NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 – Ari Shaffir has been a fixture on Comedy Central in 2015 with the world premieres of one-hour stand-up special Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular and storytelling stand-up series This Is Not Happening. He caps off an already stellar year with the world television premiere of “Ari Shaffir: Passive Aggressive,” debuting on Comedy Central on Friday, March 13 at Midnight ET/PT. For fans that can’t wait for Shaffir’s new material, the special will be available on March 13 on CC: Stand-Up Direct.
Filmed at the renowned Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY, this hour of standup is an act of defiance against responsibility. The special pays tribute to all the things we think but don’t say, letting us in on why we talk to people we don’t like, why you shouldn’t live with your spouse, and why walking around your apartment naked eating Chinese food is the true meaning of life.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Upwill feature preview clips from the special. Fans can follow Shaffir on Twitter at @AriShaffir, and tweet using the hashtag #PassiveAggressive to join the social chatter around the special.
“Ari Shaffir: Passive Aggressive” will be available on March 14 in the Comedy Central App to fans that sign in via their cable or satellite provider. The Comedy Central App is available for free for iOS on the App Store, on Chromecast, for Android on the Google Play store, and for Xbox One.
The extended and uncensored version of “Ari Shaffir: Passive Aggressive” will be available for download on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Vudu and Google Play on April 6.
In addition to his TV and stand-up projects, Shaffir 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.
Shaffir 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 TBS’ “Conan,” 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 stand-up to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. His stand-up 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 Shaffir: Passive Aggressive” is executive produced by Shaffir, Marc Hustvedt, Brian Norgard, Jesse Albert, Michelle Caputo, Justin Edbrooke, Rich Super and Sam Saifer.
Comedy Central, the #1 brand in comedy, is the home for the biggest names in stand-up including recent one-hour specials from Daniel Tosh, Kevin Hart, Gabriel Iglesias, Amy Schumer, Anthony Jeselnik, Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Pete Holmes, Bill Cosby, Jeff Ross, Nick Kroll, Patton Oswalt, Jim Gaffigan, David Spade, Tracy Morgan, and more.
Comedy Central stand-up series include “Adam Devine’s House Party,” “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail,” “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution,” “The Half Hour,” “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell” and “This is Not Happening.”
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