Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
By: Ari Shaffir
A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.
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Andrew Santino, Ron Funches, Dan Soder join me in Montreal for live podcast from the Just For Laughs festival and talked about the topic of regret. I don't know. I choose topics. It was great, though. So much fun. Those guys kill. And Bert Kreischer joins me for the intro and adds some regret of his own.
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. At Danstgermain.net. Jesus. The whole reason we even got the idea to do the podcast in the first place was to use the opportunity to hype his album. And then I didn't even get that part right. I mean, come on. So please help me make up for that by making No Real Winners Here the top album on iTunes. Get it. It'll be a good purchase regardless of my mess-up. But now it'll also help get me out of a mistake. Please. Or if you don't buy albums, at least go listen to it on Spotify and tell Dan how you like it. No Real Winners Here. And Watch Tim Dillon on the Netflix 15 minutes sets. Streaming now. I'm in Edinburgh at the Fringe Festival every day at 6pm at the Hive. It smells like vomit and there's no cell phone reception. I love it there. You can get tickets ahead of time before they sell out and then pay what you want after the show. Or, I save as many seats as I can for walkups for no charge. But get there EARLY! In September I'll be in Austin at Cap City Comedy Club. October in Phoenix, November through Europe. Tickets on sale at arishaffir.com/tour Oh! And I forgot to remind you. Shroomfest is August 25-27 this year. Last minute efforts right now to get supplies. See you on the other siiiiide.
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 Netherlands, and Sweden. Go to ZipRecruiter.com/skeptic to find a qualified candidate to fill your job openings. Zip Recruiter was the sponsor today and if you're looking to hire somebody, support them as a thanks for supporting the podcast.
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 arithegreat.com Montreal - July 25-28 Edinburgh - Aug 2-26 Shroomfest - Aug 25-27 Austin - Sept 19-22 Phoenix ATC Fest - Oct 25-28 Iceland - Nov 16 Brighton - Nov 19 London - Nov 21 & 22 Manchester Nov 23 Dublin - Nov 25 Brussels - Nov 26 Amsterdam - Nov 27 Stockholm - Nov 29 Stavanger - Nov 30 Berlin - December 2 Copenhagen - Dec 4 Oslo - December 5
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 two more countries until I gifted it to another traveler in Indonesia. Check out his podcast, Deviate with Rolf Potts. My upcoming road schedule: Tickets at arithegreat.com Montreal - July 25-28 Edinburgh - Aug 2-26 Austin - Sept 19-22 Phoenix ATC Fest - Oct 25-28 Iceland - Nov 16 Brighton - Nov 19 London - Nov 21 & 22 Manchester Nov 23 Dublin - Nov 25 Brussels - Nov 26 Amsterdam - Nov 27 Stockholm - Nov 29 Stavanger - Nov 30 Berlin - December 2 Copenhagen - Dec 4 Oslo - December 5
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 up at VosRoast.com My next road dates are: San Fran June 21-23 LA (storyteller show) July 11 Montreal (standup and storytellers) July 26-29 Edinburgh August 2-26 Austin September 19-22 Phoenix (ATC Fest) October 25-27 Europe November 16-December 9 Tickets at arithegreat.com
@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.
@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.
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.
Chris Franklin met me in my AirBnB in Melbourne to talk about the bogan life. Franklin is a true bogan. The last of a non-dying breed. There are still plenty of bogans in the wild, although very few of them live in big cities. You can see them, though, if you look carefully. The mullet is always the giveaway. Join us as we learn about the national animal of Australia: The Bogan.
Mitzi Shore came into my life in my first 3 months of standup. I spent the next 10 years getting close with the owner of the Comedy Store. She passed away earlier this month. And I took the opportunity to share, but really to relive all the things I learned from her and all the times we had, good and terrible. She was a massive part of my development as a comedian. The most important part, really. So it's really unsettling having her gone for good. Join me as I come to terms with what Mitzi meant to me.