Ari Shaffir

2014 Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park - August 31, 2014

Birth Name: Ari-na David Shaffir

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Birth: February 12, 1974

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Ari Shaffir is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and podcaster. He is the host of the storytelling show This Is Not Happening on Comedy Central.

Ari is the son of Merryl (Rich) and Nat Shaffir (born Nathan Spitzer). His father was born in Iasi, Romania, and was a Holocaust survivor.

Ari was raised an Orthodox Jew.

Ari’s paternal grandparents were Anton Spitzer and Fany.

Ari’s maternal grandmother was named Rosalie G. Rich.

Sources: History of Ari’s father –

Obituary of Ari’s maternal grandmother, Rosalie G. Rich –

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