March 24, 2014



Aziz Ansari to perform at K-State

By Maggie Stephens

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One of the biggest stars in the comedy world is bringing laughs to K-State. The Union Program Council presents Aziz Ansari and his stand-up show "Aziz Ansari — Modern Romance" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Bramlage Coliseum.

The comedian recently debuted his much-anticipated third hourlong stand-up special "Buried Alive" on Netflix in November 2013. The special was named one of the best stand-up specials of the year by The Onion, AV Club and Paste Magazine.

Ansari co-stars opposite Amy Poehler in the Emmy-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 one of Entertainment Weekly's Breakout TV Stars, TV Guide's Scene Stealer and People Magazine 2011's Funniest Dude in Prime Time.

Ansari also has kept busy in the film world. His voice was featured in the 20th Century Fox animated hit film "Epic," and he made a cameo in "This Is The End" opposite Seth Rogen and James Franco. Additional film credits include "30 Minutes or Less," "Funny People," "Get Him to the Greek," "I Love You, Man," "Observe and Report" and "Ice Age: Continental Drift."

K-State student tickets are available for $12, $17 and $22. Military tickets are available from $18, $28 and $38. Non-students can purchase tickets for $20, $30 and $40. Additional fees may apply. There is a four-ticket limit per order. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 26. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-221-CATS, go to kstatesports.com or visit the Athletics Ticket Office in Bramlage Coliseum.

For more information and a complete list of all Union Program Council activities, visit k-state.edu/UPC or call the Union Program Council office at 785-532-6571.