Aiken Promotions presents
EXTRA MATINEE SHOW
Doors 4.30pm / Show 5.30pm
_ Main Venue _
Comedian Ari Shaffir has already SOLD OUT his evening show at Whelan’s and due to demand has added an extra Matinee performance on the same date. Tickets on sale now.
Stand-up comedian, podcaster and actor ARI SHAFFIR describes his comedy as a puppet show–but way filthier and without the puppets. The New York native grew up Orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. LA Weekly has called Shaffir “a gifted unyielding comic…a real force to be reckoned with.”
Shaffir released two Netflix specials called Double Negative which is presented in two 45-minute episodes called Children and Adulthood. Self-described as his version of a “Smashing Pumpkins Double Album,” this type of double header release hasn’t been seen since George Carlin’s 1972 release of FM & AM. In Children Shaffir discusses the pressure he is getting from his family and friends to have kids, and why he is getting more and more thoughts in his head about why he doesn’t want to do that and in Adulthood, he discusses the freedoms of being child-free. Decider.com called Shaffir’s Netflix debut “positively audacious.”
Shaffir created and hosted the storytelling show, This is Not Happening, which aired on Comedy Central for 3 seasons. In 2016, Shaffir co-starred with Zach Galifianakis, Gal Gadot and Jon Hamm in Twentieth Century Fox’s comedy Keeping Up With The Joneses.
In the past 5 years, Shaffir has released 3 standup specials. The Double Negative special on Netflix and two specials on Comedy Central entitled Paid Regular and Passive Aggressive. Prior to these popular specials, Shaffir’s standup album Revenge for the Holocaust went to #1 on both iTunes charts and Amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari continues to perform standup to sold-out crowds nationwide and has been featured at Montreal’s prestigious Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Edinburgh Comedy Festival, The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.
Tickets priced €22 go on sale this Monday 23rd April at 11am through www.ticketmaster.ie & usual outlets nationwide.
TICKETS – SOLD OUT
– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or credit card bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie DJ in the bar and Sonntags [Disco/House/Funk] upstairs from 11pm til late (Free Entry).