It’s official, Ari Shaffir’s fantastic web series This is Not Happening is going to make the full transition from the Comedy Central digital production arm CC:Studios, to a full television show on the network beginning with an 8 episode run this fall.
This is Not Happening was an original web series developed by CC and has already run for two seasons online. It’s a hilarious storytelling show hosted by Shaffir and featured his hilarious comedian friends as a guest. The guests and Ari tell some of their craziest stories while on stage at Cheetahs, a gentlemen’s club in L.A.
Kent Alterman, Comedy Central’s original programming president spoke about signing the new show, “The only reason we are picking up This Is Not Happening is to prove we can incubate an idea digitally and then have it migrate to the linear channel.” Kent continued to say, “And also, it’s really funny storytelling with fantastic talent.”
If you haven’t familiarized yourself with This is Not Happening start with stories from Kumail Nanjiani, Kyle Kinane’s gang soundtrack, the one about T.J. Miller’s seizure, when Jay Oakerson saw some boobs, or the epic Ari, Bobby Lee, Steve Rannazzisi, Natasha Leggero bout.