic data scientist Serena Skov Campbell. It can be speculated that he broke the news during the set that’s part of the new Netflix special.
The couple was first spotted at the US Open in 2018. It isn’t clear if the two were dating at the time, but they were seen smiling and laughing. At a point, Ansari was seen whispering in her ear and waving at the crowd on Sept. 3. At the time, Campbell’s mother had confirmed to Daily Mail that it was indeed her daughter who was spotted with Ansari.