Aziz Ansari to appear at Mahalia Jackson Theater April 21


Aziz Ansari will appear at the Mahalia Jackson Theater April 21. - COLIN PATRICK SMITH
  • Aziz Ansari will appear at the Mahalia Jackson Theater April 21.

Stand-up comic and Parks & Recreation star Aziz Ansari will perform one show at the Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts April 21. He appeared there in June 2012 as part of his "Buried Alive!" tour after appearing at Brad Pitt's "Make It Right" charity event earlier that year.

At the time, Gambit talked to Ansari about it and his New Orleans experiences in general:

 "I don't schedule my tour dates exclusively based on dumplings, but ... I've been wanting to come to New Orleans," Ansari says. "I came down for that Make it Right charity event that Brad Pitt did in town, and I had such a good time that I was going to add a date at some point, and it just worked out that I had some time in June to add that date, so I did."

  He also had meals at culinary destinations Cochon Butcher, Le Petit Grocery and Sylvain while filming the Seth Rogen-directed apocalypse comedy The End of the World, which features — besides A-listers James Franco, Emma Watson and singer Rihanna — a veritable dream team of comics including Rogen, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Danny McBride and Ansari.

  "Every single one of us is in the movie. It's ridiculous," Ansari says. "It's like The Expendables but with comedy people."

Tickets are $51.25 and went on sale tonight.

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