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A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.
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Los Angeles, CA

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A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

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@AriShaffir

Language:

English


Episodes

#344: The 2018 State of the Union podcast (@ComicDaveSmith)

12/6/2018
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Dave Smith came over to my apartment in NY to record our annual "State of America" podcast. This year, we ended up focusing waaaay more on social issues than political ones. But of course, since it's Dave, we still hit on plenty of politics, too. Check out Dave Smith's own podcast, "Part of the Problem." He also has a special out now on GasDigitalNetwork.com as well as Amazon.com and clips are up on YouTube. The wandering Jew will be returning to America to tour the "Ari Shaffir: Jew"...

Duration:03:48:51

#343: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (@CarlDonnelly, @RyanSickler)

11/26/2018
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Carl Donnelly met me in his Edinburgh flat to talk about his divorce. And really about breaking up in general. Ryan Sickler joined me briefly on the interview to add in a little about his breakup with his fiancé. This podcast was recorded in Los Angeles, edited in London, the outro was recorded in Dublin, and it was uploaded in Brussels. I'm on a European tour right now. Amsterdam 27/11 Stockholm 29/11 Stavanger 30/11 Berlin 2/12 Copenhagen 4/12 Oslo 5/12 Zurich 9/12 Tel Aviv...

Duration:02:01:55

#342: A Pirate's Life For Me (@FahimAnwar

11/15/2018
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Fahim Anwar met me at the Comedy Store to talk about the glory days of illegal downloads. We talk about Napster, about CD burners, threatening letters from cable providers, and mods for gaming systems. It was a great discussion between two colleagues. Not colleagues in comedy, which we are, but colleagues in piracy. Because at our hearts, that's what we really are. We are pirates. Make sure to watch Fahim on Comedy Central in the Goatface special November 27 at 11pm and watch his special...

Duration:02:04:31

#341: The Knickerbocker (@SamMorril)

11/6/2018
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Sam Morril came over to my apartment to talk about the Knicks. He's just about the biggest Knicks fan I know. It's just him and Michael Che at the top for comedians. So we sat down and talked about a lifetime of Knicks memories from a New York boy. Sam has a new special out now called Positive Influence. You can watch it for free with no ads from now till the end of November at ComedyCentral.com/SamMorril. My Tour Dates: Shooter Live Table Read - November 11 Reykjavik - November...

Duration:02:18:05

#340: The Simpsons (@GlitterCheese)

10/30/2018
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Liza Treyger had me over to her new apartment to talk Simpsons. It was my favorite show in high school and college and I was put to shame by the love Liza had towards it. We talked about episodes, toys, memories of watching it, and even fought a little bit about stuff we have no control over. Make sure to watch Liza RIGHT NOW on Netflix's newest standup series, "The Degenerates."

Duration:03:18:09

#339: If These Balls Could Talk (an album commentary with @LouisKatz)

10/24/2018
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Louis Katz joins me for an album commentary episode where we break down his first album, If These Balls could talk. We did this over a 4 month period for some reason so there are these giant cuts in time. But it all comes together. As the Killers would say, "Praise God." Louis Katz has a new album out TODAY called Katzkills. If you liked this episode go buy Katzkills on iTunes. Help support him in return for putting out this episode for you guys.

Duration:04:42:47

#338: Where's Your Red? (The Shocking Truth Behind Sober October)

10/16/2018
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Come with me on a casual walk around the East Village of Manhattan as I match Brad's workout output in a revealing expose on the nature of his points during the workout challenge. Based on this new information, we can all forget the points, we know who's REALLY winning the challenge to see who puts in the most work. Well, actually, according to that, it's clearly Rogan. But we know who's really LOSING the challenge to see who puts in the most work.

Duration:01:13:33

#337: The Other Kind of Jew Camp (@SteveBugeja)

10/2/2018
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Steve Bugeja had me over to his flat in Edinburgh to talk about Jewish summer camp. Steve was a counselor one year at a camp right around the corner from where I spent 6 summers as a camper. It was a fun conversation about sleep away camp in general and about the Jewish kind in particular. ROAD DATES Phoenix - Storyteller show - October 27 Los Angeles - Ari Shaffir: Jew - November 6 Brooklyn - Shooter: A Live Table Read (with Danish & Oneill) - November 11 European Tour - Ari Shaffir:...

Duration:02:39:43

#336: Fun is a Four Letter Word (@BertKreischer)

9/18/2018
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Brant Krislop came to my apartment to talk about fun. We sat in my backyard, smoked cigars, and thought about what fun has meant to us over the years. Fun in childhood. Fun in adulthood. Fun with friends. Fun alone. The conversation itself was actually fun. Brett has a new special out on Netflix right now called Secret Time. My Road Dates Austin - September 19-22 Phoenix - October 27 New York Storyteller Show - October 30 Shooter Table Read in New York with Danish&Oneill- November...

Duration:04:06:43

#335: Pranks for the Memories (@Daniel_Sloss)

9/11/2018
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Daniel Sloss came over to my flat in Edinburgh to tell stories about all the pranks he and his friends have played on each other. They get down. And Sloss is not someone who takes it well so be careful. Sam Morril joined me on the intro, too. Daniel Sloss has TWO Netflix specials out today. Dark and Jigsaw. Check them out now. He's a great comic. Road Schedule I'll be in Austin at Cap City Sep 19-22. Phoenix for a storyteller show Oct 27 And my European tour goes Nov 16-Dec 9.

Duration:02:22:17

#334: Gas The Jews (@CountDankulaTV)

9/3/2018
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Count Dankula met me in Edinburgh, Scotland to tell me about his crazy ordeal being arrested AND CONVICTED of a crime for making a funny video on YouTube. It's a crazy state of things right now, all over the world. So come listen in to the Glaswegian (if you can understand the accent) tell about what he went through. The video will be posted on my site, arithegreat.com. Now, whether you find the video funny or not is of no consequence to the point. I personally found it quite funny. It made...

Duration:03:57:19

#333: Great Ball of China (@ComicMikeV

8/28/2018
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Mike Vecchione had me over to the apartment he shares with his partner Dan Soder to talk about his first trip to the Orient. He went to China for two weeks. What happens when you make your first trip to Asia is your mind just about explodes with new stimuli. So I was lucky to get Mike on mic as soon as he got home. Mike is an amazing comic and his new album, The Worst Kind Of Thoughtful, is out now. I'm going to be in Austin September 19-22 with Adrienne Iapalucci and in Phoenix...

Duration:01:57:31

#332: 9/11 Killed JFK (@DSGermain & @TimJDillon)

8/13/2018
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Tim Dillon and Dan St Germain came over to talk about conspiracy theories. Both those guys are way into that stuff so that's all they talk about anyway. Get Dan's brand new comedy album, No Real Winners Here at DanStGermain.net or wherever you buy albums. I think I said 500 times that it was called Bad At The Good Times but that was his old album. I messed up. Get No Real Winners Here. I mean, get both if you want. He's been funny for a long time. But definitely get No Real Winners Here....

Duration:02:43:09

#331: White China (@AndyCurtain)

8/1/2018
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Andy Curtain made his way from Shanghai to Montreal to tell me about the darkest sides of life in China. He's lived in Shanghai for a decade now and he REALLY knows what it's all about. Fun discussion with an intro appearance from my Edinburgh Fringe roommates. I'm in Edinburgh from August 2-26 every day at 6pm at the Hive. Go to AriShaffir.com or AriShaffir.com/tour for tickets to see me in Austin, Phoenix, England, Iceland, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Copenhagen, Belgium, Switzerland, The...

Duration:02:43:25

#330: Shroob (Shroom Noob) (@KevinIso)

7/9/2018
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Kevin Iso came over to my apartment to talk about shrooms. I know I've lost site of what it's like to be new to magic mushrooms, so I had Kevin come in to tell that side of it. He just started taking psychedelics so he was the perfect guest for this. Thank you ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic for sponsoring this episode of Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank. visit ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic next time you need a job filled. It's way easier than doing it yourself. My upcoming road schedule: Tickets at...

Duration:02:49:21

#329: Where To Next (@RolfPotts)

7/2/2018
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Rolf Potts brought over an old paper atlas to my apartment and we leafed through it and imagined all the places we want to go. Every page bringing new ideas for adventure. Rolf is a traveler. He's seen things and done things and been to places that make me envious and fill me with wonder. This is Rolf's second time on the podcast. He's a travel writer who wrote the book "Vagabonding" that I carried around with me to 3 countries, finally read on an island off Cambodia, and then carried to...

Duration:03:51:33

#328: Free Base (@RichVos)

6/21/2018
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Rich Vos and I sat in my backyard and talked about his days as a drug addict. Man, I love talking to addicts about their old days. He got DOWN! Tons of good stories. He's been sober for a while now so he really comes at it almost like he's observing another person that he knows really well. It's a fun talk. Rich Vos has a roast out that's available right now at VosRoast.com. I was at this roast. It was awesome. Norton, Quinn, Oakerson, Bonnie, Judy Gold, Florentine, even Luis J. Pick it...

Duration:03:28:03

#327: Cappereira (Nick Capper)

6/4/2018
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@CapperFlapper had me over to his apartment in Melbourne to talk about travel, farming, his deep sexual love affair with aboriginal history, and shitting. It was an all over the place conversation on one of the most sacred and drunk holidays in Australia, ANZAC Day.

Duration:02:53:51

#326: Bushcraft Party Boys (Robert Kelly & Joe List)

5/29/2018
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@JoeListComedy, @RobertKelly, and I packed our camping gear and went to the woods to do some camping and definitely not to chow down on each other's knobs like we need it to live. No. Just camping. We're bush crafters. And we're party boys. We're the Bushcraft Party Boys. Make sure to watch Michelle Wolf's new show, "The Break," on netflix now and every week each Sunday. And Adrienne Iapalluci is recording her CD at New York Comedy Club on June 3. Get tickets on their website.

Duration:02:10:37

#325: Festival Fun Uncle (Ryan Mirvis)

5/21/2018
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Ryan Mirvis (@RyanMirvis) is the festival queen. There's nobody who personifies good times at music festivals like Mirv. He met me at the Comedy Store the day after Mitzi's memorial to break down all his theories about having a blast at festivals. That means drugs. That means sex. That means music music music. And that means drugs. Also drugs. If you're on the fence about going to a festival near you this year, this podcast should throw you over the top.

Duration:03:02:06