Episode Number: 623
Episode Guest: Ari Shaffir
Original Airdate: March 9, 2015
Episode Sponsors: LegalZoom, MeUndies, Onnit
Guest Bio: Ari Shaffir is a stand-up comedian and hosts his own podcast Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank. He also has a special premiering on Comedy Central on March 13, 2015 at 11:59 PM called Passive Aggressive, which is also available now at arishaffir.com.
Topics Discussed: Ari’s billboard; his old apartment; comics starting out; advice from older comics; Russell Peters; getting passed at The Comedy Store; his apartment; Ari’s early days; meeting Joe; medicinal marijuana; working high; types of weed; doing sports high; Joey Diaz’s drug use; meeting Joey Diaz; working with Joey; becoming a paid regular at The Comedy Store; fraternity of The Store; The Store changing people; Ari’s Comedy Central show; the billboard over his old apartment; DVRs; TV ratings; discovering new things; physical comedy; influences; musicians; Smashing Pumpkins; Billy Corgen; Courtney Love; Hole; Kurt Cobain conspiracy theories; opium; drugs in the wild west; marijuana; smoking the peace pipe; Indians; Native Americans; Amerigo Vespucci; Suge Knight hit and run video; could you murder someone; killing Ted Bundy; killing Bill Cosby; drugging women; Spanish fly; Joe Diaz dosing people with weed; Ronda Rousey; Roy Jones Jr.; Roy Jones Jr. vs. Virgil Hill. Cris Cyborg; UFC’s women divisions; Mike Tyson fights; Tyson’s one man show; Tyson walking to ring quote; buying a car; having money; does pollution and dirty water impact fruit; fruit trees; Ari’s flip phone; pros and cons of having a flip phone; texting to send a Tweet; amber alerts; circumcision; Instagram; editing podcasts; editing his TV show; storytelling; working with a company like Comedy Central; American Sniper; Clint Eastwood; Howard Stern’s thoughts on podcasts; Ari’s act; Tom Cotter; Howard Stern; why podcasts are good compared to radio; Dom Irrera; George Carlin; Bill Cosby; comedy hall of fame; ghost in The Store; Big Jay Oakerson; Big Jay Oakerson crying; PETA; doing safer things; becoming irrelevant; Howard Stern; Jon Jones and cocaine compared to Joey Diaz and weed; Aaron Pryor vs. Alexis Arguello; Panama Lewis. Henry Cooper vs. Muhammad Ali; boxing is boring; Mayweather vs. Pacquiao; boxing on NBC; going to Thailand.
My Thoughts: Ari is always worth a listen.
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