ST. PETERSBURG, FL (Jan. 23, 2014) – The man deemed by Rolling Stone as “the funniest man under 30,” Aziz Ansari, will perform one night of stand-up comedy, MODERN ROMANCE, at The Mahaffey Theater Sunday, March 16 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $38 and go on sale Thursday, Jan. 23 at 8 p.m.
The dual-talented comedian and actor recently signed a book deal with The Penguin Press and, during the show, will share his observations how new technologies have radically altered the world of dating.
Ansari co-stars opposite Amy Poehler as “Tom Haverford” on the Emmy-nominated NBC series Parks and Recreation, now in its sixth season. He has won critical praise for his portrayal of the government employee from Entertainment Weekly (“Breakout TV Star”), TV Guide (“Scene Stealer”) and People (2011 “Funniest Dude in Prime Time”) magazine.
Ansari began his stand-up career in 2000 while attending New York University. As he describes it, “I was 18 when I started. I was hanging out with some friends and they asked if I had tried stand-up before. I hadn’t, but I thought: ‘What the hell?’ So I went to an open mic night, and I liked it.”
Ansari graduated as a business major in 2004 and, three years later, starred in the critically acclaimed MTV sketch comedy show that he created, Human Giant, which ran for two seasons. Acting roles in feature films followed including Funny People, I Love You, Man, Observe and Report and 30 Minutes or Less.
His stand-up career still strong, Ansari recently released on Netflix his much anticipated third hour-long special, Buried Alive. The special was named one of the best stand-up specials of the year by The Onion AV Club and Paste magazine.
His second special, Dangerously Delicious, self-released in 2012 for $5 through his website, was featured on Comedy Central. His debut CD/DVD, Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening, was released in 2010 on Comedy Central Records. Both albums continue to be a mainstay on iTunes’ comedy bestseller list.
Tickets for Aziz Ansari – MODERN ROMANCE are $38 and may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
About The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.