Comic Ari Shaffir's "This is Not Happening" is set to make its season two premiere on Feb. 23 on Comedy Central (Photo by Comedy Central).
NEW YORK – The insanity continues when Ari Shaffir rocks a mohawk and a Canadian tuxedo for another round of true-life, long-form storytelling in the second season of “This Is Not Happening” premiering on Comedy Central on Tuesday, February 23 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.
“This Is Not Happening” features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at Cheetahs in Hollywood. This season features stories from Jim Breuer, Nicole Byer, Dan Cummins, Joe DeRosa, Joey Diaz, Bret Ernst, Felipe Esparza, Hannah Friedman, Moshe Kasher, Kyle Kinane, Artie Lange, Al Madrigal, Kurt Metzger, Randall Park, Sean Patton, Henry Rollins, Shaffir, Steve Simeone, Nick Swardson, Ron White and Kate Willett reliving their favorite, most embarrassing, or just plain funniest true-life tales about psychedelia, crime, romance, disaster, nostalgia and karma. Each episode features a custom open that puts Shaffir into bizarre alien dreamscapes brought to life by director Jeff Tomsic. The premiere, titled “Psychedelia,” features stories about acid trips gone awry from Rollins and Cummins. “This Is Not Happening” originally debuted as a digital series on cc.com and the site continues to feature exclusive digital stories from Diaz, Matt Edgar, Solomon Georgio, Mike Lawrence, Annie Lederman, Mark Normand, Christina Pazsitzky, Ben Roy and Andrew Santino throughout the run of new episodes.
Episodes of “This Is Not Happening” will air on Tuesdays at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT, and will be available the day after air in the Comedy Central App, and two days after air on iTunes, Amazon Video, Microsoft Movies & TV, Vudu, Verizon Flexview and Google Play.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/ThisIsNotHappening will feature preview stories and digital exclusives from the new season. Additional exclusives and extended versions of many stories will appear on the site throughout the season and following the season finale. Stories from “This Is Not Happening” will also be found during the season in the CC app and the Comedy Central channel on Snapchat Discover. Fans can follow Shaffir on Twitter at @AriShaffir, and tweet using the hashtag #ThisIsNotHappening to join the social conversation around the series.
Shaffir’s second one-hour stand-up special, “Paid Regular” premiered on Comedy Central in January 2015. His first one-hour special, “Passive Aggressive,” premiered on Chill.com in February 2013 and then on Comedy Central in March 2015. His stand-up album “Revenge for the Holocaust” was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere.