Ari Shaffir


Who is Ari Shaffir?

Ari David Shaffir is an American comedian, actor, podcaster, writer, and producer. Known for his distinct comedic style, Shaffir is the producer and host of the Skeptic Tank podcast and co-hosts Punch Drunk Sports. He is also a regular on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast and created the television series This is Not Happening​​.

How did Ari Shaffir start in comedy?

Ari Shaffir's comedy career began with his first performance at an open mic night in Northern Virginia in his early twenties. After moving to Los Angeles post-graduation, he worked at The Comedy Store, where his dedication eventually led to him becoming a paid regular. His early influences include showcase comedy shows on television and comedians on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson​​.

Where did Ari Shaffir grow up?

Shaffir was born in New York City to a Jewish family of Romanian descent. His family moved to Maryland when he was nine, where they adopted Orthodox Jewish beliefs. He attended high school in Rockville, Maryland, studied for two years at Yeshiva in Jerusalem, and then graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in English literature​​.

Is Ari Shaffir currently on tour or where does he perform?

As of 2019, Shaffir was touring with his show Ari Shaffir: Jew. He premiered this show along with Double Negative at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival​​. For the latest tour information, checking his official website or social media channels is recommended, as touring schedules can frequently change.

Does Ari Shaffir host any podcasts?

Yes, Ari Shaffir hosts the Skeptic Tank podcast, where he and his guests, often comedians, discuss a wide range of topics. He also co-hosts the sports podcast Punch Drunk Sports with comedians Sam Tripoli and Jayson Thibault​​.

Did Ari Shaffir release any recent Comedy Specials?

His most recent comedy special, titled "Jew," was released in 2022. Prior to that, he released several other specials, including Double Negative on Netflix in 2017, which consists of two 45-minute shows​​.

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