Buried Alive Tour
Saturday, May 5
6pm Doors / All Ages
Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, on February 23, 1983. Shortly after his birth, his parents moved to Bennettsville, where he was given an accelerated education. While attending NYU Stern School of Business in 2001, Aziz began performing stand-up comedy tour dates around New York City, primarily at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater and Invite Them Up in the East Village. He soon began collaborating on short films with Respecto Montalban members Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, the first being "Shutterbugs". These films were supplemented by the trio's live performances and the troupe soon signed a deal with MTV to create the sketch comedy show, Human Giant.
The show completed two seasons with the option to film a third, but Aziz left after receiving the role as Tom Haverford on the NBC sitcom, Parks and Recreation. That same year, director Judd Apatow noticed Ansari's stand-up alter ego, Randy, and decided to use the character in the film Funny People. The exposure from the role, when combined with the success of his role on Parks and Recreation, launched his acting career to the next plateau.
In 2010, Ansari received his own stand-up comedy special on Comedy Central, titled Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. Now, Aziz's career is finally to the point where he has gone from supporting role to co-star/scene stealer, and has a number of upcoming film roles. While Aziz is working on new characters for film, he's also honing and refining his stand-up routine, including the character Randy. In 2010, Ansari embarked on Dangerously Delicious tour, which is wrapping up concert dates this summer. Tour dates in 2011 wrap up on June 26 in New Hampshire, so fans of Aziz (and Randy) on the East Coast of the US should check his schedule on Eventful. Aziz Ansari's career is set to reach new heights as it progresses; and if not, he's still got a business degree.