Comedian Ansari brings energized stand-up act to OnCenter

Aziz Ansari, comedian and actor in the television series Parks and Recreation, to perform at the OnCenter in April.

Comedian Aziz Ansari will perform his stand-up routine at the OnCenter Arena in Syracuse Friday, April 13, University Union Performing Arts announced Monday.

Ansari, also an actor on shows Parks and Recreation and Human Giant, has appeared in several movies, including Get Him to the Greek and 30 Seconds or Less.

UU booked Demetri Martin to perform at Goldstein Auditorium in October, and Ansari appeals to much of his audience, which should make for a good performance. Ansari is at the height of his popularity after the release of his comedy special Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening in January 2010, and the anticipation of his next special, set to premiere in 2012.

Tickets for the show will be available first through an online presale for Syracuse University and SUNY ESF students before release to the general public. Starting Monday, Jan. 30, SU and SUNY ESF students can purchase tickets for $15 online or through the Carrier Dome Box Office. Tickets for the general public will fo on sale for $30 on Monday, Feb. 6 through Ticketmaster and the OnCenter Arena Box Office.

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