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, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.
Bill Burr is one of the top comedic voices of his generation achieving success in TV and film as well as the live stage. Selling out theaters internationally, Bill is a regular with Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon and his Monday Morning Podcast is one of the most downloaded comedy podcasts on iTunes. Bill’s fourth hour-long comedy special, I’m Sorry You Feel That Way, is on Netflix. He will be seen alongside Kevin Costner in the upcoming film Black and White, and earlier this year he was seen alongside Elizabeth Banks in the film Walk of Shame. Bill guest starred in several episodes of Kroll Show on Comedy Central, was seen in the Paul Feig film, The Heat, alongside Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and in the Al Pacino and Christopher Walken film Stand Up Guys. Bill received raves for his recurring role of “Kuby” on the hit AMC-TV show, Breaking Bad, and he guest starred on Fox TV’s New Girl. His third hour-long special, You People Are All The Same, is available for download exclusively through his website and streaming on Netflix; his two critically acclaimed hour Comedy Central specials are available on Netflix and DVD.
“One of the most complex and exciting stand-ups working in America today. Like an idealistic hippy stuck inside the body of a testosterone-pumped US marine. He’s been likened to late great US comedians such as Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, but although he exhibits a similar brand of furious indignation, his observations and revelations are entirely his own. His angry, insightful act is an absorbing battle between his raw libertarian instincts and his refined liberal sensibilities.”
-- William Cook, The Guardian
A standup comedian for more than 20 years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. His comedy special “Joe Rogan: Live from the Tabernacle” was released in December 2012 via his website. Rogan previously starred in two hour long specials, “Talking Monkeys in Space” (2009) and “Joe Rogan Live” (2007), and released the CD’s “Shiny Happy Jihad” (2007) and “I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday” (2000).
Rogan is host of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” a twice-weekly long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes. Fans can watch the podcast on Ustream and the podcast can also be heard on Sirius XM’s “The Virus” channel.
Since 2002, Rogan has provided color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on Pay Per View, Spike Television and now on FOX. Rogan’s passion for MMA began with martial arts practice at the age of 13.
Film credits include Zookeeper and Here Comes The Boom. Rogan hosted the show Joe Rogan Questions Everything for the SyFy channel in 2013. Previously he hosted the high stakes game show “Fear Factor,” on NBC in 2011/12 and previously for six seasons on the network from 2001-2006. Prior to “Fear Factor”, Rogan played Joe Garrelli, the resident electrician on the hit NBC comedy series “NewsRadio.”
Rogan resides in Los Angeles and regularly performs stand-up locally and internationally.
I Kevin Christy was born and raised in Los Angeles CA. I have performed all over the country for very little money. You may have seen me on such shows as Mad Men, How I met you mother, Grey's Anatomy, Malcolm in the Middle C.S.I, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Bones, as well as other television shows whose names have been forgotten due to low quality. Amongst my friends and family I am know as being emotionally distant but extremely punctual.
Line up: Ari Shaffir, Kevin Christy, Bill Burr, Joe Rogan