Actor/comedian Aziz Ansari coming to F.M. Kirby Center

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First Posted: 6/27/2014

One of the biggest stars in the comedy world, Aziz Ansari, is bringing Modern Romance: A New Comedy Tour to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, July 13 at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale this Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online only at Box Office sales will begin this Monday, June 30 at 10 a.m. All seats are $39, plus fees.

He recently debuted his much anticipated third hour-long stand-up special “Buried Alive” on Netflix in November. The special was named one of the best standup specials of the year by The Onion AV Club and Paste Magazine.

Ansari co-stars opposite Amy Poehler in the beloved Emmy and Golden Globe nominated NBC series “Parks and Recreation,” which is now in its sixth season. Ansari’s portrayal of government employee “Tom Haverford” has earned him critical praise, including Entertainment Weekly naming him one of their “Breakout TV Stars,” TV Guide naming him a “Scene Stealer,” and People Magazine naming him 2011’s “Funniest Dude in Prime Time.”

Additionally, Ansari has landed a book deal with The Penguin Press about modern dating and how the basic issues facing a single person — whom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens next — have been radically altered by new technologies.

Ansari has also kept busy in the film world. His voice was featured in the Twentieth Century Fox animated hit film “Epic,” and he made a cameo in “This Is the End,” opposite Seth Rogen and James Franco last summer. He was previously seen starring in the action comedy “30 Minutes or Less” opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride and Universal’s “Funny People.” Additional film credits include “Get Him to the Greek,” “I Love You, Man,” “Observe and Report,” and “Ice Age: Continental Drift.”

Ansari’s stand-up work has been unparalleled over the past few years. His second hour-long stand-up special, “Dangerously Delicious,” was self-released online through for $5.

In 2010, he had an hour-long standup special on Comedy Central titled “Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening.” The special, and subsequent DVD/CD, were both extremely successful and both albums continue to be a mainstay on iTunes’ comedy best-seller list.