“It came from an idea to make the poster look like these old-timey magician posters. Then I just thought about calling it Buried Alive because that sounds like a magician show title,” Ansari said. “And it also fits the themes of the show—fear of adulthood and how your life changes after you have kids and get married.”
It’s not like the comedian is suddenly old at 30, however. As a critic for the San Francisco Chronicle wrote a couple of years ago, “With his boyish features, natural connection with the audience and tendency to celebrate immaturity, one gets the impression that Ansari will still seem like a kid when he’s 60.”
Aziz Anseri’s Buried Alive! tour comes to the Palace Theatre (19 Clinton Ave., Albany) 8 PM on Tuesday (May 14). Tickets are $27 and $32. For more info, call 465-3334.