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Aziz Ansari returns to standup, doing shows in New York

Press Trust of India  |  New York 

has gone back to his roots with five surprise stand-up acts in Manhattan since an allegation of sexual misconduct was made against him.

Several audience members at the Cellar in reported that Ansari performed multiple times over the past week, including one on Mother's Day, and covered a wide range of topics in his acts. However, the "Master of None" star avoided to talk about misconduct allegation, reported Tonight.

Many audience members took to to share the about Ansari's performances at the club.

"I saw at the Cellar last night and if I told people this a year ago they'd be like "cool" but now they're like "oh"," wrote a user on

"I Feel Pretty" and "30 Rock" alum also dropped-in at the clubs on some of those nights.

"Finally got into the famous Comedy Cellar tonight in NYC! AND showed up unannounced to practice material!!! So happy," read a tweet.

Ansari has mostly stayed out of the public eye following the sexual misconduct allegations that were lobbied against him back in January.

A 23-year-old Brooklyn-based had claimed that during her date with Ansari she felt pressured by the into sexual activity.

The woman said she "used verbal and non-verbal cues to indicate how uncomfortable and distressed she was". She added that her reticence to engage in the act was "ignored" by the

Responding to the claim, Ansari had said the two engaged in "sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual".

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 15:50 IST