Following an allegation of sexual misconduct in January of last year, comedian Aziz Ansari has kept a low profile. However, Ansari took to Twitter this week to announce his first televised comedy special in more than four years, titled, “Aziz Ansari: Right Now,” will stream on Netflix beginning July 9, with Oscar-winner Spike Jonze as director. His last special, titled, “Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden,” was released on Netflix on March 6, 2015.
Ansari has been touring since last August, but in the wake of the 2018 allegation he has been largely absent from the media. The second season of his Emmy-winning Netflix show, “Master of None,” released on May 12, 2017, was Ansari’s last major debut on television or a streaming platform. The series “Master of None,” for which Ansari was both creator and star, follows Ansari’s character “Dev” through a string of romantic and professional experiences in New York City and abroad in Italy.
Last January, Babe.net published the anonymous account of a woman who accused Ansari of sexual assault during a date. The allegation was seen to damage Ansari’s reputation, and he retreated from the public eye. However, according to those who have attended shows during his international tour, Ansari addresses the allegations against him and the #MeToo movement.
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