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Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. Now with two hour stand-up specials and his own late night TV series coming up, Ari and his “gifted comic unyielding” are becoming “a real force to be reckoned with” (LA Weekly).
Ari’s second hour stand-up special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in January 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, originally premiered on Chill.com and just recently on Comedy Central. His stand-up album Revenge for the Holocaust went to number 1 on iTunes and Amazon.com the week of its premiere. Also this year, Ari’s weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central on Thursday nights, following the hit show @midnight. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA’s most distinguished gentlemen’s club, Cheetahs.
In addition to his TV and stand-up projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank. Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime’s The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central’s Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO’s Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs stand-up to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at prestigious comedy festivals.