Aziz Ansari to perform benefit show for Boston Marathon bombing victims

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Comedian Aziz Ansari has announced that he will headline a benefit show for the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings at the city’s Wilbur Theatre on Sunday April 28.

Speaking of the recent tragic events, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino states, “We are one Boston. We are one community. As always, we will come together to help those most in need. And in the end, we will all be better for it.”

Ansari is best known for his co-starring role opposite SNL‘s Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones in the critically acclaimed NBC Comedy Series “Parks and Recreation.” Ansari plays Tom Haverford, the sarcastic and occasionally sleazy government employee who is trying to weasel his way to the top of the local Parks and Rec department in Pawnee, Indiana. In 2009, Ansari released his much anticipated stand-up special and album for Comedy Central: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening.

Ansari can be seen in Judd Apatow’s comedies Funny People and Get Him to the Greek. Ansari has also had roles in the hit comedies I Love You, Man, and Observe and Report. Ansari first came to audiences’ attention on MTV’s hit sketch comedy series Human Giant. He also had a memorable guest-starring role on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, in which he portrayed a racist fruit vendor. In addition, he was seen in a multi-episode arc on Scrubs.

100% of ticket proceeds plus a $9,500 donation from the Wilbur will be donated to the One Fund Boston & MBTA Police Association Benevolent Fund, Inc. The One Fund Boston was formed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Menino, in order to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during Monday’s Boston Marathon. Officer Richard Donohue is showing some positive signs of recovery but it will be a long and difficult road for him and his family. The MBTA Police Association Benevolent Fund, Inc. is seeking donations to assist him and his family in this difficult time.

Aziz Ansari- A Benefit for the Victims” will take place on Sunday April 28 at 7:00 pm in Boston, Massachusetts. The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont St. in Boston’s Historic Theatre District. Tickets for the benefit are $47 and 100% of the proceeds will support victims and their families.

You can support the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings even if you do not live in Boston. For more information about or to donate to The One Fund Boston visit http://onefundboston.org/. For more information about or to donate to Officer Richard Donohue Fund visit http://www.officerricharddonohue.com/.

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