Dev is a 30 year-old actor, living in New York City. His life goes by in a humorous, yet meaningful sequence of events. Everything he does is usually related to hanging out with his three friends, finding a relationship, or getting ahead in his career.
Aziz Ansari, H. Jon Benjamin and Todd Barry have worked together on Bob's Burgers and Human Giant. H. Jon Benjamin also did a guest spot on Parks and Recreation where Aziz Ansari played the character, Tom Haverford. H. Jon Benjamin and Todd Barry have worked on numerous projects together such as: Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Dr.Katz, Lucy: The daughter of the devil, Freak show, O' Grady and more. See more »
Aziz Ansari's character's name is Dev Shah and yet he is shown speaking Tamil in the childhood shots. It is not entirely out of the realm of the possible for a 'Shah' to live in Tamil Nadu but it is a stretch that they would talk Tamil at home and address their grandfather as 'Thatha'. People with the surname Shah are usually from Gujarat and speak Gujarati. See more »
The realness of this show is what hit me the most. It's labeled as comedy and that's certainly the first hook. Aziz Ansari is a good comedian, and I recommend his stand-up.
But it's as much the comedy as the sad moments in this show (and the excellent music sprinkled throughout) that make it special.
It's a show that feels so real and unscripted at times that I find myself having flashbacks and experiencing raw feelings as they are being evoked from some hidden depths of my own memory, of things that have happened.
I am convinced great comedians have this ability of brutal honesty that goes beyond the funny, it touches the true core of what being a human is, and how culture and society intermingle to form a person.
Aziz and the writers of this show have shown to possess this quality.
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