The American Invasion: Ari Shaffir

August 3, 2018

  When we spoke to Ari Shaffir a few years ago, Thomas Black quizzed him on the Edinburgh hour compared to the American model of writing a show with the aim of just being funny […]

You have to be joking? Ari Shaffir

July 6, 2018

The joke that you loved but no one else did? I swear to god I can’t think of any right now. I’ve thought about it for two days. I know there are some that fit […]

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

September 1, 2016

Two things are striking about Ari S-P-E-C-T. The first is that it’s a great name and fun to say, the second is that it’s very American. Shaffir, in fact, makes it something of a mission […]

Ari Shaffir live interview with Thomas Black.

August 15, 2016

  Thomas Black talks to American stand up Ari Shaffir about the American approach to writing and performing an hour of stand up compared to the typical thematic driven Edinburgh Fringe show. They also talk […]

Ari Shaffir Q&A – Edinburgh Fringe 2016

July 23, 2016

Edinburgh, the Fringe, why bother? The reason I bother is because I get off on seeing tons of different styles and techniques that I don’t see in the US. I’m excited to be in Edinburgh […]

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