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Aziz Ansari doing a “series of intimate shows” (one in NYC)

Suave, sophisticated, Aziz Ansari (more by Chris LaPutt)
Aziz Ansari

HI. I’M COMEDIAN AZIZ ANSARI. I’M DOING A SERIES OF INTIMATE SHOWS TO WORK ON NEW MATERIAL FOR MY NEXT HOUR OF STANDUP COMEDY.

TICKETS ARE $10. TO GET TICKETS, FILL OUT THE FORM AND YOU’LL BE ENTERED INTO A LOTTERY TO WIN TICKETS FOR YOU AND A GUEST. PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS HONESTLY, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE SHOW AND THOSE WHO LIE WON’T BE ADMITTED.

Though Aziz Ansari might want to get a look at his caps lock button (or maybe he’s JUST! THAT! PASSIONATE!), it’s still exciting that he’ll be playing an intimate shows for the new material, aimed at specific demographics (hence the “ANSWER THE QUESTIONS HONESTLY” part). Enter for the lottery, the show goes down on July 31 (location TBA) at 8PM.

Aziz explains a little more about the nature of these shows, below.


When I’ve done similar shows to this in the past, I will announce them on Twitter and what happens is pretty much a shit show. Long lines, scalping, etc. So this lottery system is an attempt to cut down on all that stuff.

I’ve been quietly working on this material in shows in LA and NY. And thus far, my writing process has been very interactive.

One thing I found very interesting is how differently these conversations are among different groups of people. Single people between the age of 18-25 view these topics in a much different light than say single people over 30. Or married people over 40.

This gave me an idea. What if I could setup small shows to talk to very specific groups about these topics? What if I could do a show with half an audience of younger people and the other half is older married people? What if half the audience was single women over 30 and the other half was single men between 18-25?

So before you can get tickets for these shows, I want to get some info from you so I can try to have interesting mixes of people. I may only do it for a few shows, but I just thought it’d be interesting. Definitely more interesting than just posting the link and only the people who are lightning fast to click and always get super lucky get tickets.

Please do not lie in an attempt to increase your chances. There is no particular group that I am more interested in and I may only do this for one or two shows.

There will be no scalping as you have to show up at the venue with a valid ID to enter. Your name will be on a list.

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