You better get ready because you are about to see a lot more of Ari Shaffir on your TV screen, Shaffir’s new stand-up special, Paid Regular will debut on Comedy Central on Friday, January 16 at 12 midnight. That in and of itself is pretty awesome news for the comedian, but not even a week later on January 22nd, Shaffir’s new TV series, This Is Not Happening will debut on the network on January 22nd at 12:30AM. Awesome right? You can also see This Is Not Happening on the Comedy Central App starting January 12th.
Paid Regular, is a tribute to his origins as a stand-up comic. Shot in the Original Room of The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, California, the special shows Shaffir at home on stage as he explores the “hackiness” of racism, camping on mushrooms, UFC fights on acid, and all the small ways you too can challenge authority. It’s also going to hit stores on the 20th. So we’re going to dub next week Ari Shaffir week.
This Is Not Happening will run through the spring, bookended by the TV premiere of Ari’s first special, Passive Aggressive on Friday, March 13th. So maybe we’ll call it Ari Shaffir Spring?