Hyperactive and prolific comic Aziz Ansari will be taking a pause from filming NBC's "Parks and Recreation" for a solo standup performance on Saturday, March 15 at Hollywood's Hard Rock Live.
The animated comic, who turns 31 in February, has filmed more than 100 episodes of "Parks and Recreation" as Tom Haverford, riffed on musicians Seal and Kanye West and wrote enough material for a fourth standup special, even though his third, the Netflix comedy hour "Buried Alive," just premiered in November.
In "Buried Alive," Ansari, who claims to be single, ruminates on dating, marriage and his own arrested development with a moment of pseudo-scientific research (he polls couples in the audience). He also imagines a world without marriage proposals: "I want to keep doing this until one of us is dead... now here's a cake with two tiny dolls that look like us. Eat a slice!" he jokes, raising the last word to a yell. (Yelling, naturally, is an important element to Ansari's shtick: Outrage! Astonishment! Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches!)
Internet tickets for Ansari's standup will go on sale from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 (presale password: DANGER). General admission passes go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Info: $35-$45. Call 954-797-5531 (and charge-by-phone 1-800-745-3000)or visit MyHrl.com or Ticketmaster.com.