Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank
A comedy podcast to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes.

Dov Davidoff came over to my pig sty to talk to me about his overactive libido. He's pretty adamant that it's not an addiction. So I'd say it's more of a compulsion. Anyway, it was a fun conversation. Join us.

Direct download: Sex_Take_It_Or_Leave_It.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 1:48am EST

Broken Lizard's Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme and nothing's Ari Shaffir continue our discussion on starting standup. We talked about what it's like learning the game, how our parents took to all of it, and they help me come up with a name for my new comedy special.

Direct download: Noobs_part_B.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

#93a: Noobs (Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Ari Shaffir)

Steve Lemme had Kevin Heffernan and I over to his house so we could all talk about what it's like starting standup comedy. I've been wanting to talk to somebody about it for a long time, but those comics are usually so new that they aren't quite funny enough. Lemme and Heffernan have been funny for over a decade already. We talked about learning the art form, dealing with drunks, and Christmas.

Direct download: Noobs.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:49am EST

#92: Caddyshack (Greg Fitzsimmons, Steve Simeone, Greg's hyper dog)

Greg Fitzsimmons had me over to his garage to tell me about his days as a caddy. I had no idea any other comedian had ever worked on a golf course. It's a strange community and it was an enexpected treat to be able to talk about it.

Direct download: Caddyshack.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:02am EST

Jamie Caparulo brought me some crazy Japanese ice cream cookies and we talked about how she's going to let herself get fat. She's married now and she's made a decision to let it all go to waste. I don't think I've heard anyone properly express how little marriage makes you care about your looks. 

Direct download: Good_Fatitude.m4a
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 7:32am EST

#90: Banks Suck (Tom Brady)

Tom Brady had me over to his house to help teach me about our economy. The more I learn about this stuff, the more I realize how little I know. Tom is an economist of sorts and he helps break a lot of it down in idiot stoner terms so I can start to understand.

Direct download: Banks_Suck.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:00am EST

#89: Shocking (Claire Brosseau)

Claire Brosseau had me over to her apartment to talk about her experience with electro-shock therapy. She was suffering from depression and her parents checked her in to a clinic that recommended shock therapy. Of course, we didn't just stick to talking about that. We covered sex, Canada, and baseball. It gets really fun.

Direct download: Shocking.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Bill Burr and I sat out on the patio of the Comedy Store one day and talked about Boston Sports. Bill grew up a homer in the homerist city in America. Sports, comedy, and conspiracy theories are all I want to talk to him about. It was a fun discussion and a good hour before we even got to the sports talk.

Direct download: Er_Ah_Sports.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:26am EST

Sarah Tiana invited me over to her apartment to give me the follow up to our last conversation. Don't listen to this one without listening to episode 73, on which this is based. She's doing a lot better now. Time and information has helped.

Direct download: Mended_Heart.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 4:58am EST

Steve Rannazzisi and Steve Simeone came over to my abortion of an apartment to talk a little about faith. Each of us is in a pretty different place in terms of belieif. Simeone goes to church every Sunday, Rannazzisi is in this in between place where he doesn't pray but he does the ritual things, and I am the only one who believes in logic and provable things. It was a good discussion, I wish it had gone longer.

Direct download: God.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 3:05am EST