Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets.
Most recently, Shaffir released two Netflix specials called Double Negative, which is presented in two 45-minute episodes – Children and Adulthood. 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.
Shaffir created and hosted the storytelling show, This Is Not Happening, which aired on Comedy Central for three seasons. He recently co-starred in Twentieth Century Fox’s comedy Keeping Up With The Joneses. In addition, Shaffir hosts the wildly popular podcast, Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show that is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages 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 the Punch Drunk Podcast.
In the past five years, Shaffir has released three stand-up specials. The Double Negative special on Netflix and two specials on Comedy Central entitled Paid Regular and Passive Aggressive. Prior to these popular specials, Shaffir’s stand-up album Revenge for the Holocaust went to #1 on both iTunes charts and Amazon.com the week of its premiere.