Aziz Ansari is the person behind the “Homeland” Twitter parody account

THR was first tipped off when he sent out a parody tweet from his personal account last month

Topics: Aziz Ansari, Twitter, Comedy, parody, Homeland,

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that “Parks and Recreation” star and stand-up comic Aziz Ansari is the voice behind the popular “Homeland” parody account. THR notes that it suspected as much when one of Ansari’s tweets was quickly deleted and appeared minutes later on Nicholas Brody’s Twitter account. He often retweets from the character’s account, as well.

Here are some of Ansari’s recent tweets as the show’s ex-Marine congressman:

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Ansari, a fan of the show, told EW last month, “The turns are unexpectedly sharp, and the season’s plot has been aggressively paced in the best way. To put it bluntly, crazy s— just keeps happening.”


Prachi Gupta

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