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Here are five new rising stars of the alt-comedy scene.
By Gina Piccalo
Ansari started doing stand-up while still a business student at New York University. He and veteran UCB, N.Y. Upright Citizens Brigade New York regulars Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel in 2005 formed the sketch group Human Giant in 2005, which debuted as an MTV series in 2007. This year, Ansari appears in Judd Apatow's "Funny People" and co-stars in UCB founder Amy Poehler's NBC sit-com "Parks and Recreation." Next year, hell co-star in Apatow Productions' summer release "Get Him to the Greek," with Jonah Hill and Russell Brand. See his blog at azizisbored.tumblr.com.