For the first time in the history of the SOLO Concert Series, Tech students are finally getting what they voted for. The winner of the popular vote, Aziz Ansari will be performing at the Hooper Eblen Center on April 4.
Ansari received more votes than Gabriel Iglesias, Ralphie May, Joel McHale and Bill Engvall to win the contest, which took place last November. Ansari has appeared in “30 Minutes or Less,” “I Love You Man” and most popularly “Parks and Recreation.”
“It has been one of the biggest thorns in my side since I have been president of SGA that we have not been able to get the winner of the contest on campus,” SGA President, Lee Gatts said. “It was never because we didn’t have the money. We had plenty of room there.”
Ansari will perform an hour to an hour and a half of a stand up comedy show. Ansair will bring an opening act with him. The opening act has yet to be determined by Ansari at this point.
“We are excited,” Gatts said. “We are looking for everyone to help us spread the word.”
A date for the tickets to go on sale has not been officially set yet. Each student presenting their Eagle Card will receive two tickets for the event. All tickets are first come first serve. The first 600 students to arrive at the Hoop on the night of the concert will have the option to sit on the floor if they choose.