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Keegan-Michael Key, Paul Scheer, Marc Maron, and More Show Up in the 'This Is Not Happening' Trailer

Ari Shaffir's standup series This Is Not Happening makes the jump from the internet to television next Thursday, and Comedy Central just released a trailer featuring comedians like Keegan-Michael Key, Rob Corddry, Paul Scheer, Cristela Alonzo, Joe Rogan, and tons more sharing their true stories onstage. For more on This Is Not Happening, check out our interview with host Ari Shaffir from last week.

Kumail Nanjiani Remembers the Coolness Hierarchy of His Childhood

On the newest episode of This Is Not Happening, Kumail Nanjiani tells a story about his attempts to be accepted as cool by his classmates back in Pakistan, which was completely ruined by an even cooler guy named Waleed. Not even a desperate attempt at a gay joke can save you when you're covered in eggs.

Kumail Nanjiani, Natasha Leggero, and More Perform in the Trailer for Season 2 of 'This Is Not Happening'

Ari Shaffir's Comedy Central storytelling web series This Is Not Happening is set to premiere its second season on November 5th, and here's trailer for it that features David Koechner, Moshe Kasher, Kurt Braunohler, Joe Rogan, Kumail Nanjiani, Natasha Leggero, and more.

Ari Shaffir and the Importance of Intimacy

Who would tape and produce their comedy show in a strip club? Ari Shaffir. This Is Not Happening has proved its merit as a successful web series since it appeared on YouTube in June of 2013, and on January 22nd it will finally premiere on Comedy Central. A part of its success comes from the dark intimacy of the venue, a feature that Shaffir pays a great deal of attention to.

Shaffir has applied this same philosophy to his upcoming hour-long special, Paid Regular, also being produced with Comedy Central. Taped in the Original Room at The Comedy Store, Shaffir strives to translate something that has often eluded most [...]

Kurt Braunohler Tells the Story of His First Barfight, Which Involved Him Beating Up a DJ

Here's the latest episode of the Comedy Central storytelling web series, This Is Not Happening. In it, Kurt Braunohler retells his first and only barfight, which was basically just him beating up a bad DJ named "DJ Jazze."

Kyle Kinane Tells a Story About How '80s Pop Music Almost Got Him Killed

Here's the latest episode of Comedy Central's web series This Is Not Happening, in which standups tell exciting stories about themselves. In this one, the very funny Kyle Kinane does exactly that and regales us with a tale about how his love for The Go-Go's nearly cost him his life.

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 [...]

Comedy Central Picks Up Six New Digital Series

CC: Studios, the digital arm of Comedy Central, is developing six new series that will be distributed across all of the networks platforms, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It also renewed three series, giving seconds seasons to Bro-Dependent, This Is Not Happening and The Walsh Brothers' Great & Secret Comedy Show. The new series included an interview series with Kurt Braunohler, and a series from UCB's Jon Gabrus and Justin Tyler that will star 30 Rock's Kevin “Dot Com” Brown.

CC: Studios was launched in January to create original digital content as well as "behind-the-scenes" series of series like The Half Hour and Inside Amy Schumer. Below, a look at at all the new series going [...]

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.