Aziz Ansari Goes Off on Awards Shows, While Accepting an Award (Video)

“One thing I hate about honors is you can’t accept them from home,” jokes the “Master of None” star

Aziz Ansari used his acceptance speech for the BAFTA LA Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence In Comedy to poke some fun at awards shows, just in time for awards season.


“One thing I hate about honors is you can’t accept them from home,” the comedian said, seemingly annoyed that he had to travel from London back to the States to accept the award.

“I was in London! I met this lovely woman there, we were drinking flat whites, eating shepherd’s pie, riding the ‘tube.’ Who comes in and ruins my amazing British experience?” he asked. “The f—ing BAFTAs.”

“I was in London and I had to fly to LA from London to accept a f—ing British award,” Ansari said, garnering laughs from the star-studded audience, which included John Lithgow and Claire Foy of Netflix’s “The Crown.”

The “Master of None” creator and star also detailed the harrowing process of getting ready, and the terrible food once you arrive, and the awkwardness of watching your own highlight reel.

“You wear the tux, some person comes to your house and puts some gunk in your hair and on your face, you get in an SUV, you come here, you eat this f—ing awful award show food,” he said.

Now, all of this was said tongue-in-cheek; the irony of slamming award shows at an award show was not lost on the audience. Ansari was grateful for the honor, and went into a sincere thank you after the bit. The “Parks and Recreation” alum is no stranger to awards events; he’s also won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

Watch his speech above.