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BRIEF: Aziz Ansari announces his F.M. Kirby Center debut

June 27, 2014

The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.



June 27--WILKES-BARRE -- Aziz Ansari is bringing Modern Romance: A New Comedy Tour to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, July 13th at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale THIS SATURDAY, June 28th at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at www.kirbycenter.org.

Box Office sales will begin this Monday, June 30th at 10:00 a.m.

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

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

Additionally, Ansari has landed a book deal with The Penguin Press about modern dating and how the basic issues facing a single person--whom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens next--have been radically altered by new technologies.

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