$5 Funnies w/ Ari Shaffir, Judah Friedlander, Pete Lee, Dan St. Germain, Subhah Agarwal, Ian Lara, and More!

$5 Funnies w/ Ari Shaffir, Judah Friedlander, Pete Lee, Dan St. Germain, Subhah Agarwal, Ian Lara, and More!

Wed · December 20, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm


This event is 16 and over

Ari Shaffir
Ari Shaffir
Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He 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. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly).

Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central.

In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week.

Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.

For more information go to www.AriShaffir.com

Follow Ari on Twitter - @AriShaffir
Pete Lee
Pete Lee
Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Pete was raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment.

In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. That same night, he met his future wife, and she made him move to Manhattan. Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. In 2008 Pete made his network television debut performing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing finishing as a semi-finalist. That same year, he made his television acting debut on the CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns, lasting two episodes! At the end of 2008 he then shot his own Comedy Central half Hour Special, which earned him a “cult” following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform over the next four years at 500 colleges across the country.

In 2010 Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30. His web shows attracted the attention of television talent scouts and in 2012 he was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s. In 2013, Pete was hired as a cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever, which debuted in January.

If you haven’t heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people.
Dan St. Germain
Dan St. Germain
Dan St. Germain is a frequent guest on Conan and has also appeared on Fallon, Crashing, This is Not Happening, Adam Ruins Everything, Best Week Ever, @Midnight, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, We Love the 2000s, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Guy Code, Video by Trial, The Electric Company, and has his own Half Hour Special on Comedy Central. He was one of Variety’s “10 Comics To Watch”, was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s Top 10 Great Underrated Comedians, named Time Out NY’s “Comedy Break Out” of 2013, was a Playboy‘s Touring Comic to Watch in 2015, was one of Paste Magazine’s 10 Comics That Deserve Their Own Show, selected as one of Mandatory.com’s “Comedians to Watch Out For” in 2014, has been to the Just For Laugh Comedy Festival in Montreal multiple times, and was part of Stephen Sondheim’s Young Playwright’s Festival. He’s the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out on My Damn Channel, In Security on Comedy Central Studios, Pulling Out on Above Average, and has developed half hour scripted shows for Comedy Central and Fox. He’s written for Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe, The Guy’s Choice Awards, The Onion Sports Network, and was Head Writer on truTV’s Ten Things. Dan’s been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, Carolla, You Made it Weird, Doug Loves Movies, The Masked Man Podcast on the Ringer, Girl on Guy with Aisha Tyler, Ron and Fez, Bob and Tom, The Bonfire, Bennington, The Todd Barry Podcast, Fitzdog Radio, The Artie Lange Show, and was the co-host of the Not Safe, My Dumb Friends, and the short-lived Rough Hang podcast. He’s appeared in a Super Bowl commercial with Howard Stern, as the Jack Links hermit on Comedy Central, and was selected by Time Out New York as having one of the best jokes about New York City. His album Bad at the Good Times on AST Records was listed by Paste Magazine’s as one of the year’s best. Dan is currently writing for Superior Donuts on CBS and is recording a new album this winter for 800 LB Gorilla Records at The Stand Comedy Club and Comedy Club on State in Madison.
Subhah Agarwal
Subhah Agarwal
Subhah's unique perspective comes from growing up Indian-American in the mid-west. Strict parents in a suburban world led Subhah down a path of exploration and what came from it is a voice that is fast becoming one of the funniest up and coming comedians in New York City. Subhah has a relentless work ethic has been detailed in the PBS series MODERN COMEDIAN. She has also been featured on TRUTV, COMEDY CENTRAL, and MTV. When she's not touring colleges and clubs around the country you can catch her making regular appearances at the STAND COMEDY CLUB in New York City.
Ian Lara
Ian Lara
Ian Lara is really just a regular guy from Queens, New York. He started comedy right after college because he didn't feel like going to law school and he's loved every second of it. Usually you can catch him performing every night in some of the best and worst shows in New York City, or he's on the road at a club or college near you. Ian Lara might become a household name but really all he wants is to get big enough where he can wear those big hats Pharrell wears to awards shows. Peace!
Judah Friedlander
Judah Friedlander
Stand-up comedy has been Judah's main thing since he first started in 1989. His onstage persona of The World Champion has taken on different shades over the years. It was initially a satire on narcissism & braggarts. Then the persona morphed into being a real life superhero (who is actually humble) subliminally getting audiences to question why we have heroes. For the past several years & currently, Judah's act has been predominantly satirizing American exceptionalism as well U.S. domestic and foreign policy. The World Champion is a champion of the world - who stands up for earth's rights and the people, animals, and plants of the planet. If America does the right thing, Judah will be the next president of the United States. Judah has a stand-up special & album coming out soon.

Author of books:
If the Raindrops United (2015)
How To Beat Up Anybody (2010)

Notable movies:
American Splendor
The Wrestler
Meet the Parents
Wet Hot American Summer

Notable television:
30 Rock
The Daily Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Talk shows including: Letterman, Fallon, Meyers, Conan, Wilmore
Sesame Street
News discussion shows including: The Young Turks, Lawrence O'Donnell

Photo: Phil Provencio
Venue Information:
The Stand
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003