Indian American Comedian to Co-Star in "The Office" Spinoff

June 16, 2008

Just read this report from the New York Observer, which says Indian American MTV writer Aziz Ansari has been cast in the new spinoff of NBC's "The Office." Ansari is currently an executive producer, writer and performer on the MTV show, "Human Giant," and has made cameos in shows like "Flight of the Concords." According to Variety, the "Office" spinoff may borrow minimally from the current cast, instead introducing characters on "The Office" before moving them on to the new show.

The spinoff's writing team will also include Alan Yang, "South Park" comedic writer, according to the Observer. You can read more on Aziz Ansari in this Gelf Magazine feature story.