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Ari Shaffir

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The actor and comedian Ari Shaffir has announced his arrival to Iceland for the second time, and is going to entertain in Harpa with intense humorus show full of new material. He describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. The show will take place in Harpa on Friday the 16th of Novermber at 21:00. The Northern Lights-Hall will take on a proper comedy club form for the occasion with classy little roundtables and unnumbered seating. It is certain that Harpa is going to be filled with shouts of laughter this evening.

This successful comedian was born in New York and raised as an Orthodox Jew and spent two years at Yeshiva University. When he came back to the States he had lost his faith and became a comedian. His album, Revenge for the Holocaust was itunes top featured album in 2012 and last year he sold Netflix two double specials, Children and Adulthood. Both have been praised by Netflix watchers and a Decider.com critic reviewed them as “A Positively Audacious“. Shaffir who is a frequent guest at Conan O‘Brien has also been praised for his storytelling series This is not happening on Comedy Central, where his stand ups Paid Regular and Passive Aggressive have also been aired. Shaffir appeared in the comedy feature film Keeping up with the Joneses along with Zach Galifianakis, Gal Gadot and Jon Hamm.

In Shaffir‘s podcast The Skeptic Tank, he seeks to provide penetrating insights into human kind peppered with a liberal amount of levity along the way. The podcast is among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week. He is also very enthusiastic about sports and in the pod cast Punch Drunk he as discusses once a week with two other headlining stand-up comics, Sam Tripoli, and Jayson Thibault.

Shaffir‘s shows are wildly popular and sold out all over the world. He has appeared on the biggest comic shows such as Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, The Moontower Comedy og Oddity Festival.


Ari is a “gifted comic unyielding in his art,” becoming “a real force to be reckoned with”. – LA Weekly.