Comedy Works announced today that AZIZ ANSARI will perform at the Comedy Works Larimer Square on November 20 and 21.
Aziz Ansari is having a breakout year starring in a popular television series, a number of films and debuting his first hour-long standup special and album. Entertainment Weekly named him one of the top 12 future stars of comedy and LA Weekly put him on the cover of their annual People Issue.
Ansari currently co-stars opposite SNL’s Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones in the NBC Comedy Series, â€œParks &Recreationâ€ from the producers and creators of â€œThe Office.â€ Ansari plays â€˜Tom Haverford,’ the sarcastic and occasionally sleazy government employee who is trying to weasel his way to the top of the local Parks &Recreation department in Pawnee, Indiana.
Ansari can also be seen in a handful of feature films. He appears in Judd Apatow’s comedy Funny People opposite Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill. In the film, Ansari plays a vulgar, sexobsessed stand-up comedian named â€˜Raaaaaaaandy.’ The popularity of the character has led Judd Apatow to commission a series of mockumentaries based on â€˜Raaaaaaaandy’ which have been released on FunnyOrDie.com. Ansari also recently wrapped production on another Judd Apatow film Get Him to the Greek, which he will star in alongside Russell Brand, Jonah Hill and Sean â€˜Diddy’ Combs, as a coworker of Hill’s. Ansari also had roles in the hit comedies I Love You, Man with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel, and opposite Seth Rogen and Anna Faris in Observe and Report.
Ansari first came to audience’s attention on MTV’s hit sketch comedy series, â€œHuman Giant.â€ The series is based around short films starring Ansari, along with Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer. Many of their sketches have become internet sensations and have popularized the trio with young people all across the US.
Last year, Ansari also had a very memorable guest starring role on HBO’s â€œFlight of the Conchords,â€ in which he portrayed a racist fruit vendor. He also was seen in a multi-episode arc on â€œScrubsâ€ earlier this year.
Ansari recently completed his â€œGlow in the Darkâ€ Comedy Standup Tour, which concluded in early 2009 with the recording of his first album and special for Comedy Central titled, â€œIntimate Moments for a Sensual Evening.â€ Both will be released in fall of 2009.
Ansari began performing standup in 2001 while attending NYU. In 2005, Rolling Stone named him their choice for â€œHot Standupâ€ on their annual â€œHot List,â€ and he was also awarded the Jury Award for Best Standup at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen in 2006.
Friday November 20
8:00 PM / 10:00 PM
Saturday November 21
6:30 PM / 8:30 PM / 10:30 PM
Advance tickets are available by calling 303 595 3637 or purchase tickets at www.comedyworks.com