Aziz Ansari to Host MTV Movie Awards

One of the fastest rising stars in comedy, Aziz Ansari is set to host the nineteenth annual MTV MOVIE AWARDS, premiering LIVE on MTV, Sunday June 6 from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

This is Ansari's first time hosting the awards show. As previously announced, Emmy Award winning producer Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Apprentice") returns for the fourth year as executive producer. With the legendary golden popcorn up for grabs in such unconventional categories as "Best Kiss," "Best WTF Moment" and "Best Scared-As S**t Performance," the 2010 MTV MOVIE AWARDS promises more over-the-top moments and stand-out musical performances.

"Our audience fell in love with Aziz on 'Human Giant.' They followed him to the movies, TV and stand-up, and connect with him daily online," said Stephen Friedman, General Manager, MTV. "Aziz is the perfect host for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards as he will bring his innovative comedy and distinctive style to the movie industry's most rebellious night on television."

"I'm so happy Ronnie from 'Jersey Shore' was unavailable and this exciting opportunity was able to come my way," said Aziz Ansari.

-press release

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