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174 minutes | 19 hours ago
#407: Obsessive Obsessive Compulsive Compulsive Obsessive Compulsive Compulsive Obsessive Compulsive Compulsive Compulsive Obsessive Obsessive Obsessive Compulsive Obsessive Obsessive Compulsive Compulsive Compulsive Obsessive Obsessive (with @EliSairs)
Eli Sairs came over to talk to me about his OCD. He's got it bad. And it's all wrapped up with Jesus, too, which makes it even harder to deal with. The levels this guy has to go through just to make through basic life stuff is astounding. I bet he eats box really thoroughly, though. Didn't ask him about that. I wish I had. Follow Eli Sairs @EliSairs on Instagram Click here for Eli's podcast, The Roast Ghost. Follow me @AriShaffir on Instagram Sign up for my patreon. Patreon.com/AriShaffir The Music Alt J - Interlude Bill Withers - Lovely Day Brand New Heavies - Dream On Dreamers Kid Cudi - Trapped In My Mind Daniel Johnston - Devil Town Thank you to my sponsors: DHM Detox. Go to NoDaysWasted.Co/Skeptic30 and use promo Skeptic30 for 30% off your order THIS WEEK ONLY. Manscaped. Trim your pubes or your gross nose hairs, you animal. Manscaped.com and use code "skeptic" for 20% off your order and free shipping!
136 minutes | 7 days ago
#406: Oh, The Horror! (Zac Amico)
Zac Amico told me some amazing stories about producing low budget horror movies. Zac is a hilarious comic and podcaster and he's also a producer of films for Troma, one of the greatest pulp horror makers of all time. We talked about the history of this kind of campy, low budget horror. Why they always seem to have ditzy bimbos. Where the ridiculous titles come from. All of it. Plus I did the intro from an abandoned cemetery for maximum effect. Watch Zac's horror podcast, Zac Amico's Midnight Spookshow,. catch him hosting Catalyst Wrestling or follow him on instagram at @ZacIsNotFunny. I'd tell you to go watch his movie that he made, Shakespeare's Shitstorm, but the last screening happened on Friday so unless it becomes a cult classic, you're gonna have trouble watching it. But I heard it was really good. You can watch the entire podcast at YouTube.com/AriShaffir if you want to see what monsters Zac and I actually look like. And please subscribe to my Patreon.com/AriShaffir for bonus content, a way longer introduction to this episode, and really just o support me so I can keep doing the outsider stuff I like doing sometimes without having to worry about the financial impact it'll have on my life every time I lose all my sponsors just because I love crossing the line 3 times a year or so. Thank you to my sponsor, KushyDreams.com. They make great CBD smokeables that I actually love smoking myself. It gets you re-laaaaaaaaxed for real. Use promo code "Ari" for 20% off your first order. I tried talking them down to 15% but they were pretty adamant they were gonna do 20. And they thought it was weird that I asked them to change it. The Music DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Nightmare on My Street Ramones - Pet Semetery The J Geils Band - Fright Night Rudy Ray Moore - The Player
88 minutes | a month ago
404: Talkin' Baseball (Lip Reading) with Jimmy O'Brien of Jomboy Media
Jimmy O'Brien from Jomboy Media came over and we had a great talk about baseball. Jimmy is crazy about the sport. And we share favorite teams! The greatest sports franchise of all time, The New York Yankees. Jomboy has these amazing videos on Instagram that you should all check out. He l it’s how to read lips so he somehow gives insight into what is actually being screamed at opposing players during fights and stuff. It’s awesome. Check it out at https://www.instagram.com/jomboymedia/ The live table read for Legion of Skanks has been moved to a live FREE YouTube event. 8pm EST/5pm PST Sunday October 18. Tune in at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENotTCaaOOE&feature=youtu.be Thank you KushyDreams.com for sponsoring this week’s episode. Enter promo code “Skeptic” at KushyDreams.com for 20% off your first order. Sign up for Ari’s Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/skeptictank The Music Jon Fogerty - Center Field Mrs Robinson - Paul Simon (live at Yankee Stadium) The Intruders - Love Is Like A Baseball Game Kenny Rogers - Baseball Song
70 minutes | 2 months ago
#403: Mailbag (with Joe Derosa and Louis Katz in the park)
Joe Deros and Louis Katz met me in a park on the outskirts of Chinatown just to shoot the crap. Derosa and I drank Natty Lights. Katz kept his mask on the whole time. We got stared at by old Chinese people. A black dude named Freedom talked to us for far too long. It was a fun episode in the record-anywhere spirit of the Skeptic Tank. The mailbag part of it is something I do on my patreon. Patreon.com/SkepticTank. The Skanks table read live Pay Per View is Sunday, October 18 at 8pm Eastern time. You can get tickets here. The Sunday show at Stress Factory is What's Your F**king Deal. Big Jay hosts it. I'm either doing audience mic or doing the last set. The Friday and Saturday shows are just regular standup headline sets by me. Sunday is the only weird one. Come to both if you want, they'll be completely different. Get tickets here. On my patreon, I do solo versions of mailbag questions from fans, sex/dating advice, arrest stories, and travel tales that I call Plogs. Also, I often put out ahead-of-time releases of podcasts before they go out to the public. Please join up to support me at patreon.com/arishaffir This episode is literally brought to manscaped.com. Use promo code "Skeptic" to get 20% off your first order and FREE shipping. For real, I would not have done this episode if they weren't paying me. I would have just taken the week off. So thank them for making it happen. If you're gonna trim your balls anyway, why not let Manscaped.com trim them for you?
269 minutes | 2 months ago
#402: 2020 State of the Union Part 2 w/ Dave Smith
Dave Smith and I finish the last 4 hours of the craziest year of our state of the union podcasts we've ever done. There was just so much going on. We got into politics, the press, war, the way everybody's turning on each other, and the role of government. Dave was giving me eyes the whole time like he wanted more than just talk, if you get my drift. I Check out Dave's podcast "Part of the Problem" if you want more political talk. Check out Dave's other podcast "Legion of Skanks" if you want to hear a guy who knows how to shut up about what happened after this podcast that we can never take back if he doesn't want to get muted. The Music Public Enemy - State of the Union John Lennon - All I Want is Some Truth Grimskunk - America Bruce Springsteen - This Land Is Your Land Joe Rogan - Hugh Hefner Please help support me at patreon.com/SkepticTank so I don't have to cry every time I lose a sponsor because I can't help but bring bestiality into an ad read if I think it's funny.
253 minutes | 2 months ago
#400: Shoot To Kill (@DanishAndOneill) Ryan Oneill and Jeff Danis of Beach Cops and Boner City USA fame join Skeptic Tank to talk about getting shot at from 5 feet away and living to tell about it.
Ryan Oneill and Jeff Danis come on to talk about some criminal mastermind shooting 3-5 gunshots at Oneill from about 4 feet away. Unfortunately the guy missed. But something good will come from it. And the good is that D&O, The Danish and O'Neill, The Beach Cops boys are able to come on Skeptic Tank to talk over the harrowing experience. Harrowing for Ryan. Jeff was changing his kid's diaper or something, which I guess is also harrowing. Probably more harrowing when you think about it. Check out Beach Cops on Patreon. It's the best way to support them. $5 a month can keep these lunatics making crazy stuff. Patreon.com/BeachCops The Music Bruce Springsteen - Point Blank Pat Benetar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot TLC - Survivor Cat Stevens - I’m Gonna Get Me A Gun Thank you Kushy Dreams for sponsoring this week's podcast. Enter promo code "Ari" for 20% off your first order at KushyDreams.com Join the Skeptic Tank Patreon at Patreon.com/SkepticTank New secret content every week. 4 different podcasts at the same place. Or the 6th and Jump Patreon at Patreon.com/6thAndJump New full video episodes ever Friday! It's here now because it kept getting taken down. It's still available on your podcast player for the audio only version. But this is where the video will live. Meet us at the chapel!
262 minutes | 3 months ago
#399: e-Rage: (@SteveRannazzisi, @ShaneMGillis, & @PhilanthropyGal) (backlash, death threat, bomb scare, rape threat, cancel culture, 9/11, SNL, online anger, backlash, mob, corinne fisher, shane gillis, steve rannazzisi, twitter)
I'm playing Royersford, PA on Sunday. Mark Normand is opening (probably). 6pm show is sold out, 9pm show just added. https://nightout.com/events/arishaffir9pm/tickets or arishaffir.com for tickets. Steve Rannazzisi, Shane Gillis and Corinne Fisher came over to the Skeptic Tank Studio to talk about what it's like going through a mass internet backlash. It has many names, online mobs, cancel culture, outrage, but I like to call it e-rage. We talked about the similarities in all their situations while we detailed each of their experiences in more depth. I've been trying to get this podcast done for literally years and it did not disappoint. One of the most interesting conversations I've ever hosted on Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank Please subscribe to Patreon.com/AriShaffir to help me survive the next e-rage that hits me so I can go on making the content that interests me without having to worry or edit myself based on the financial implications of that decision. And there are also bonus podcasts each week. So, win-win. Each of today's guests have their own podcast. Give them each a chance by listening to at least one episode and seeing if maybe they'll make it into your rotation. Steve Rannazzisi has a podcast called "What's The Odds" Shane Gillis has a podcast called "Matt And Shane's Secret Podcast" Corinne Fisher has a podcast called "Without A Country" The Music Hole - Violet The Bee Gees - I Started A Joke Shirley and Company - Shame, Shame, Shame The Beatles - Revolution
183 minutes | 3 months ago
#398: Simps Up, Ho's 'Round (@KerrynFeehan)
Kerryn Feehan came over to tell me about this wild world of getting dudes to just send you money. For nothing. I mean, legitimately for nothing. And then we started talking and she started telling me about how to get them to send you way more money for doing at least a little something. It's a crazy world we live in and it's full of simps. Also, we will tell you what a "simp" is while you listen to the episode. I honestly loved this one. I found it so interesting and entertaining and I hope you guys like it as much as I did. This episode is brought to you by my subscribers at Patreon. Go to Patreon.com/AriShaffir to support this podcast and to listen to bonus episodes, travel stories, and early releases The Music Flying Lizards - Money, That's What I Want Cardi B - Money Danny P - Simp Song Kanye West - Gold Digger
130 minutes | 3 months ago
#397: Loss Prevention Officer (@JoeListComedy) The hilarious tales of his time stopping thieves like me. (sears, stealing, mall cop, I hate myself, tuesdays with stories, tuesgays
Joe List came over to tell me about his years working theft prevention at a Sears outside Boston. These are great stories about being exactly my enemy at one of my passions, shoplifting. Put this podcast down and go right now to watch Joe's new standup special, "I Hate Myself" on YouTube now. And check out his podcasts, "Tuesdays With Stories" and "Mindful Metal Jacket" This episode is brought to you by Kushy Dreams. Go to KushyDreams.com and enter promo code "Ari" to get 15% off your first order. It was their life's mission to sponsor a podcast where a comic talks about ways around paying for things from stores that went out of business due to too much loss from shoplifting. I've done right by my guidance counselor, Mrs Rabinowitz. She said she believed in me despite what my efforts showed and now she's right. RIP. Boston is home to the Super Beef Threeway.
129 minutes | 4 months ago
#396: Music is for Drugs (@AriShaffir)
I took too many whatevers and went on a deep dive into the way music is a response to social events and drug use. It's a solecast originally on my patreon. Join, if you want, at patreon.com/arishaffir This episode is proudly brought to you by YoKratom.com. Yo Kratom: The home of the $60 Kilo. The Music Betty Blowtorch - Big Hair, Broken Heart LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge Peter Frampton - Do You Feel (Like I Do) New Order - Blue Monday
161 minutes | 4 months ago
#395: New Dog Old Tricks (Justin Silver) (....... Dog, Training, puppy, trainer, the, language, of, dogs, skeptic, tank, bandit)
Justin Silver, heralded dog trainer from the @TheLanguageOfDogs instagram page and the book by the same title, comes in to tell me how he got started training dogs, the methods he uses to get dogs listening, and how he's probably going to vote for me for president of Legion of Skanks. He explains all this stuff so clearly. As a dog owner, this one was really really helpful in addition to being funny as heck (sorry for the cuss). Make sure to check out Justin's page @TheLanguageOfDogs for tons of helpful video tips you can use on your own pup. The Music Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog Jerry Reed - Bandit Band on the Run - Band on the Run Geggy Tah - Gina Nick Cannon - Stand Up For What
225 minutes | 4 months ago
394: Doing Rails (w/ Nick Cody) (nick cody virus train o&a portland australia myanmar shah shan state food poisoning toilet quarantine hotel bill burr 7 more minutes philly rant mid-flight brawl heggie luke
Nick Cody joined me from Melbourne, Australia to tell me about his epic trip he took across America at 19 years old. Went from Portland to NY by train to save like $90. Idiot. But also very cool. The entire trip was just so he could go see the O&A show where Bill Burr would end up doing his Philly rant that I always refer to as "7 more minutes" and that still makes me laugh. Nick was in the audience for that amazing comic/crowd fight and I'm so jealous of that and this whole trip. Listen to Nick's podcast, "Mid-flight Brawl" on Apple podcasts or anywhere else (this link is just for Apple I guess) Follow Us on Instagram @TheNickCody @AriShaffir The Music Sister Rosetta Tharpe - This Train (great song that made me cry) The O'Jays - Love Train Soul Asylum - Runaway Train Bill Burr - Philly Rant (still made me laugh 15 years later)
111 minutes | 5 months ago
#393: Shaped Like a Human Question Mark (@CarmenComedian)
Carmen Lynch was a scoliosis nerdburger in hight school. She wore a back brace and couldn't make friends. She came on the podcast this week to tell me about it. How she dealt with having scoliosis at such an important age and how it's helped shape who she's become now. Get it? Shape? Anyway, she's a very well respected comic in NY. Ask any comedian in the city about her and they'll tell you she's really funny. Her new album, Vertically Challenged is available today! Purchase Vertically Obese to help support Carmen Lynch and keep her doing what she should be doing, telling jokes to drunk fools. https://music.apple.com/us/album/vertically-obese/1518498893 Follow Carmen on Instagram! Follow me on Instagram! Join my Patreon for bonus episodes, a forum for the podcast, and to help support me through my bi-yearly cancellations. The Music HiM - Scoliosis The Dickies - She's a Hunchback 8 Ball & MJG [feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Project Pat] - Relax and Take Notes Tito Lopez - The Blues
114 minutes | 5 months ago
#392: NYC Street Fair (@JoeDerosaComedy & @PhilanthropyGal) tags: Corrine Fisher Joe Derosa NYC Drink Street Drinking outdoors guys we f*cked 3 more weeks cocktails to go
Corrine Fisher and Joe Derosa came to the studio to talk about the awesome and unique state NYC boozers find themselves in. It's summertime and none of the bars allow indoor seating. So many of them have gone to window service. You can get cocktails, beers, wine, and frozen drinks TO GO! It has turned the entire city into a giant street fair. It's amazing and people are really turning into their alcoholic butterflies.
124 minutes | 5 months ago
#391: Cops (@BigJayOakerson)
Big Jay Oakerson came to the studio to talk to me about Cops. His favorite show in the history of television just got BLMed so he's in a bit of a state of mourning. And when I say favorite, I mean of the 150 times I've stopped by his apartment, he's been watching Cops 80 of those times. I honestly don't know what else he does with his time. Big Jay is a hilarious comic. Check out his instagram and twitter at @BigJayOakerson and all his tour dates at Bigjaycomedy.com The Music A$AP Rocky - Dreams Inner Circle - Bad Boys KRS One - Sound of the Police The Strokes - NY City Cops
219 minutes | 5 months ago
390: Gingie Whisker (@CheetoSantino)
Andrew Santino met me for the last podcast in my quarantine to talk about the wet brown devil, whisky. Bourbon, Scotch, Rye, you know what I'm talking about. It's my favorite alcohol. For when I want to smoke cigars, for when I want to be surly, for when I want to relax, for when I'm drinking. Andrew is a hilarious comic and you should DEFINITELY go see him if he's in your town. But since that looks like it might never happen again, watch his show "Dave" on FX. It's as funny as you can get for not being standup. If you want to order the shroomfest shirt, you have till Thursday to get it in time for the holiday. Wear it with pride. https://podcastmerch.com/products/shroomfest-2020-presale-shirt?utm_source=shortlink&utm_lkey=i7h0e The Music Willie Nelson - Whisky River Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whisky Flamin Groovies - Whisky Woman The Dubliners - Whiskey In The Jar Muddy Waters - Whisky You Ain't No Good
123 minutes | 5 months ago
#389: Sam Morril's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again
Sam Morril hung out with me in my backyard to tell me what he's been missing lately. He's so damn funny. Please everybody watch his new special, "I Got This" on YouTube now. I guarantee he'll be a household name to anybody who like standup at all in the next two years. He's too funny not to be known. And we just talked about stuff he's been missing. A lot of it made me realize that I miss the same thing. Watch Sam's Special here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xo3Fq7GGWk&t=334s 1) Sports 2) Movies 3) Comedy 4) Social Anxiety 5) Smell of Pizza The Music Lou Monte - Pizza Boy USA Lil Bow Wow - Basketball The Drifters - Saturday Night At The Movies Chris Rock - How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Cops This episode is brought to you by Patreon. Join my Patreon to get an extra episode every week (pretty much but also sometimes you get two episodes so whatever, it works out for you. Lately I've been doing these travel stories that go along with a picture I took from my travels but then I also do mailbag episodes) at http://www.patreon.com/SkepticTank
159 minutes | 6 months ago
388: Free Hong Kong (@IAmGarron)
Garron Kertnen Chiu met me at a Hong Kong comedy club to tell me about the protests for autonomy that have been going on there over the past year or so. All the important details, like how do you get tear gas out of your eyes, protesting on shrooms, and much more! It's a real Skeptic Tank classic. And this episode almost definitely inspired similar protests all over America. Am I a hero? Yes.
121 minutes | 6 months ago
#387: Mark Normand's 5 Things I Can't Wait To Do Again (@MarkNormand)
Mark Normand, fresh off the success of his new special "Out To Lunch" (available now on YouTube), met me on the deserted streets of New York to play the 5 things we miss game. We probably got to like 2. Maaaaaaaybe 3. But who cares really? Mark is hilarious and this episode was funny as crap with broccoli. I should legitimately have this guy on once a month. Make sure to watch Mark's special, "Out To Lunch" now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDolNU89SXI&t=170s This episode is brought to you by http://sheathunderwear.com. Use promo code "Ari" to get 20% off your first order! The Music Counting Crows - Round Here Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner Missing Persons - Walking in L.A. Sex Pistols- Pretty Vacant
189 minutes | 6 months ago
#386: The Revenge Robber (@MadFlavor)
Joey Diaz is one of my all time stealing heroes. He is an inspiration to shoplifters everywhere. Even though he's semi-retired since having a child, his legend lives on. This episode is all about stealing. From one of the former greats to a current title contender. Please steal this episode. This episode is brought to you by sheathunderwear.com. Use promo code "Ari" to get 20% off your first order. The Music The Smiths - Shoplifters of the World Unite Temple of the Dog - Hunger Strike Max Romeo - Stealing in the Name of Jah Etta James - Steal Away
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