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Ari Shaffir

Ari S-P-E-C-T

Heroes @ The Hive Cave: 5th – 27th August

It finally IS happening! American actor and comedian Ari Shaffir is returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand new hour of comedy. The Comedy Central star brings his new show Ari S-P-E-C-T to The Hive Cave from the 5th to the 27th August at 6.30pm.

‘The hardest working stoner in comedy’ (Maxim) brings his latest hour of unfiltered stand-up comedy to the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s raw. It’s dirty. It’s wall to wall jokes from one of United State’s biggest breakout standup stars. Ari has honed his craft performing at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. He is the creator and star of Comedy Central’s hit show This Isn’t Happening, in which Shaffir and his comedian friends tell hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at Los Angeles’s most distinguished gentlemen’s club, Cheetahs. The series has featured stories from Henry Rollins, Ron White, Jim Breuer, Al Madrigal, Nick Swardson and Artie Lange, amongst others. Ari is also a regular guest panellist on Comedy Central show @midnight and has appeared on Conan on TBS. He is working on his own scripted series for FX alongside fellow comedian Steve Rannazzisi and has had two hour stand-up specials on Comedy Central.

As well as TV and standup projects, Ari recently shot the feature Keeping Up with the Joneses alongside Jon Hamm, Zach Galifinakis and Isla Fischer, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. His podcast The Skeptic Tank is among the top rated on iTunes, averaging over 100,000 downloads a week.

What people have said about Ari Shaffir

“Ari Shaffir should change his last name to Shaffearless! It’s that honest kind of hilarious comedy that most people are afraid to do!”                                                                                                                Russell Peters

“Ari Shaffir is a rock solid, top of the line, American stand up comic. Out of the 7 billion people on the planet, he is one of the 100 funniest human beings alive. If you find someone that disagrees with that statement it’s because we live in soft times and a lot of fucking idiots make it to adulthood.”       Joe Rogan

“Ari Shaffir Is the real deal. A master story teller with balls of steel. If you are a fan of unfiltered comedy then you gotta see him live. He rocks!!!”                                                                                          Dave Attell

“I always go out of my way to watch Ari. He always has new material and isn’t afraid to make the crowd uncomfortable. One of my favourites”                                                                                                                                Bill Burr

For more information go to or follow him @arishaffir

Listings Information

Date:                5th – 27th August

Show:             Ari Shaffir: Ari S-P-E-C-T

Venue:             Heroes @ The Hive Cave

Address:         15–17 Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG

Time:               6.30pm

Price:              Pay What You Want or Advanced tickets Weekdays: £5, Weekends £7 / £6


For more information please contact Gaby Jerrard / Charlie Davies at [email protected] / [email protected] or on 020 3774 4676