You may have been left out in the cold this weekend if you tried to go see comedians Aziz Ansari and Nick Kroll at Theatre 99 — the place sold out. What a bitter cold that must have been. Kroll — recognizable for his barbs on VH1’s Best Week Ever and unrecognizable on ABC’s Cavemen — opened the show with a wry set spoofing on everything from drunk packing, to McDonald’s cashiers and the mysterious fish sandwich (“It’s a square fish. Like Spongebob Squarefish”), to the trippy mural behind the stage of Theatre 99. Kroll then turned it over to Ansari, who took the stage looking small and dressed like a grandpa. The first few seconds of his performance seemed a bit shaky, but it didn’t take long for him to find his groove and chat about racism in S.C. (where he’s from) versus L.A. (where he lives now) — he decided he’d gladly take racism in exchange for the south’s chicken and biscuits. He also did a hilarious bit about messing with his young, chubby cousin on Facebook. He said that overweight Indian kids are as rare as falling stars. “They’re fat, brown, and on the ground.” Maybe you had to be there… After the show, the pair greeted a few nervous, awkward fans in the hallway, and the next day we spotted them at the Farmers Market. Maybe we’ll get another chance to see them at the Comedy Festival in January.
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