This Is Not Happening
TINHP features comics telling true and hilarious stories that fit each show’s chosen theme.
Ari Shaffir hosts.
Bill Burr is an American comedian or a comedian from the North American Union, depending on when you read this. He grew up outside of Boston, Massachusettsand did fairly poorly in school, despite the fact that he applied himself.
Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season ofChappelle’s Show, Bill developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that hasmade him a regular with Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon.
On November 11, Bill received a standing ovation for his sold out show atCarnegie Hall and the following night he received the prestigious Comedianof the Year Award from the Boston Comedy Festival; previous recipientsinclude Steven Wright, Denis Leary and Lewis Black. Bill is selling out theaters internationally with his second theater tour of Europe playing to standing ovations and rave reviews in London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Helsinki and Stockholm.
Bill was seen in two episodes on the 2011 season of the hit AMC-TV show, Breaking Bad and he was a contributing writer for the 2011 ESPYS hosted by Seth Meyers.
One of the most popular comedy podcasts on the web, Bill’s Monday Morning Podcast, is an off-the-cuff weekly rant that has become a fan favorite. Bill began the podcast in May of 2007 and has produced over 200 episodes. Bill’s short film, Cheat, had its World Premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and screened at the 2011 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Bill produced, co-wrote and stars in the film with fellow comedians Joe DeRosa and Robert Kelly. Based on a true story, the film follows three friends on a mission to pull off the perfect score.
Bill’s second hour Comedy Central special, Bill Burr: Let It Go, premiered onSeptember 19, 2010 to rave reviews and was released on DVD and as a digital audio download. The unedited version of the special is now available on Netflix.
The special was recorded in December 2009 at The Fillmore in San Francisco and captures the comic at the peak of his skills.
Bill can be seen in the Steve Carell & Tina Fey feature, Date Night, and his firsthour special, Why Do I Do This?, premiered on Comedy Central in the fall of 2008 to rave reviews and is now available on Netflix, CD and DVD.
In the near future Bill hopes to get married and have some kids. But until then,he will continue to spend most of his mid-afternoons sitting in his sweatpants learning AC/DC songs on his SG.
Bill is against organized religion and believes we should go back to the gold standard for our currency. None of his opinions are based on any sort of reliable information. He tends to go with his first thought, because reading makes him sleepy.
For more information go to www.BillBurr.com.
Follow Bill on Twitter - @BillBurr
Ari Shaffir: Standup comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He was a featured standup on the HBO comedy series Down and Dirty with Jim Norton and performed at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Toronto, the San Francisco SketchFest, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland. Shaffir’s satirical shorts “The Amazing Racist” for National Lampoon went viral on the Internet with millions of views. Additionally, he has appeared on TBS’s Conan, Comedy Central’s Jon Benjamin Has A Van, ESPN Classic’s Cheap Seats, and dozens of national commercials. Ari’s podcast is called The Skeptic Tank and he is a regular guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast.
Shaffir resides in Los Angeles where he is a regular at The Comedy Store, The Improv and The Laugh Factory. He also headlines around the country and frequently tours with Joe Rogan.
Harland Williams: Comedian and Actor Harland Williams is known the world over for his hilarious movie roles and outlandish stand up and sketch comedy routines. From his unforgettable roles in films such as Dumb and Dumber, There's Something about Mary, Half Baked, Rocketman, Sorority Boys, Down Periscope and many more. Harland has been described as a scene stealing actor whose unique portrayals of his characters keep them etched in the minds of filmgoers everywhere. Add to this his incredible stand up comedy routines, which have been seen on Letterman, The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brian, HBO, Comedy Central and everywhere else. Described as sharp, witty, unpredictable and original, Harland is the true master of joke telling and crowd interaction. His improvisational skills led to him winning the award for best improviser on NBC’s short lived prime time series, Thank God You Are Here (available on YouTube). Harland Williams is a rare comic artist who has managed to master both Stand Up and Sketch comedy and combine them both masterfully into his shows. Fresh, funny and always full of the unexpected, Harland’s incredible shows are not to be missed.