Bangalore: Aziz Ansari, an Indian-origin American writer and stand-up comedian has come up with an ad for President Barack Obama’s voter registration campaign, which says “I’ll blink when you register.”
“Now, this is big because Malia is a big ‘Parks and Recreation’ fan. So having Aziz here is like the only thing she thinks is worth me doing,” Obama said. He also added, “I know he’s backstage, but I just want to remind him: I’ve got more Twitter followers than you, man. I just want to keep him humble and hungry.”
Ansari responded to this by tweeting, “President Obama gives me a shoutout, calls me out on lack of Twitter followers. Unreal.”
Ansari’s and Obma’s relationship became stronger when the former attended the White House Correspondence dinner with several other celebrities in the month of April, last year.
Ansari, who holds a graduation in marketing from Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, started his career performing stand-up comedy. He got a place in the "Hot List" of Rolling Stone in the year 2005 and was also honoured with the Jury Award for "Best Standup" at HBO’s U.S Comedy Arts Festival in the year 2006.He was born in South Carolina to Indian immigrants from Tamil Nadu.