Aziz Ansari

Thursday March 13, 2014 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $48-$60

From the venue:

Just call Aziz Ansari the $3.5 million man. That’s the amount of the advance the “Parks and Recreation” star pocketed from Penguin Books for an upcoming release about love in the digital age. But here’s the catch. You’re helping him write it. The comedian best known for observation humor and a high-pitched voice has already taken to social media to solicit anecdotes from fans with the disclaimer that they may be published. He’s the latest in a steady stream of hyphenated entertainers stringing together crowd-sourced books from their followers’ streams of consciousness. Not that his topic isn’t worthy of deep social probing. He intends to investigate how dating in the Internet Age is basically more screwed than it’s ever been in human history. “You know when you text someone you’re romantically interested in and you don’t hear anything back and then you see them post a photo of a pizza on Instagram?” Ansari says, laying out his premise. “That’s exactly what I want this book to deal with.” Though it isn’t due to hit shelves until September 2015, it’s safe to assume he’ll be testing out tidbits on the audience when he visits the Fox Theatre.
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