Comedian Aziz Ansari, named 2011’s “Funniest Dude in Prime Time” by People Magazine, will appear at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 3. His “Buried Alive” tour appearance is being presented by Upfront Inc. and Marshall’s Campus Activity Board.
Tickets are $20 for students and $33 for general admission and may be purchased by calling ext.6-6656. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Ansari has quickly established his presence in the comedy world. He is currently starring in a popular television series, is developing a number of films and will soon debut his second hour-long standup special. Ansari co-stars opposite Amy Poehler in the Emmy-nominated NBC series, “Parks and Recreation,” which is currently in its fifth season. Ansari’s portrayal of government employee “Tom Haverford” has earned him much critical praise including Entertainment Weekly naming him one of its “Breakout TV Stars,” TV Guide naming him a “Scene Stealer” and Yahoo! TV placing him in the number one spot on its list of “TV MVPS: The Most Valuable Performers of the Fall Season.”
Ansari is also keeping busy in the film world and was most recently seen starring in the action comedy “30 Minutes or Less.” He also voiced the part of Squint in Twentieth Century Fox’s “Ice Age: Continental Drift.” Ansari also appeared in “Get Him to the Greek” and has had roles in the hit comedies “I Love You, Man” and “Observe and Report.”
In 2010, Ansari released an hour-long standup special on Comedy Central titled, “Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening.” Ansari has also become a regular on the late-night circuit with memorable appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
In 2011, Ansari wrapped up a major multi-city standup tour called the “Dangerously Delicious Tour” and it was released as another hour-long standup special. Ansari first came to audiences’ attention on MTV’s sketch comedy series, “Human Giant.” The series is based around short films starring Ansari, along with Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer. Ansari also had a very memorable guest starring role on HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords,” in which he portrayed a racist fruit vendor, and was seen in a multi-episode arc on “Scrubs.”