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Ari Shaffir's Bio
Stand-up comedian, podcaster and actorARI SHAFFIRdescribes his comedy as a puppet show--but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back toAmerica to lose his religion and become a comic.LA Weeklyhas called Shaffir “a gifted unyielding comic...a real force to be reckoned with.”This July, Shaffir released two Netflix specials calledDouble Negative which is presented in two 45-minute episodes calledChildrenandAdulthood. Self-described as his version of a “Smashing Pumpkins Double Album,” this type of double header release hasn’t been seen since George Carlin’s 1972 release of FM & AM. InChildrenShaffir discusses the pressure he is getting from his family and friends to have kids, and why he is getting more and more thoughts in his head about why he doesn’t want to do that and in Adulthood, he discusses the freedoms of being child-free. Decider.comcalled Shaffir’sNetflixdebut “positively audacious.”Shaffir recently finished 3 seasons as the host and co-creator of Comedy Central’s weekly storytelling seriesThis is Not Happening. He was a regular panel guest on the [email protected], and TBS’sConan.Shaffir also hosts the wildly popular podcast,Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes “to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.” The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes andaverages over 100,000 downloads per week.Shaffir is also an avid sports fan and gets together with Sam Tripoli and Jayson Thibault once a week to record thePunch Drunk Podcast.Dubbed “an Asian massage for the real sports fans,” by The Podcast Tribune,these three stand-up comics share their sports thoughts, arguments, stories, fights, and bets.In the past 5 years, Shaffir has released two hour-long standup specials on Comedy Central entitledPaid RegularandPassive Aggressive. Prior to these popular specials, Shaffir’s standup albumRevenge for the Holocaustwent to #1 on both iTunes charts and Amazon.comthe week of its premiere. He continues to perform standup to sold-out crowds nationwide and has been featured at Montreal’s prestigiousJust for Laughs Festival,San Francisco SketchFest,SXSW, theEdinburgh Comedy Festival, TheMoontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.