Review: Aziz Ansari riffs on love, communication at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg

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Aziz Ansari is one of the most popular comedians in the business, thanks in part to his role on NBC's Parks and Recreation. On Sunday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, he wove at times chilling wisdom into a wickedly funny set (twice, because the first show sold out so fast). He wore a red velvet blazer, washed in romantic lights.

"If you've ever held someone you love and watched hours of critically acclaimed dramas, you've experienced the peak of human happiness," said Ansari, who claims to be in love himself.

Ansari has a gift for pulling a big idea out of the mundane, and he gets the point across without sounding like a miser who wants you off his lawn. How could he? Ansari keeps a Tumblr blog and he tweets and Instagrams. On Sunday afternoon, he posted a shot of himself at Bananas Music in St. Petersburg.

For Stephanie Hayes' full review of Aziz Ansari at the Mahaffey Theater, click here.

[Last modified: Sunday, March 16, 2014 11:16pm]

    

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