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Comedy Central Orders 'This Is Not Happening' to Series

Comedy Central announced in a press release today that they've picked up the CC:Studios web series This Is Not Happening, a standup storytelling show hosted by Ari Shaffir, for an eight-episode run on television to premiere this fall. This order marks the network's first pickup of a show developed via its digital initiative CC:Studios. "The only reason we are picking up This Is Not Happening is to prove we can incubate an idea digitally and then have it migrate to the linear channel," said Kent Alterman, president of the network's development and original programming. "And also, it's really funny storytelling with fantastic talent." For more on This Is [...]

Ari Shaffir Has Four Hours of Advice for Young Comedians

Stand-up Ari Shaffir delivered this nearly four-hour-long lecture, chock full of helpful advice for up and coming comics, onstage at The Comedy Store earlier this month and it's well-worth listening to despite its considerable length.

Talking to Ari Shaffir About 'This Is Not Happening'

Among Comedy Central’s newest online offerings on CC:Studios is This Is Not Happening, which features comics like TJ Miller, Kyle Kinane, and The Walsh Brothers telling true stories in front of a live audience. Host Ari Shaffir is the perfect choice for fostering an environment where no story is too risqué, embarrassing, or heartbreaking to cover, and so far there are twelve tales of pot cookies, a GHB overdose, a less-than-attractive Parisian affair, and shitting in a Munich alley during Oktoberfest. Last night I had the chance to ask Shaffir how the show came about, how telling stories helps standup, and what it’s like to [...]

Watch T.J. Miller Tell a Story About the Time He Had a Seizure and Almost Died

Here's the first episode of Comedy Central's new web series This Is Not Happening, hosted by Ari Shaffir and based on his live storytelling show of the same name. In this one, comedian T.J. Miller recounts the time he almost died in 2010, which is probably more exciting than anything you almost did in 2010.