Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang win best comedy writing Emmy for ‘Master of None’

On Sunday, Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang – creators of the Netflix hit series “Master of None” – took home the Emmy for Best Writing for a Comedy Series.

Ansari and Yang co-wrote the show’s second episode “Parents,” which plays as an homage to their immigrant parents’ struggles and the American Dream through the fictional stories of Ansari’s Dev and Kelvin Yu’s Brian.

Ansari lost out to Jeffrey Tambor of “Transparent” on Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, for which he made history as the first South Asian actor nominee.

The comedian did not have a chance to speak on stage due to time restraints, but Yang, who previously produced and wrote for “Parks and Recreation,” also starring Ansari, used his time to talk about Asian American representation in Hollywood.

“There’s 17 million Asian Americans in this country, and 17 million Italian Americans,” Yang said. “They have ‘The Godfather,’ ‘Goodfellas,’ ‘Rocky’ and ‘The Sopranos.’ We’ve got Long Duk Dong. So we have a long way to go. But I know we can get there, I believe in us, it’s just gonna take a lot of hard work. Asian parents out there, if you can do me a favor, just a couple of you: Get your kids cameras instead of violins, we’ll all be good.”