Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a “gifted comic unyielding in his art,” becoming “a real force to be reckoned with” (LA Weekly
Ari’s second hour standup special Paid Regular
premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive
, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust
was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari’s weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening
premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. 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. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening
will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central.
In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The 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 and averages over 100,000 downloads per week.
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 standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival
, San Francisco SketchFest
, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival
, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
For more information go to www.AriShaffir.com
Follow Ari on Twitter - @AriShaffir
My name is Sean Patton. I am a comedian based in New York and Los Angeles by way of New Orleans. I cut my teeth doing standup in the Crescent city and since have performed at Caroline's, The Comedy Cellar, Gotham, The Improv, UCBNY, UCBLA, The Melbourne International comedy festival (2011), The Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival (2008, 2010), and many other clubs around the US and Canada.
I made my Basic Cable debut on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" (2009) and my Network TV debut on "Late night with Jimmy Fallon" (2010). I also recently appeared on "Conan" (2011).
I love doing what I do. Some of you will love it too (thanks!), but some of you will not (thanks for coming) My big plans for the future are to continue sharing my comedy with as many people as possible and to one day fall in love with You. Yes, You, the person reading this bio right now. Don't worry about breaking my heart because I plan on turning the experience into material anyway. Later!
Ali Siddiq speaks comedy. Based in Houston, Siddiq has traveled the comedy circuit for over 15 years using wit, thought provoking punch lines, life experiences and perfect comedic timing to engage diverse racial, economic and cultural audiences through standup as a headliner, and through multiple other mediums as a writer, producer and host.
Starting at Just Joking in Houston, Siddiq begun to hone his talent by relentlessly pursuing the microphone and emerging as a weekly featured comic. Just Joking became the forum where he would create his brand, strengthen his comedic story telling skills and catch the interest of some of the most talented comedians in the industry. This interest proved fruitful as Siddiq went on to either tour or work with premier talent including D.L. Hughley, Bill Bellamy, Bill Burr, Cedric the Entertainer, Angela Johnson, Bobby Lee, Katt Williams, Eddie Griffin, Maz Jobrani, J. Anthony Brown, Bruce Bruce, Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley, and Kevin Hart.
Upon establishing himself as a strong performer whose culturally relevant humor penetrated multiple demographics Siddiq expanded his reach through television. Siddiq appeared on four seasons of BET's "Comic View", was a finalist on NBC Universal's "Stand Up for Diversity", appeared in the season finale of HBO's "Def Comedy Jam", appeared on BET's "One Mic Stand" and Bill Bellamy's "Who's Got Jokes" which aired on TV One. Adding to the stand up performances, Siddiq has also lent his voice and perspective on TV One's "Washington Watch" with host Roland Martin. This appearance evidenced his commitment to ensuring that his audience learn something as well as laugh.
Whether in front of the camera or behind the scenes Siddiq continuously delivers laughter. As a writer he has received credit on Bounce TV's "Off the Chain"; Showtime's "Chocolate Sundaes," and Showtime presents "Bill Bellamy: Crazy, Sexy, Dirty;" and Affirmative Action Stand Up. Additionally, Siddiq has worked in the capacity of a producer, writer, and voice talent in the production of Houston's Midtown Bail Bonds' commercial series which resulted in a surge of business for the company.
While diversifying mediums Siddiq continues to engage audiences on both domestic and foreign stages. Siddiq has traveled the globe performing in Germany, Holland, Brazil and London's Bloomsbury Theatre. He was humbled to be able to support the troops by performing in the USO Tour visiting South Korea, Guam, and Japan. On the home front he has most recently filled venues with laughter as the host of Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Tour, and as the headliner at the Houston Improv, Arlington Improv, Addison Improv, Comedy Time, J Spot, Laugh out Loud and the River Center. Siddiq was also a featured performer on Houston's Majic 102.1 FM's 35th Anniversary concert, sharing the stage with Grammy nominated Jill Scott and former Gap Band lead vocalist Charlie Wilson.
Recognized for his ability to connect with audiences Siddiq also uses that talent to connect with his community. Siddiq produces the Jive Turkey Comedy Jam which most recently collected can goods which were donated to the North Texas Food Bank. Additionally, he was the Keynote speaker at Texas Southern University's 2012 Freshman Orientation. Siddiq also performed at a Texas League of Young Voters Education Fund event which urged the audience to participate in the 2012 election with a set entitled "Vote for your Dayum Self."
Ali Siddiq's goal is to use comedy as a medium that helps the world to engage in conversations and realize that we as a people have more in common then we have different. He states "My philosophy is that happiness is laughter, laughter is comedy and comedy is therapy."
Start your therapeutic session with Ali Siddiq by purchasing his album on iTunes, Amazon, or CD Baby; following him on twitter (@Ali_Speaks) and Instagram (AliSiddiq); liking his Facebook fanpage (facebook.com/Ali.Siddiq.92); subscribing to his YouTube channel (youtube.com/alispeakscomedy); subscribing to his mailing list; or watching the Ladies Night Out Tour which is currently airing on Showtime.
Liza Treyger is from the former Soviet Union where jokes aren't allowed so she moved to America and has been telling jokes in Chicago and loving it. For close to two years she was creator and co-producer of one of Chicago's most loved weekly showcases, Riot Comedy. In the past year she's been able to travel the country performing with her friends and heroes in amazing venues and prestigious and super fun festivals.
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