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Though I've been stuck in the ATL airport forever, I'll soon be in sunny San Francisco for Skethfest! My solo shows are Monday and Tuesday at 8 pm at the Punchline. Tickets are only $10.

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Saturday, October 08, 2005
Aziz Ansari Isn't Fucking Around Anymore - TONIGHT!

I'm doing a standup show at UCB tonight called "Aziz Ansari Isn't Fucking Around Anymore." Its basically a collection of my favorite new standup, stories, bits, etc. Come check it out. Reserve tickets soon (like now), its almost sold out!

Reserve them tickets.

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Friday, October 07, 2005
Tony Danza.

Some of you new AIB readers don't know this, but earlier this year I broke my hand by punching a wall. I had surgery and everything, it was quite the ordeal and the basis for my one man show, "Aziz Ansari Punched a Wall." One of the more ridiculous aspects to the ordeal was this large grey device I wore on my hand after surgery called an "arm elevator," here's a pic:

I have never seen this device ANYWHERE else. Then, I turn on my TV today and I see this:

Yes. That's TONY DANZA and he has the SAME GREY THING I HAD!!! Apparently Mr. Danza hurt his hand playing softball and is relegated to using an arm elevator just like I had. A friend of mine on mySpace alerted me to this and I DVR'd his show to see if it was true, lo and behold - Danza had it on.

My only goal for the next week is to either get on Danza's show or somehow film some sort of Aziz-Big Grey-Danza interaction. Believe it. If you have any connections that can make it happen - email me (aziz dot ansari at

9:53 PM-Permalink

The Rapture @ Crash Mansion

Saw the Rapture last night at Crash Mansion. First time I've seen them. They did four new songs interspersed with four classics including - "Out of the Races," "Sister Savior," "Killing," and "House of Jealous Lovers." The standout for me was "Killing." The new stuff was pretty good, but I was ansy to hear the old stuff. I'm really bummed I never saw them on the post-Echoes tour dates, they were really great.

Here are some shitty photos courtesy of my camera phone. (Blame the shittiness on the dude that stole my backpack that contained my real camera. What a douchebag that guy is.)

And here's an unrelated picture of Dennis Haskins aka Mr. Belding from "Saved by the Bell" that I snapped when I was at the NACA conference in Chattanooga last week:

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Crash Test Photos...

Does anyone have any photos from this week's Crash Test?

Please email me if you do. Looking for any good shots of myself and the co-hosts.


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Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Ricky Gervais to Appear on Arrested Development!!!!

Read about it here.

Thanks to fellow Gervais-uber nut Ricky for forwarding along the info.

11:46 PM-Permalink

Shittiest Mixtape Boombox Blast

Here is the video that was screened at the 'Test last night. Enjoy.

3:00 PM-Permalink

Crash Test Recap - Make it Happen!

NOTE: The "Shittiest Mixtape Boombox Blast" video will be up soon, waiting for some final tweaks!

Last night we had an amazing edition of the 'Test. Amazing performances from Todd Womack (didn't catch his set due to bit preparation, but sounded like he killed), Chelsea Peretti (who absolutely rocked the place with a dead-on Bjork impersonation and a disgruntled letter to yours truly), and Greg Giraldo (who elicited Dej-Jam-esque reactions from several members of the crowd.)

I didn't host the show, but Richie Tompkins and Ronnie Q (aka myself and Christian Finnegan) from "Make it Happen Entertainment" made a presentation about some of their clients that they want to book at YOUR next college event. Here are some of the highlights...

Make it Happen provides the best in college campus entertainment. Check out some of our top clients and their testimonials from real college kids, just like you.

Mike Da Roving Guy

Oh my, perhaps there's a mistake... that just looks like a guy bouncing a basketball. Nothing out of the ordinary there...

OH MY GOODNESS! HE'S ON STILTS! Tell me he's not on stilts. Wow, imagine walking to class, you walk through the quad and then - bam! - this guy on stilts. Wild stuff.

"Oh my goodness, he’s on stilts!!" - Heather Myer, Rutgers University

Unicycle Rob

What else we got here? Oh, its Unicycle Rob! Unicycle Rob comes to your school and gives you the hard facts about rape.

"Rob’s juggling made learning about rape prevention fun!" - Candace Mills, Drury University

Jeff Mandel - Caricaturist

Jeff comes to your school and draws caricatures.

"Jeff came to our school and drew caricatures." - Derek Lee, USC - Aiken

Urban Comedy Tour

Make it Happen knows "urban" comdedy is all the rage on college campuses. With our Urban Comedy Tour, you get to catch amazing acts such as:

And of course...

Bring a Celeb-Look-a-Like to Campus

Make it Happen is a pioneer in the celeb-look-a-like division. Bring celebrities to your campus!

Michael J. Fox

"I was like ‘Holy shit! Is that Micheal J. Fox?!? On campus?!? Why is he dressed like Doc Hollywood?"- Matt Park, Texas A & M

Steven Seagal

"When Steven Seagal showed up to the Pi Kapp kegger pointing a gun at my face, I lost my shit." - Mark Davidson, University of Arizona

Mel Gibson

"At first I just thought it was just some Jersey douchebag, then I was like - ‘HOLY SHIT! That’s a dude that looks like Mel Gibson.’" - Zach Chang, Cornell University

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Monday, October 03, 2005
C-Test Tonight!

A great C-Test tonight at UCB. My co-host is Christian Finnegan and we'll be welcoming the following guests:

Greg Giraldo

Chelsea Peretti


Todd Womack

plus you'll get to see the ridiculous video of Shittiest Mixtape Boombox Blast (if you don't know what I'm talking about, just come to the show.)

Make Reservations Here!

11:50 AM-Permalink

Pitchfork Prediction - Dead On.

When writing this post about the new Franz Ferdinand album last week, I made a note about what I thought the Pitchfork crew would rate it:

I'd be very surprised if they dropped anything over an 8.3. (A very specific estimate I know.)

Well, guess what they rated it - an 8.3.

I'm way too excited about this.

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