Ari Shaffir: Wife, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Family, Height, Facts

Published Date: 10 May, 2020 Updated date: 10 May, 2020 By Celebs Podium

Behind his comic stints, Ari Shaffir likes to keep his relationship life on a low key. However, he mentioned his girlfriend back in 2015, before he parted ways with her after being together for almost 7 years.

Ari Shaffir is an American comedian, actor, podcaster, writer, and producer. He is best known for producing and hosting the Skeptic Tank podcast.

Ari Shaffir Bio & Family: Age, Parents, Height, Education

The 46-years-of-age entertainer was born as Ari David Shaffir on 12 February 1974 in New York City, New York, the United States. He is the second of four children of his parents Nat Shaffir and Meryl Shaffir. After his birth, he moved to North Carolina with his family. Eventually, when Ari was nine years old, he relocated to Maryland.

About 6 feet and 2 inches (1.9 meters) tall in height, Ari attended the high school in Rockville, Maryland, for his early education. Moreover, Ari dedicated two years of his life to study sacred texts in a yeshiva in Israel. Following that, he enrolled at Yeshiva University in New York City. Ari transferred in his second year to the University of Maryland and graduated with a degree in English Literature in 1999.

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Career, Net Worth

Ari Shaffir recorded his first and only comedy performance on stage before moving to Los Angeles in his early 20s. He later moved to Los Angeles to find success as a stand-up comedian. After some wait, he became known to a wider audience with the viral video series titled The Amazing Racist.

Catch Ari Shaffir’s stand-up performance (Ari’s Instagram)

Ari became an opening act for Joe Rogan in the late 2000s and began touring with Joe and fellow comics Joey Diaz, Duncan Trussell, Tom Segura, Brian Redban, and Eddie Bravo. Later on, he created, produced, and hosted the monthly live show, This Is Not Happening, with Eric Abrams. Furthermore, Ari featured in several movies and TV shows like The Fax (2004), Minding the Store (2005), InAPPropriate Comedy (2013), and Keeping Up with the Joneses (2016).

For his versatile works, Ari bags the net worth of $600k.

Does He Have A Wife Or Girlfriend?

Despite his professional success as a stand-up comedian, Ari has always kept his lips tight when it comes to his life behind the camera lenses. Moreover, he was once rumored to be homosexual as well. However, Ari neither confirmed nor denied the fact.

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Eventually, Ari opened up about his relationship with his college girlfriend, Alison Reese back in 2015. The pair dated for almost seven years before deciding to put an end to their romance. Since, he likes to m maintain his single profile and is in no rush to find his better half.

Controversies, Scandals

Well, the comedian is not void of controversies. The latest one of it was connected to the death of the NBA legend, Kobe Bryant. Ari created controversy after posting a video on his Twitter page celebrating Kobe’s death.

The video showing Ari Shaffir’s controversial statement on Kobe Bryant’s death (Tariq’s Instagram)

In the video, he said,

Kobe Bryant died 23 years too late today. He got away with rape because all the Hollywood liberals who attack comedy enjoy rooting for the Lakers more than they dislike rape. Big ups to the hero who forgot to gas up his chopper. I hate the Lakers. What a great day.

This comment caused an avalanche of repulsion from social media users. Furthermore, The New York Comedy Club canceled Ari’s planned performance after it received threats on phone. Following that, the comedian address that he had always made inappropriate jokes about deceased celebrities and that he meant no offense and nothing personal.

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Some Interesting Facts About Ari Shaffir

  • Ari’s family was raised conservative Jewish until they moved to Maryland and adopted Orthodox Jewish beliefs.
  • His father and grandmother were Holocaust survivors.
  • While attending Yeshiva University, Ari played on the University’s NCAA gold team in 1995.
  • Ari is usually high with drugs when he is on stage.
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