Comedian Aziz Ansari has been popping up everywhere lately. This past year he’s had his own Comedy Central stand-up special, and of course we all know his memorable role as Raaaaaaaandy in the Adam Sandler flick “Funny People.” Well you can tack on host of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards to Ansari’s impressive resume. Rumors had been circulating that Ansari would host this years awards show, and it has just been confirmed that he will indeed host the 19th annual awards show.
Ansari has been a big part of the MTV audience for years, with his hit sketch-show Human Giant being a real jump-off point for his career. He continues to produce hilarious content for the MTV demographic on funny-or-die.com, with his stand-up tours, and his co-starring role on NBC’s Parks and Recreation.
It’s nice to see MTV pick a comedian to host the show, as Ansari will certainly provide for some hilarious skits and spoofs, and one hell of an opening monologue.
The awards show is set to air live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on Sunday, June 6th at 9 p.m. ET.