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.
Come with me on a casual walk around the East Village of Manhattan as I match Brad's workout output in a revealing expose on the nature of his points during the workout challenge. Based on this new information, we can all forget the points, we know who's REALLY winning the challenge to see who puts in the most work. Well, actually, according to that, it's clearly Rogan. But we know who's really LOSING the challenge to see who puts in the most work.
Steve Bugeja had me over to his flat in Edinburgh to talk about Jewish summer camp. Steve was a counselor one year at a camp right around the corner from where I spent 6 summers as a camper. It was a fun conversation about sleep away camp in general and about the Jewish kind in particular. ROAD DATES Phoenix - Storyteller show - October 27 Los Angeles - Ari Shaffir: Jew - November 6 Brooklyn - Shooter: A Live Table Read (with Danish & Oneill) - November 11 European Tour - Ari Shaffir: Jew - Iceland, Brighton, London, Manchester, Dublin, Brussels, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Stavanger, Berlin, Copenhagen, Oslo, Zurich - November 16 thru December 9
Brant Krislop came to my apartment to talk about fun. We sat in my backyard, smoked cigars, and thought about what fun has meant to us over the years. Fun in childhood. Fun in adulthood. Fun with friends. Fun alone. The conversation itself was actually fun. Brett has a new special out on Netflix right now called Secret Time. My Road Dates Austin - September 19-22 Phoenix - October 27 New York Storyteller Show - October 30 Shooter Table Read in New York with Danish&Oneill- November 11 European Tour - November 16-December 9
Daniel Sloss came over to my flat in Edinburgh to tell stories about all the pranks he and his friends have played on each other. They get down. And Sloss is not someone who takes it well so be careful. Sam Morril joined me on the intro, too. Daniel Sloss has TWO Netflix specials out today. Dark and Jigsaw. Check them out now. He's a great comic. Road Schedule I'll be in Austin at Cap City Sep 19-22. Phoenix for a storyteller show Oct 27 And my European tour goes Nov 16-Dec 9.
Count Dankula met me in Edinburgh, Scotland to tell me about his crazy ordeal being arrested AND CONVICTED of a crime for making a funny video on YouTube. It's a crazy state of things right now, all over the world. So come listen in to the Glaswegian (if you can understand the accent) tell about what he went through. The video will be posted on my site, arithegreat.com. Now, whether you find the video funny or not is of no consequence to the point. I personally found it quite funny. It made me legitimately laugh. But that's also got nothing to do with it. The point is whether a government should be mandating what types of humor people should be allowed to put out. My next tour stop is in Austin on the 19th-22nd of September where I will be performing Ari Shaffir: Jew, followed by one night of shows and a storyteller show in Phoenix at the end of October. Then my European tour goes from mid-November till the end of December.
Mike Vecchione had me over to the apartment he shares with his partner Dan Soder to talk about his first trip to the Orient. He went to China for two weeks. What happens when you make your first trip to Asia is your mind just about explodes with new stimuli. So I was lucky to get Mike on mic as soon as he got home. Mike is an amazing comic and his new album, The Worst Kind Of Thoughtful, is out now. I'm going to be in Austin September 19-22 with Adrienne Iapalucci and in Phoenix October 27 with Big Jay, Schaub, Callen, and Theo Von. Go to AriShaffir.com for tickets to either show and my November/December European tour. This episode is brought to you by nobody. Enjoy, you worthless commies.
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