Aziz Ansari, the comedian and creator of the Netflix series Master of None, had to travel from Los Angeles to London to accept an award and he was not pleased.
Ansari was awarded the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence In Comedy by the Los Angeles branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts on October 27. Immediately after accepting the award, Ansari began an impromptu stand-up routine on how much he abhors award shows.
“One thing I hate about honors is you can’t accept them from home,” Ansari began. “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? The f**king BAFTAs!”
Ansari went on to trash the quality of the food served at award shows, which made presenter Edgar Wright, director of Baby Driver (2017), break into laughter. In the end, Ansari admitted that he was joking and expressed gratitude for having won the award.