• Comedian Damienne Merlina responds to Ari Shaffir after he blasts her in Comedy Central special (Video)

    When Comedy Central fans tuned in to watch Ari Shaffir’s one hour special, Passive Aggressive, they may have been taken aback by the smattering of nervous laughter that greeted the comedian during his set. Nervous because opening your big moment as a comedian, your hour-long special, with a prolonged, left-field attack on a relatively unknown fellow comedian is, um, certainly an interesting choice. Not to mention an antagonistic, off-putting and

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    Ari Shaffir’s ‘Paid Regular’ hits Comedy Central tonight so we interviewed him

    Ari Shaffir seems to be Comedy Central’s new “it” guy. This Friday night his new one-hour stand-up special Paid Regular debuts on Comedy Central at midnight EST. Shaffir’s web series This Is Not Happening has been promoted from the Internet to basic cable and the storytelling show will premiere its first televised season on Thursday night, Jan. 22 at 12:30 am EST. Plus, Comedy Central is going to air his

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    Ari Shaffir’s This Is Not Happening’s Comedy Central debut, one-hour special gets premiere date

    Ari Shaffir is getting promoted from the Internet to television in the new year. Shaffir’s storytelling stand-up series This Is Not Happening will make its television debut on Comedy Central on Thursday night, Jan. 22 at 12:30 am EST (technically the wee hours of Friday). This Is Not Happening originally debuted as a web series on Comedy Central’s website, CC: Studios, as part of their initiative to incubate original comedy

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    Aisha Tyler, Reggie Watts, Eddie Pepitone headlining Maui Comedy Festival (Video)

    As the temperature begins to drop in many parts of the country, there’s a special place where the country’s top comedians will migrate next month. The first annual Maui Comedy Festival will kick off Oct. 30 and will continue through the weekend. Taking place in Lahaina, Hawaii, shows will be headlined by Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, Eddie Pepitone, Nate Bargatze and many others. In addition to stand-up shows, Aisha Tyler

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    ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ renewed, Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome score show, plus Comedy Central’s full list of new and returning series

    Comedy Central has renewed Inside Amy Schumer for a third season and has greenlighted a new series titled Another Period starring Natasha Leggero (pictured) and Riki Lindhome (of Garfunkel and Oates fame) as well as Idiotsitter, co-created and starring Charlotte Newhouse and Jillian Bell. It’s little surprise that Inside Amy Schumer was re-upped, seeing as the sketch comedy series has become one of the most popular shows on Comedy Central

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    Todd Barry, Judah Friedlander, Ari Shaffir, more perform All Things Comedy first NYC live comedy show– get the details!

    All Things Comedy, the podcast and video network/comedian community founded by Al Madrigal and Bill Burr are presenting their first ever live comedy show in New York this tomorrow– that’s Weds, April 30 at The Stand. Judah Friedlander, Ted Alexandro, Dan St. Germain, Todd Barry and Ari Shaffir are scheduled to perform on the show, which starts 8 pm. Comedian Sean Donnelly is set to host. To snag your tickets

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    Comedy Central announces web series development slate; renews Ari Shaffir’s online storytelling show

    Comedy Central has always been excellent at keeping up with the times and not fighting the demand for free online content. Its online platform, CC: Studios, has announced its current development slate for its comedy web series. Among the projects is Strong Island, a show about two brothers who live with their mother on Long Island. It stars Artemis Pebdani from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Kevin “Dot Com”

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    Comedian Ari Shaffir has a message about the Montreux Comedy Fesitval (Video)

    Just in case you didn’t get the message the first time around, allow comedian and host of Skeptic Tank, Ari Shaffir tell you about the Montreux Comedy Fesitval, which goes down in Switzerland from Dec. 4 to Dec. 10. If you’re a comedian, you should know that this far-ranging festival is looking for the best up-and-coming comedians to participate. But you’ll have to earn your spot. The deadline to submit your

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    Lindsay Lohan, Adrien Brody, Michelle Rodriguez star in raunchy comedy (Red band trailer)

    What do you get when you let one of the country’s most talented (and incredibly raw) comedians Ari Shaffir, the ShamWow guy and a former comedy journo and comedian (Ken Pringle) write a feature-length script? If the just-released red band trailer for InAPPropriate Comedy is an accurate indication, the answer is one amazingly fucked-up movie. Oh, and you also get Adrien Brody – he’s won a fucking Oscar! – to

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    SXSW Comedy, Day 7: The Benson Interruption, Ari Shaffir and more!

    AUSTIN — On the seventh day, God rested. Not so for comedy at South by Southwest – we’re still driving forward with more performances and more laughs. Onward! The Sklar Brothers kicked off a series of performances at Esther’s Follies with a taping of their Sklarbro Country podcast, punctuated by the folksy sounds of Canadian band The Sheepdogs. The duo was warmly received by a rowdy audience in high spirits

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    Amazing new video shows the outing of a joke thief

    “There is only one rule in comedy: You don’t steal jokes.” says Eric Gruber, host of the Mostly Normal Show at the Hollywood Improv Lab. Gruber at his own show outed former comedian Jason Garrett who stole, with no change in phrasing or performance, jokes from late comedian Mitch Mullany. It’s the only rule that, as a comedian, you absolutely cannot break. There are plenty of rules and guidelines to

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