Guest Bio: Ari Shaffir is a stand-up comedian and also hosts the podcasts Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank and Punch Drunk Sports. The second season of his show This Is Not Happening premieres on Comedy Central on February 23, 2016.
Topics Discussed: Starting a podcast conversation; phones making your computer ring; becoming bionic; a better design for the human body; hoverboards; Segway owner drove off a cliff and died; DTV Shredder off-road vehicle video; four-wheeler ATVs; Argo ATVs; old people being taken advantage of; true crime television shows; chance of being murdered or hurt; Ari switching from an iPhone to a flip phone; voice recognition; Ari was the answer on a Washington Post crossword puzzle; recognizing an addiction; dealing with high people; Bob Costas; girls are a minority on television; The Walking Dead TV show; Joey Diaz no-showing to perform stand-up; Joey is special; stories about violent hecklers; hecklers; Dave Chappelle dealing with people shouting quotes from his TV show; people telling you to be better; comedian Mike Ward sued for making fun of someone who was terminally ill; Guy Earle ordered to pay money to a lesbian couple for making fun of them and calling them “dykes”; open mike comedians are terrible; faking anger and being edgy; Artie Lange making an “I can’t breathe” joke; death of Eric Garner; violent, aggressive police officers; choking someone; Eric Garner choking video; Artie will be on the new season of This is Not Happening; Joe likes how Ari is living his life; Ari visiting Thailand; watching Muay Thai fights in Thailand; Ari Shaffir and Duncan Trussell at the UFC throwing up illuminati signs and kissing on camera; Dana White; Anton LaVey’s wedding; Hank III; the wild and wonderful Whites of West Virginia; The Dukes of Hazzard TV show and Daisy Duke shorts; Ari getting recognized in Thailand; starting a messenger service with hot girls; R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet; sumo swords; a hypothetical taser/sword hybrid; Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie; would Batman or Superman win in a fight; Ex Machina movie; having bad taste in music; Grace Potter and the Nocturnals; Alabama Shakes; talk about cell phones; Milo Yiannopoulos lost his Twitter verification; people being sued for saying something; don’t support people you don’t like, don’t sue them; Guillermo del Toro movies; American Sniper movie; Chris Kyle and Jesse Ventura; you can be two things at once; problems with American Sniper; Foxcatcher movie and story; Bitcoin and the future of money; gender pronouns; Drag Me to Hell movie; Up movie; The Martian movie won a Golden Globe for best comedy/musical movie; Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie; Adam Driver; diversity in the new Star Wars movie; people forming relationships after traumatic events; Edge of Tomorrow movie; Frank Frazetta; Conan the Barbarian; Robert E. Howard; Jason Momoa; Arnold Schwarzenegger’s body; Ronnie Coleman; bodybuilder bodies; Bill Burr on Arnold Schwarzenegger; Jesus said some cool shit; was Jesus a real person; translations of the bible and the stories passed down through the centuries; crossbows suck; inaccuracies of arrows on The Walking Dead TV show; a bow and arrow is better than a crossbow; Sebastian Maniscalco; Sebastian’s bit on a bow and arrow; Andrew “Dice” Clay; being a character on stage; David Bowie and his death; David Bowie and Mick Jagger “Dancing in the Street” video; did Bowie and Jagger have sex with each other; more David Bowie talk; Sean Penn’s interview with El Chapo; the capture of El Chapo; Sean Penn is a bad motherfucker; great actors; Frances McDormand; is Ari enjoying his success; doing stand-up comedy in Thailand; where Ari plans to go in the future; India; Eddie Bravo getting phone calls for prescriptions and trolling the telemarketers; fax machines; Ari’s new hour.
My Thoughts: A nice casual flowing conversation covering a wide range of topics.
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