In 2007, he created and starred in the MTV sketch comedy show Human Giant, which ran for two seasons.
This led to acting roles in feature films, including Funny People; I Love You, Man; Observe and Report; and 30 Minutes or Less.
His first book, Modern Romance: An Investigation, was released in June 2015.
Ansari frequently performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, as well as weekly shows such as Invite Them Up.
In addition to his acting work, Ansari has continued to work as a stand-up comedian.He released his debut CD/DVD, entitled Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening, in January 2010 on Comedy Central Records, and still tours nationally between acting commitments.