Show Sep 12 - 14

Headliner:
Ari Shaffir

Ari Shaffir

SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT SHOWING

NO COUPONS OR FREE PASSES

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.



Feature:
Mike Lebovitz

Mike Lebovitz

Mke began his comedy career at the age of six with clowning classes at the local JCC. He's been delighting and confounding audiences with his intoxicating brand of wild-eyed humor ever since.  Equal parts lovable and absurd, Mike's act careens from topic to topic with the force of a runaway freight train with a loose wheel and some questionable couplings. Audiences have described the experience as "spontaneous," "joyful" and "slightly terrifying." 

Mike cut his teeth in Chicago (not as painful as it sounds), where he was a member of the popular collective Comedians You Should Know and a regular contributor to WBEZ's weekly live literary magazine, The Paper Machete. He also co-curatored (with his buddy Junior) Señorita Weiner's Top Secret Humor Experiment and Ice Cream Social Club, Chicago's longest-running clandestine, nomadic comedy showcase and the original members-only ice cream social.

A burgeoning international star now based in New York, Mike has offended nostrils in Montreal as a "New Face" of the 2013 Just For Laughs, and in Switzerland where he won the international competition at the 2013 The Montreux Comedy Fest. Mike returned to Montreux in 2014 as the "Godfather" of the competition, that year he also recorded his debut album, Two Slob Household for Stand-Up Records. It is still possible that it may be released one day. In 2015 he appeared on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing.



Host:
Sammy Arechar

Sammy Arechar

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.



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