Aziz Ansari to perform stand up comedy in Charleston, SC on December 30


Aziz Ansari will perform in her home state of South Carolina.

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Aziz Ansari comes home for the holidays, but he brings his work with him.

The award-winning Columbia-native writer / actor has an upcoming comedy show as part of his ‘last minute tour’ in his home state of South Carolina.

Ansari will perform in Charleston at the Gaillard Center on December 30, according to the venue’s website.

Tickets for the show will go on sale to the public on Friday at noon. They will be available at the box office, online at, or by phone at 843-242-3099. Presale tickets will be available from Thursday noon.

Ticket prices for the show range from $ 63 on the balcony to $ 81 on the floor and $ 120 in front of the stage.

Aziz Ansari will perform in her home state of South Carolina. Chris Pizzello Invision / AP

Ansari, who grew up in Bennettsville, not far from the North Carolina state border, will open the tour with two shows at the Fillmore in Charlotte on December 26 and 27.

Along with his work as a stand-up comedian, Ansari is perhaps best known as the star, co-creator, writer and frequent director of the hit Netflix show “Master of None”.

The comedian first gained national notoriety on the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation”.

Ansari won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for his role in “Master of None”. He also won two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for the series. Ansari was also nominated for an Emmy for his work as the director of the series.

Ansari won a Grammy nomination for her 2019 stand-up performance “Right Now,” which was her fifth comedy special to air on Netflix.

His performance in Charleston will be the first show in Palmetto State for the comedian, who has incorporated his South Carolina upbringing into past acts, since September 2018.

There are a few requests from the public considering attending the Charleston show from Ansari.

The show is a phone-less event and cell phones must be placed in a lockable pouch provided by the venue. Anyone seen using a phone during the performance will be expelled, according to Gaillard’s website.

“Guests retain possession of their devices at all times and can access them throughout the event only in designated phone use areas within the site,” Gaillard’s website says.

Additionally, all ticket holders will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the show. Everyone on site, including staff, volunteers and members of the public (over 2 years old) will need to wear a mask except when eating or drinking, according to Gaillard’s website.

Ticket holders aged 18 and over must also bring photo identification.


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