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Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

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Rank #30 in Comedy Interviews category

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Comedy Interviews
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A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

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A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

iTunes Ratings

5330 Ratings
Average Ratings
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380

Hilarious

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Ari Shaffir. You either love him, or you take yourself too seriously.

C. A. D.

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Either you love him or hate him !!!!! I personally think he’s great !!

iTunes Ratings

5330 Ratings
Average Ratings
4628
169
98
55
380

Hilarious

By Sn00pDugg - Apr 29 2020
Read more
Ari Shaffir. You either love him, or you take yourself too seriously.

C. A. D.

By Bruna1 - Apr 25 2020
Read more
Either you love him or hate him !!!!! I personally think he’s great !!
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Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank

Latest release on May 25, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 13 days ago

Rank #1: #193: Shiny Happy Jihad (@JoeRogan)

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Joe Rogan had me over to Freak Party studios to do an album commentary of his 2007 album, Shiny Happy Jihad. This is the first time I'm doing this where it's not the comic's first album. But I was there when Rogan was developing this material and I was there for the recording in San Francisco at Cobbs and I thought that added insight would make it way better to talk about this CD rather than his first CD. This is the longest podcast I've ever done. Hopefully iTunes won't have a problem with it. Emjoy your lives.

Nov 17 2014

5hr 4mins

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Rank #2: #88: Er Ah, Sports (Bill Burr)

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Bill Burr and I sat out on the patio of the Comedy Store one day and talked about Boston Sports. Bill grew up a homer in the homerist city in America. Sports, comedy, and conspiracy theories are all I want to talk to him about. It was a fun discussion and a good hour before we even got to the sports talk.

Nov 19 2012

2hr 18mins

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Rank #3: #277: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost (@HenryRollins)

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Henry Rollins met me in a hotel cafe in Edinburgh, Scotland to talk about travel. Henry goes all over the globe. He really likes to get off the beaten path and explore new places. I thought I liked seeing things, but Rollins takes it to a whole new level. He goes places I've never even heard of, met people I didn't know existed, done things I'd be too scared to do. It was such a fun conversation and it filled me with wanderlust. 

Sep 13 2016

3hr

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Rank #4: #203: Prison Rules (@Ali_Speaks)

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Ali Siddiq met me at the Comedy Store to talk about prison. I always knew prison life was hard, but damn. I didn't know about all of this. Ali spent 6 years locked away with some of the most violent criminals in Texas. This is a great episode and really fun and interesting. 

Jan 26 2015

3hr 20mins

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Rank #5: #159: Thrilled (@TomSegura)

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Tom Segura had me over to his palatial beach house to do an in depth analysis of his first album, Thrilled. It was a hilarious album and I'm glad he was able to give an inside look at how the bits came to be, his delivery style, and the problems he has looking back at the album. We treat it kind of academically. It's something I'd like to see a lot more comics do in the future and I'm so happy Tom was willing to do it here. The standup will be hilarious and the analysis will be instructive.

Mar 24 2014

2hr 36mins

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Rank #6: #213: 2 Years a Slave (@MadFlavor)

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Joey Diaz and I sat in his North Hollywood yard and talked about being two years into being a parent. It got way deeper than I expected. Diaz manages to bridge the worlds he was in between this 2 year old child of his, and his estranged daughter from his former life. And we got into his own 2nd year of life, his comedy life. And how he got started. Jesus. This one had a lot of stuff to it. 

Apr 06 2015

2hr 17mins

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Rank #7: #336: Fun is a Four Letter Word (@BertKreischer)

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Brant Krislop came to my apartment to talk about fun. We sat in my backyard, smoked cigars, and thought about what fun has meant to us over the years. Fun in childhood. Fun in adulthood. Fun with friends. Fun alone. The conversation itself was actually fun. 

Brett has a new special out on Netflix right now called Secret Time. 

My Road Dates

Austin - September 19-22

Phoenix - October 27

New York Storyteller Show - October 30

Shooter Table Read in New York with Danish&Oneill- November 11

European Tour - November 16-December 9

Sep 18 2018

4hr 6mins

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Rank #8: #323: Mitzi

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Mitzi Shore came into my life in my first 3 months of standup. I spent the next 10 years getting close with the owner of the Comedy Store. She passed away earlier this month. And I took the opportunity to share, but really to relive all the things I learned from her and all the times we had, good and terrible. She was a massive part of my development as a comedian. The most important part, really. So it's really unsettling having her gone for good. Join me as I come to terms with what Mitzi meant to me.

Apr 25 2018

3hr 38mins

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Rank #9: #128: Boozer (@BertKreischer, @JoeRogan, @AriShaffir, @RickyLundell)

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Bert Kreischer met me on the patio of the Comedy Store to talk about his history with alcohol. We covered how he got started, when it became a major part of his life, and where he stand with it now. It was a fun talk that got a little dark in a couple places when we discussed his ex and again when another comedian walked by. And Joe Rogan makes an appearance on the intro.

Aug 19 2013

2hr 30mins

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Rank #10: #105: Going Blind (@TomSegura)

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Tom Segura invited me to go to his new Barbie Malibu Beach House so we could talk about masturbating. Just two best bro dudes intimately talking about making their penises shoot out loads of semen. And then somewhere at the end we talked about drunk driving. I don't think we ever talked about masturbating while drunk driving but we should have at least brought it up, huh?

Mar 04 2013

2hr 13mins

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Rank #11: #150: Door Guy 3 (@DanishAndOneill)

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Jeff Danis and Ryan Oneill met me at the Comedy Store on a beautiful January day. We talked about working as an employee at the Store. It's a job a lot of us had and each era of door guy was different. This is about all the different positions we all worked in while we started comedy.

Jan 21 2014

2hr 58mins

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Rank #12: #179: A Fun Guy (@DuncanTrussell)

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Duncan Trussell invited me over to his sweet ass apartment to talk about magic mushrooms. I needed someone for a shroomfest episode this year and as soon as I realized I was gonna be in LA, I thought, "Oh! Duncan!" He's like a spirit guide for this stuff. So knowledgeable on the subject and so smart in his analysis. I hope everybody has a great #shroomfest. Be safe. Start looking for mushrooms for next year now. They stay good in a ziplock in the freezer. Happy Shroomfest!

Aug 10 2014

1hr 41mins

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Rank #13: #216: Tenement (Nick Mullen)

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Nick Mullen met me at my in New York to talk about his illegal living situation. Nick is a funny young comic who literally lives in tenement housing. We talked all about it and got into some existential stuff about comedy. And we took a fun walk around the Bowery to see his garbage neighborhood full of chuds.

Apr 27 2015

2hr 36mins

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Rank #14: #168: Bert Bert Bert (@BertKreischer)

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Bert Kreischer had me over to his house to talk about his first CD, Bert Bert Bert. This is the third one of these album analysis episodes I've done and it might end up as the most interesting. Bert recorded this years before he was ready. Years. It was super fun picking this apart with him. We get to mock a 5 year comic for being so foolhardy. Let it be a lesson to all of you. Slow down or you'll crash.

May 27 2014

3hr 7mins

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Rank #15: #153: Love (@DuncanTrussell)

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Duncan Trussell had me over to his new apartment to do a podcast. We ate a cookie, had some wine, and talked about love. Total coincidence that this is coming out for Valentine's Day, by the way. It was a really good discussion about how we get into relationships that may or may not be good for us. Then we played Occulus Rift and I almost barfed.

Feb 11 2014

3hr 1min

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Rank #16: #220: Gift of Garble (@BigJayOakerson

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Big Jay Oakerson had me over to his apartment to talk about the worst interviews we've been a part of. We both sat through the same horrendous interviewer at SXSW and that's what gave us the idea. Some people are really good at bringing stuff out of you. Other people, not so much. 

May 26 2015

1hr 41mins

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Rank #17: #347: Hot Tub Time Machine (@BertKreischer, @SteveRannazzisi, @DanishAndOneill, @MarkNorm)

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Bert Kreischer, Steve Rannazzisi, Ryan O'Neill and I sat in a hot tub in Park City and talked about the past. It was the first night of a week of skiing and storytelling shows and oh what fun it was. Mark Normand joined us a couple days later and after we all got home, he and I did the intro from the Comedy Cellar in NY. It was a fun podcast and probably the least clothed 4 way podcast I've ever done. Just sitting in a jacuzzi in Utah, talking shit. 

Feb 06 2019

3hr

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Rank #18: #370: Troll (Milo Yiannopoulos)

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Milo Yiannopoulos came over to my apartment to have one of my favorite talks ever on this podcast. It's a talk about trolling. Milo is one of the best in the world at it. This is gonna take you a week to listen to. The intro goes for 57 minutes alone. You can skip it if you want, but it's 53 minutes of content that you'll be missing about my own start in trolling. Trolls are the most maligned and misunderstood of all the world's artist. And I don't use the term "artist" lightly. Trolling is an art form. I've been looking forward to this episode for months now. And you're going to love it or ABSOLUTELY HATE IT. I hope you're the former. But if you're the latter, then we got you. You've been trolled. pWn3d.

Tour Dates

Nashville - Oct 17-19

San Jose - Nov 7-9

Chicago - Nov 16

tix at www.arithegreat.com

Oct 16 2019

4hr 34mins

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Rank #19: #100: Deliverance (Ryan O'Neill, Jeff Danis, George Saint Pierre, Nate Diaz, Ari Shaffir)

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Jeff Danis and Ryan O'Neill came by my apartment to talk about their jobs as grocery delivery drivers. Oh my god, there were so many hilarious stories. They're both comedians from the Comedy Store and their job is so ridiculous. For delivery drivers, there's a shocking amount of talk about nipples and Down syndrome.

Feb 07 2013

2hr 10mins

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Rank #20: #76: Ego (Bert Kreischer)

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Bert Kreischer invited me over to his Man Cave and we talked about our egos. For real. We talked about how we're hoping to keep it in check and what we're afraid of becoming. And we talk about when it's already gotten out of control. And we talked about Will Smith.

Sep 10 2012

2hr 26mins

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