Aziz Ansari as Mub & Chris O'Dowd as Grub
Voiced By Aziz Ansari & Chris O'Dowd
AZIZ ANSARI (Mub) stars as Tom Haverford, the self-serving colleague of Leslie Knope (series star Amy Poehler) in NBC's comedy "Parks and Recreation."Ansari has quickly established his presence in the comedy world. He is currently starring in a popular television series, has a number of films on deck and recently debuted his first hour-long standup special and album. Ansari hosted the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.
Ansari is also keeping busy in the film world, having starred in blockbuster animated smash Ice Age: Continental Drift, the action comedy 30 Minutes or Less; the Judd Apatow-directed comedy Funny People, where Ansari created the popular character of Raaaaaaaandy, which went on to become a viral hit on FunnyOrDie.com.
Ansari also appeared in Get Him to the Greek alongside Russell Brand, Jonah Hill and Sean 'Diddy' Combs, as a co-worker of Hill's character. He has had roles in the hit comedies I Love You, Man and Observe and Report.
Ansari released an hour-long standup special on Comedy Central titled, Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. The special and subsequent DVD/CD were both extremely successful and the album was a mainstay on iTunes' comedy best-seller list. Ansari has also become a regular on the late night circuit with recent memorable appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel Live
Ansari completed a major multi-city standup tour called the Dangerously Delicious Tour. He began performing standup in 2001 while attending NYU and continues to perform at venues all over the world today. In 2005, Rolling Stone named him their choice for Hot Standup on their annual Hot List, and he was also awarded the Jury Award for Best Standup at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen in 2006.
Ansari first came to audiences’ attention on MTV's hit sketch comedy series Human Giant. The series is based around short films starring Ansari, along with Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer. Many of their sketches have become Internet sensations and have popularized the trio with young people all across the U.S. Ansari also had a very memorable guest-starring role on HBO's Flight of the Conchords, in which he portrayed a racist fruit vendor, and he was seen in a multi-episode arc on Scrubs.
Ansari currently resides in Los Angeles.
CHRIS O'DOWD (Grub) grew up in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland, and studied politics and sociology in Dublin, before deciding to train as an actor./p>
After graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, O’Dowd’s first real break was playing comedian Tommy O’Dwyer in the 2005 feature Festival, for which he won a BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Actor in a Scottish Film. However, the role that really cemented his status as a bona fide star was as the grumpy geek, Roy “have you tried turning it off and on again” Trenneman on Channel 4 Television’s The IT Crowd. Since the show first debuted in 2006, it has been seen by millions of people and has turned Roy into a cult hero.
The year 2011 was a standout year for O’Dowd, who starred in the critically acclaimed box-office hit Bridesmaids and received a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination. This accolade recognized the rapid development of his acting career.
This year is set to be O’Dowd’s biggest to date. The summer saw him reunited with his Bridesmaids co-star, Kristen Wiig, in Friends With Kids, which also starred Megan Fox and Jon Hamm. O’Dowd can currently be seen starring in the musical drama The Sapphires, which is set in 1968 and is based on the real-life story of a group of aboriginal sisters and cousins, who formed a soul group and performed for the U.S. troops in Vietnam. O’Dowd is currently filming the second season of Moone Boy, a television series that he wrote and directed for Sky Television. Based on his childhood and filmed in his hometown of Boyle, season one of Moone Boy aired on Sky in September. October saw the release of the comedy 3, 2, 1…Frankie Go Boom, in which O’Dowd starred alongside Sam Anderson and Lizzy Caplan. In December came the Judd Apatow comedy This is 40.
In 2013, O’Dowd will star alongside Nick Frost and Rashida Jones in the comedy Cuban Fury.
After Festival and cameos in Vera Drake and How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, O’Dowd played Simon in Richard Curtis’ Pirate Radio, and starred opposite Jack Black as the fabulous baddie, Edward, in Gulliver’s Travels. The following year, he appeared in Jay Roach’s comedy Dinner for Schmucks, starring Steve Carell.
Since The IT Crowd, O’Dowd as rarely been seen far from our television screens. His comedic talents were on display in BBC2’s Roman’s Empire and ITV’s FM. He also demonstrated his ability as a serious actor in the award-winning drama The Year London Blew Up: 1974. More recently, he earned an Irish Film and Television Award nomination for Best Actor—Television for his acclaimed role as egotistical English perfume magnate, William Rackham, in the BBC’s The Crimson Petal and the White.
In 2012, O’Dowd starred as Thomas-John in the hit HBO comedy series Girls, alongside Lena Dunham, Adam Driver and Allison Williams.