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Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour stand-up specials and his own late night TV series coming up, Shaffir and his “gifted comic unyielding” are becoming “a real force to be reckoned with” (LA Weekly).
Shaffir’s second hour stand-up special "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular," recently premiered on Comedy Central. His first hour special, "Passive Aggressive," premiered on Chill.com in February 2013 and will premiere on Comedy Central in March 2015. His stand-up album "Revenge for the Holocaust" was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere.
In addition to his TV and stand-up projects, Shaffir also hosts the wildly popular podcast "The Skeptic Tank," a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes “to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.” The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week.
Shaffir is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series "@midnight" and has appeared on "Comedy Underground with Dave Attell," both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime’s "The Green Room with Paul Provenza," Comedy Central’s "Brody Stevens: Enjoy It," and HBO’s "Down & Dirty with Jim Norton," and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film "InAPPropriate Comedy." He performs stand-up to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.
Mike Lebovitz's comedy career began at the age of six with clowning classes at the local JCC. He's been delighting and confounding audiences big and small ever since with his offbeat, yet accessible brand of humor.
An accomplished actor, director and writer as well, he draws from a broad range of disciplines in building his act which uses outlandish viewpoints and subversive turns of phrase to highlight the inherent absurdity of being. He doesn't point out life's little quirks, he revels in them!
Mike's a member of the popular Chicago-based collective Comedians You Should Know.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Sammy Arechar is a bad boy. His sense of humor and his stage presence that is often described as "personified chicken salad" has landed him gigs opening for nationally touring comedians such as T.J. Miller, Matt Braunger, Garfunkel and Oates, Johnny Pemberton, Josh Fadem, Moshe Kasher, and Ari Shaffir, along with festivals such as the Milwaukee Comedy Festival, the 2014 Comedy Exposition of Chicago, RIOT LA, and the Limestone Comedy Festival. His hobbies, along with telling jokes on stage, are looking handsome, seeing what's on TV, and seeing what's in the fridge.