Have you been looking for something that combines M.I.A., Gawker and Macintosh technical support? Then you’ll be glad to discover comedian Aziz Ansari, whose “M.I.A. Story” is genuinely funny and so very, very New York hipster-geeky. Even funnier, and a lot tighter, is his routine for Comedy Central’s Invite Them Up Compilation CD and DVD, on which he sounds a little like the late, great Mitch Hedberg, like if Hedberg had been a New York hipster from South Carolina who spoke a bit of Tamil.
You can see Ansari live for free at 11 p.m. on Monday, January 30, at Crash Test, a weekly showcase of emerging talent at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. That may be a tough time to get out to a comedy show, but remember: if you go and then Ansari gets famous, you’ll be able to say you saw him back when he was still doing free shows at 11 p.m. on Monday nights.