Ari Shaffir is an American Comedian, Actor, Podcaster, Writer, Producer, and Social Media Personality. Many people recognized him for being the producer and host of his own podcast ‘Skeptic Tank’, since 2011. However, he rose to prominence for his viral video series ‘The Amazing Racist’.
Moreover, he has collaborated with Joe Rogan, Duncan Trussell, Eddie Bravo, and Joey Diaz in the opening act of Rogan’s podcast in the late 2000s. He also released his first stand-up album ‘Revenge for the Holocaust’ in 2012. Additionally, he is not a controversial person but responded with a backlash over the death of Kobe Bryant Tweets.
Caption: The American stand-up comedian and podcaster, Ari Shaffir.
Ari Shaffir: Bio, Family, Education
The multi-talented personality was born on 12 February 1974 in New York City, New York, The USA. He was born as the second child to parents Nat and Merryl Shaffir. After his birth, his parents moved to North Carolina from New York City and then Maryland. He grew up along with his three siblings in a conservative Jewish tradition. Additionally, his father and grandmother were Holocaust survivors.
Regarding his education, he attended high school in Rockville, Maryland. Before attending Yeshiva University in New York City, he studied sacred texts in a yeshiva for two years in Israel. In his second year, he transferred to the University of Maryland. From there he graduated with a degree in English literature in 1999. During his time at Yeshiva University, he played on the university’s NCAA golf team.
Ari Shaffir: Career & Life Achievements
Following his graduation, he moved to Los Angeles in order to have an opportunity to gain success as a comedian. He then started as a stand-up comedian in his twenties at an open mic night at a “sports comedy place in Northern Virginia”. The four and a half years after he became a regularly paid performer. He began to perform at The Comedy Store in LA in 2012 as well as in New York clubs. After that, he appeared on ‘The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson‘, and he inspired by the comedian Bill Burr.
In 2011, he started his podcasting career with his own show ‘Skeptic Tank’ which has a YouTube channel under its name. The channel has a subscriber of 35.8k and over 1.15 million views. Following that, in 2013, he began to co-host another podcast ‘Punch Drunk Sorts’ along with Sam Tripoli and Jayson Thibault. However, he amassed exposure from his viral series ‘The Amazing Racist’.
After gaining a successful career as a comedian, he went on to try his hands on acting. Therefore, he appeared on Greg Mottola directed action comedy movie ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses’. Also worked on a few screen projects like the 2004 ‘The Fax’ and 2005 ‘Reeling in Reality’, series 2012 ‘Minding the Store’.
Ari Shaffir: Personal Life & Wife
Coming over to his personal life, he has maintained his personal life a private. He was once rumored to be homosexual after his Tweet on 4 December 2014. It said that he wanted his in-denial clearly gay friends to talk on his podcast about the closet but they have to admit being gay. As a result, many of his audiences speculated him to be gay as well. But he neither disproved nor confirmed this fact.
In 2015, he opened up about being in a relationship with his college friend Alison Reese. The ex-couple was in a relationship for seven years before they broke apart. As of now, it seems he rather want to focus on his career than in spending a romantic way. Further, Shaffir is not a controversial figure, however, he made some haters when he tweeted on the reaction to the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant. He mentioned in his Tweets that Kobe died 23 years late who was charged with sexual assault a few years ago.
Ari Shaffir: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
He has been earning a good fortune from his successful career as a comedian and podcaster. The median salary of an actor and comedian ranges from the lowest $21,500 to the highest $55,800.Looking at Ari’s popularity and line up works, he must be amassing a profitable amount to live a splendid life. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at above $600 thousand from his career.
Ari Shaffir: Body Measurements
The stand-up comedian has a slim and fit body that stands to a tall height of 6 feet 2 inches or 1.90 meters. His body has measurements of 42 inches of chest size and 32 inches waist size with 16 inches biceps. He has dark brown hair with a thin beard and mustache and hazel green eyes color.