The night I saw Aziz Ansari playing a fruit vendor and cursing out Jemaine in a racist rage on Flight of the Conchords, I knew he’d be a star. Three years later, the 26-year-old comedian has appeared in feature films, playing alongside the likes of Paul Rudd in I Love You, Man and Adam Sandler in Funny People. He’s also the star of a new Comedy Central special, Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening. And each week, I tune in to watch Parks and Recreation, not for the lead, Amy Poehler, but for Ansari, who plays her douche-y co-worker Tom Haverford. Catch the comedian tonight at Comix, where they keep adding extra shows (it’s up to eight now) to accommodate all his many fans.

Wed., Feb. 3, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; Thu., Feb. 4, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m.; Fri., Feb. 5, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 6, 8 & 10:30 p.m., 2010

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