Aziz Ansari, star of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, knows that he has it good.
The comedian voices the character Squint in Ice Age: Continental Drift, a gig which he is quick to admit is a pretty easy one. “Acting is a plum gig, and then animation is an even more plum gig,” he told The New York Times. “I mean, compared to stand-up, the other main thing I do? You have to write a whole new hour of material every time you tour. With acting, I go to the set on Parks and Rec, and it’s just so much writing and refining, and they just hand me a script, and it’s like, Oh, these are hilarious jokes, I’ll just say them in a funny way, and we’re done.”
Ice Age: Continental Drift is in theaters now, and Parks and Recreation will be back on in the fall.