Aziz Ansari may play an underachieving government official on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” but he’s performing a real public service at the Wilbur Theatre Sunday, April 28, at 7 p.m.
While Ansari is an accomplished actor with roles in movies such as “Funny People” and “I Love You, Man,” he's an even better stand-up comic. His sharp-witted conversational style is punctuated by stories about his teenage cousin Harris or overhearing rapper 50-Cent learn what a grapefruit is.
In addition to being hilarious, Ansari is legendary within the comedy community for his fine taste in clothing and food. You’re not likely to see many other stand-up comics donning a smoking jacket and pocket square before taking the stage. Ansari also included a list of his favorite restaurants across the country in the liner notes of his latest special — he “loves” the grilled pork banh mi at Pho Viet.
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your Sunday evening, you could do much worse than spending some time with a very classy man for a good cause.
Chris Duffy is the editor of Paperweight Magazine, a new humor magazine for the iPad. He also produces and hosts “You’re the Expert,” a monthly show at Oberon that uses comedy to make academic research more accessible and exciting.
This program aired on April 26, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.