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Aziz Ansari to Host MTV Movie Awards

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In the past year Aziz Ansari has risen from the depths of stand-up comedy obscurity to become the funniest person on NBC not named Tracy Morgan. And on Monday, MTV confirmed that the rising star will be hosting this year's MTV Movie Awards.

Aziz Ansari showed up in full Star Trek regalia at the 2009 awards. (From MTV.com)
The Parks & Recreation star showed up to last year's ceremony in a Star Wars sketch where he talked smack about beating Spock at ping pong, but this year he'll have the hosting duties all to himself. It sounds like he couldn't be happier.

"I'm so happy Ronnie from Jersey Shore was unavailable and this exciting opportunity was able to come my way," Ansari said of his upcoming hosting duties in a statement.

The awards will be held June 6, and fans will be able to vote on winners after the nominees are announced on May 11.


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  • Aziz Ansari in Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Actor: Aziz Ansari
  • Aziz Ansari in Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Actor: Aziz Ansari
  • Aziz Ansari in Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Actor: Aziz Ansari
  • Aziz Ansari in Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Actor: Aziz Ansari
  • Aziz Ansari in Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Actor: Aziz Ansari
  • Aziz Ansari in Apple Store Soho Presents Meet The Actor: Aziz Ansari
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