In my early 20s, I prided myself on being the “cool girl” when it came to dating.This required that I remain unfazed and unenthused about everything.THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. (MUSIC PLAYING) JOHN VAUSE, CNN ANCHOR (voice-over): This is CNN NEWSROOM live from Los Angeles.Ansari, best known for his stand-up comedy and playing Tom Haverford on "Parks and Recreation," weaves incisive commentary on race and media into the fabric of the eminently binge-watcheable show.The comedian's parents, who play themselves in several episodes, emigrated to the United States from Tamil Nadu, India.Always keep things casual even when if my feelings were anything but (and they always were). While playing the cool girl, I would typically see a guy for a month, who would break it off because his job apparently transferred him to Ghost City (the only explanation). With the men that followed, I conducted more experiments, applying the lessons I learned through improv.
In one scene, which features three Indians, Ansari's character explains the entertainment industry's "rule of two" to friends Anush (Gerrard Lobo) and Ravi (Ravi Patel), who are also struggling actors.
While comedians will make everyone uncomfortable at some point, good comics are playing an important function in society by holding up a mirror and forcing us to confront realities that we would often prefer to ignore.
For minority groups, humor also serves as a tool to neutralize the power of stereotypes that obstruct their path to equal participation in society.
Ahead this hour" ISA SOARES, CNN ANCHOR (voice-over): The U. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved new Russian sanctions, defying President Trump. House overwhelmingly passed a new sanctions bill and in doing so directly challenged President Donald Trump 's authority. ADAM SCHIFF (D-CALIF.), MEMBER, HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE: I think all three are very important.
VAUSE: (INAUDIBLE) to Venezuela with a 48-hour nationwide strike, protesting the upcoming referendum on a new constitution. VAUSE: (INAUDIBLE) new sanctions on not just Russia but also North Korea as well as Iran and also limits the president's ability to ease many of the sanctions. The Iran sanctions to go after those entities that are involved in the ballistic missile program or other nefarious Iranian actions.