ARTS Pick: Aziz Ansari

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Aziz Ansari promises an evening of “bewilderment and disillusion” when he brings his stand-up comedy act to the Paramount. Image: Publicity photo Aziz Ansari promises an evening of “bewilderment and disillusion” when he brings his stand-up comedy act to the Paramount. Image: Publicity photo

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In 2007, when MTV’s sketch comedy and surprise hit “Human Giant” was just underway, Aziz Ansari seemed the likely breakout star among the trio at the show’s helm. His trajectory in the following two years would prove this—paying comedic dues in the Judd Apatow flick Funny People, cropping up on fan favorite “Scrubs,” and starring alongside twitch-happy Jesse Eisenberg in 30 Minutes or Less. But it’s his role as the perpetually underachieving entrepreneur Tom Haverford in “Parks and Recreation” that shot Ansari to the level of recognition he brings with his Buried Alive touring routine to venues across the nation. Heck, he’s even driving sports cars in dangerous circles with the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z.

Sunday 3/31 $39, 7pm. The Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-1333.

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