AZIZ ANSARI JOINS ALL STAR LINE-UP IN JUST FOR LAUGHS 2012
Friday 12 October, 7pm
Tickets from $59
“One of the most prolific writers and performers on the comedy scene in recent years” The Hollywood Reporter
"Funniest Man Under 30" Rolling Stone
Sydney Opera House today announced another exciting addition to the Just for Laughs 2012line up. Superstar comedian Aziz Ansari will open the festival on 12 October with his solo stand up show Buried Alive in the Concert Hall.
Check out Aziz Ansari performing at Just for Laughs in Montreal here.
As the cocky yet loveable Tom Haverford on the Emmy-nominated NBC series Parks and Recreation, Aziz Ansari plays a small-time government employee bent on becoming a Diddy-like mogul. Considering he's cameo'd in a Jay-Z and Kanye West music video, counts Quentin Tarantino as a fan and has Barrack Obama 'keeping him humble and hungry', it seems Ansari's real life is doing just fine.
Ansari recently released his second hour long stand-up special Dangerously Delicious online and is following this up with the all-new BuriedAlive – an evening of bewilderment and disillusion set to open Just For Laughs at Sydney Opera House.
Ansari is also keeping busy in the film world and was most recently seen starring in the action comedy 30 Minutes or Less opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride. He will next voice a character in the Twentieth Century Fox animated film Ice Age: Continental Drift, and he’s in production on End of the World, which he co-stars in opposite Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, and James Franco. Mandate Pictures also picked up a comedy feature pitch by Ansari and Matt Hubbard, which he will star in alongside Danny McBride.
Additionally, Ansari is developing three films for Judd Apatow and Universal with Director Jason Woliner. The collaboration with Apatow began on Universal’s Funny People, where Ansari created the popular character of ‘Raaaaaaaandy,’ who went on to become a viral hit on FunnyOrDie.com. Ansari also appears in Get Him to the Greek alongside Russell Brand, Jonah Hill and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, as a co-worker of Hill’s character. He has had roles in the hit comedies I Love You, Man and Observe and Report.
Amongst his ventures in film and television, Ansari remains addicted to the 'fast and free' nature of standup, making Buried Alive his third major tour in his 10 year career. As Tom Haverford would say, 'treat yo' self' to Aziz's Buried Alive before he heads back for another season in Pawnee!
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