NYC COMEDY WEEK PRESENTS: The Cringe Humor Show w/ Ari Shaffir, Jermaine Fowler, Mike Lawrence, Kurt Metzger, Paul Virzi, Sean Donnelly, and More!
16 & over
Spawned from the popular comedy website, CringeHumor.com. the Cringe Humor Show has been a fixture in the New York City Comedy scene for almost 10 years. Featuring the city's edgiest performers and top up & coming talent, past CH Show alumni includes Kevin Hart, Louis CK, Colin Quinn, Jim Norton, Judah Friedlander, Ben Bailey, and late greats Patrice O'Neal and Mike DeStefano
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 standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a “gifted comic unyielding in his art,” becoming “a real force to be reckoned with” (LA Weekly).
Ari’s second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari’s weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA’s most distinguished gentlemen’s club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central.
In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari 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.
Ari 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 standup 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.
For more information go to www.AriShaffir.com
Raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, Jermaine began performing stand-up in 2006 while still in high school. On his 20th birthday he moved to NYC on a Megabus with three pieces of luggage and a dream. Before building a buzz with stand-up, Jermaine was featured in promos for McDonalds, Sobe, and Sports Illustrated. In 2012, Jermaine was one of the “New Faces” at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and was invited back the following year to tape Funny as Hell for HBO. He’s toured nationally with College Humor, Comedy Central on Campus, and has one half of the internet sketch group BodegaCat Sanchez
, alongside Kevin Barnett. He’s been featured on two seasons of MTV2′s Guy Code, @Midnight
, and “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell
”. Now he’s the co-creator, writer, and star of a new TV series, “Friends of The People
” Tuesdays on TruTV. Now in LA, his stand up will be featured on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and has a development deal with ABC
to create his own sitcom.