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Are more touring comics coming to Fresno this year? Here’s two more who just announced shows

Aziz Ansari, seen here presenting the award for outstanding writing for a variety series at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, performs June 28, 2019, at the Warnors Theatre in Fresno.
Aziz Ansari, seen here presenting the award for outstanding writing for a variety series at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, performs June 28, 2019, at the Warnors Theatre in Fresno. Vince Bucci/Invision/AP

It is shaping up to be a good year to see live stand-up comedy tours in the Valley.

Already, we’ve seen performances from Ken Jeong, Tim Allen and Jim Breuer (he was opening for Metallica, but still). Hannibal Burress played an under-the-radar show at the Tower Theatre in January. Jerry Seinfeld is playing Fresno’s Saroyan Theatre May 9 and George Lopez will be there May 25. He just added a late show.

Now we can add Aziz Ansari and Bert Kreischer to the list.

Ansari performs June 28 at the Warnors Theatre complex on his Road to Nowhere tour. Tickets for the show are on sale 10 a.m. Friday, though presales start Tuesday, according to his website. You can get them there, or at Ticketmaster online or the theater box office.

Kreischer brings his Body Shots tour to the Saroyan Theatre Nov. 14. Tickets for that show are also on sale 10 a.m. Friday, though there are a massive number of presales starting Wednesday, according to Ticketmaster.

Ansari was a breakthrough actor on the NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation,” before landing his own Netflix series. “Master of None” was a critical success. As a stand-up he sold out two nights at Madison Square Garden. This marks a return for the comedian, who took a hiatus in 2018 following a very public sexual assault allegation.

Kreischer is best known for his long storytelling style of comedy. Also, performing shirtless. Like, during his stand-up specials, but also on morning TV news shows and the like. The comedian was also the inspiration for the movie “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder.” His latest special, “SecretTime,” is streaming now on Netflix.

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