Comedic heavyweight Aziz Ansari is taking a page out of Louis CK’s book in the release of his new standup special, ‘Dangerously Delicious.’ Rather than work with a Comedy Central or HBO to promote and broadcast the special, Ansari is distributing his new material via his own website, available for download at a one-time $5 cost. Louis CK took the first plunge into this experimental distribution method and he’s been rewarded for the trouble. CK claimed 50,000 purchases at $5 a piece within the first 12 hours of being available. He announced via his personal website a week later that he had surpassed $1 million in sales.

Aziz Ansari Tickets 2012

Date
Event
Wednesday 7:30 PM Austin, TX tickets from $122
Wednesday 10:00 PM Austin, TX tickets from $81
Thursday 7:00 PM Madison, WI tickets from $87
Thursday 10:00 PM Madison, WI tickets from $71
Friday 7:00 PM Milwaukee, WI tickets from $113
Saturday 6:00 PM Royal Oak, MI tickets from $69
Saturday 9:00 PM Royal Oak, MI tickets from $97
Thursday 8:00 PM Kansas City, MO tickets from $65
Friday 7:30 PM Saint Louis, MO tickets from $52
Friday 10:00 PM Saint Louis, MO tickets from $59
Saturday 8:30 PM Indianapolis, IN tickets from $27
Wednesday 8:00 PM Portland, ME tickets from $54
Thursday 7:00 PM Boston, MA tickets from $64
Thursday 9:45 PM Boston, MA tickets from $54
Friday 7:30 PM Boston, MA tickets from $63
Friday 10:00 PM Boston, MA tickets from $85
Saturday 9:00 PM Mashantucket, CT tickets from $67
Friday 7:30 PM Chicago, IL tickets from $89
Friday 10:30 PM Chicago, IL tickets from $91
Saturday 7:30 PM New York, NY tickets from $90

Aziz Ansari Tour Dates 2012

Date Time City, State Venue Name
4/10/2012 8:00 PM Orlando, FL UCF Arena
4/12/2012 8:00 PM Kent, OH Kent State Mac Center
4/13/2012 8:00 PM Syracuse, NY The Oncenter War Memorial Arena
4/14/2012 8:00 PM Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater
4/20/2012 7:30 PM Nashville, TN Jackson Theater
4/21/2012 8:00 PM Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
4/25/2012 7:30 PM AUSTIN, TX Paramount Theatre
4/25/2012 10:00 PM AUSTIN, TX Paramount Theatre
5/3/2012 7:00 PM Madison, WI Barrymore Theater
5/3/2012 10:00 PM Madison, WI Barrymore Theater
5/4/2012 7:00 PM Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater
5/5/2012 7:00 PM Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Theater
5/5/2012 10:00 PM Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Theater
5/10/2012 8:00 PM Kansas City, MO Midland Theater
5/11/2012 7:30 PM St. Louis, MO The Pageant
5/11/2012 10:00 PM St. Louis, MO The Pageant
5/12/2012 8:30 PM Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater
5/16/2012 8:00 PM Portland, ME State Theater
5/17/2012 7:00 PM Boston, MA Wilbur Theater
5/17/2012 9:45 PM Boston, MA Wilbur Theater
5/18/2012 7:30 PM Boston, MA Wilbur Theater
5/18/2012 10:00 PM Boston, MA Wilbur Theater
5/19/2012 9:00 PM Ledyard, CT MGM Foxwoods
6/7/2012 TBA Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
6/15/2012 7:30 PM Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
6/15/2012 10:30 PM Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
6/16/2012 7:30 PM New York, NY Beacon Theater
6/16/2012 11:00 PM New York, NY Beacon Theater
6/19/2012 7:00 PM New Orleans, LA Mahalia Jackson Theatre
6/20/2012 7:00 PM Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
6/21/2012 7:00 PM Raleigh, NC Meymandi Hall
6/22/2012 7:30 PM Baltimore, MD Meyerhoff Theater
6/22/2012 10:30 PM Baltimore, MD Meyerhoff Theater
6/23/2012 7:00 PM Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theater
6/23/2012 10:00 PM Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theater
6/28/2012 7:30 PM Portland, OR Schnitzer Hall
6/29/2012 7:30 PM Seattle, WA The Paramount
6/29/2012 10:30 PM Seattle, WA The Paramount
6/30/2012 7:30 PM Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
7/6/2012 7:30 PM Toronto, ON Sony Center
7/6/2012 10:00 PM Toronto, ON Sony Center
7/7/2012 7:30 PM Ottawa, ON NAC Center
7/7/2012 10:00 PM Ottawa, ON NAC Center
7/13/2012 8:00 PM Atlantic City, NJ The Music Box at Borgata
7/13/2012 11:00 PM Atlantic City, NJ The Music Box at Borgata
7/18/2012 7:00 PM San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
7/19/2012 7:00 PM San Jose, CA Center For The Performing Arts
7/20/2012 7:30 PM San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
7/20/2012 10:00 PM San Francisco, CA Nob Hill Masonic Center
7/21/2012 7:30 PM Denver, CO Paramount Theater
7/21/2012 10:30 PM Denver, CO Paramount Theater

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