Aziz Ansari launches Glow in the Dark tour

If the name "Aziz Ansari" only faintly rings a bell, that's about to change. The Human Giant co-creater and star reprises his role in Flight of the Conchords with the second season, coming Jan. 2009 (he plays a racist fruit vendor who can't tell New Zealanders from Australians, for the uninitiated). He's soon joining the Judd Apatow comedy machine, appearing in Funny People, Observe and Report with Seth Rogen and I Love You, Man with Paul Rudd. He's starring in the upcoming sitcom from the writers of The Office with an SNL-departed Amy Poehler. And come this Fall/Winter, he's taking it on the road: his "Glow in the Dark" tour will pass through eight states before ending with a three-day stint at San Francisco's Punch Line Comedy Club.

Watch "Clell Tickle: Indie Marketing Guru," which (like much of Ansari's comedy) points at hilarious excesses in the music industry:

Glow in the Dark dates:
25 - Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Skidmore College
26 - Ithaca, N.Y. @ Ithaca College

8 - South Bend, Idaho @ Notre Dame
13 - Seattle, Wash. @ Triple Door
20 - Chicago, Ill. @ Lakeshore Theatre

10 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Punchline
11 - Athens, Ga. @ 40 Watt
12 - Charleston, S.C. @ 99 Theatre
13 - Charleston, S.C. @ 99 Theatre
19 - Austin, Texas @ Emo’s

9 - New York, N.Y. @ Comix
10 - New York, N.Y. @ Comix
17 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Largo at the Coronet
22 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Punchline
23 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Punchline
24 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Punchline

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