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Just for Laughs books Aziz Ansari

Chris Jones

10:18 AM CST, February 28, 2012

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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.