Just for Laughs books Aziz Ansari

The Just for Laughs Comedy Festival said Tuesday that comic Aziz Ansari has been booked for the Chicago Theatre on June 15.

The Just for Laughs Comedy Festival said Tuesday that comic Aziz Ansari has been booked for the Chicago Theatre on June 15. (June 8, 2012)

Aziz Ansari will return to Chicago for this summer's Just for Laughs Festival. Ansari, of NBC's"Parks and Recreation" and a headliner in 2010, will put on "Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive” at The Chicago Theatre June 15.

This is the first announcement for the 2012 festival, the fourth in Chicago for the Montreal-based Just For Laughs and cable network TBS. Expect more names to be announced later. Just for Laughs is slated to take place at multiple venues June 12-17 with local and national sketch, improv, film and stand-up comedy; tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.

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