[image-1]COMEDY | Not Aziz-y as it looks

Aziz Ansari is one of those actor/comedians you know from somewhere. Whether it was at Bonnaroo, on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, on MTV’s Human Giant, or at Charleston’s own little Comedy Festival, you’ve probably seen him perform. And laughed at him. In a non-mean way. Personally, I was excited to recognize Ansari as one of our favorite characters from season one of Flight of the Conchords — he played a racist street vendor who refused to sell fruit to the guys because they were from New Zealand. And be prepared to see more of him — he’ll be in the upcoming season of Scrubs, the new Office spin-off, and in Judd Apatow’s next movie, Funny People. Don’t miss your chance to watch him perform in an intimate venue before he becomes a mega-star — he’ll be at Theatre 99 this Friday and Saturday. Charleston seems to be the smallest city on Ansari’s tour, but hopefully he won’t mind — it’s a bit of a homecoming for the L.A.-based comic. Besides being a S.C. native, he’s performed in Charleston on several occasions over the past few years. Special guest Nick Kroll will be joining Ansari for the performance — his credits include VH1’s Best Week Ever, and ABC’s Cavemen. Dec. 12-13, 10 p.m. $15. Theatre 99, 280 Meeting St., (Downtown), (843) 853-6687. www.thehavenots.com.

[image-2]EVENT | Shake your Cabooty

What started as a humble party hosted by Alan Cabading (a.k.a. Cabooty) has turned into Camp Happy Day’s biggest fund-raiser of the year. Now in its 19th year, Cabooty’s Holiday Party benefits the local organization that raises money for children diagnosed with cancer and their families. Besides their annual summer camps, Camp Happy Days hosts 15 other programs throughout the year — all at no charge to participants. This party for a cause features all the good stuff: open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and music from the East Coast Party Band. Give to those in need, while giving yourself a good time. Fri., Dec. 12, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. $50, (843) 571-4336.

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