Comedian Ari Shaffir isn't backing down after making "vile" jokes about Kobe Bryant's death — and his professional career is taking a hit. Shaffir was set to perform Tuesday night at the New York Comedy Club, but the booking was canceled when the venue received threats. Yahoo Entertainment confirmed with the New York City Police Department there is a complaint report on file for "aggravated harassment. The investigation is ongoing. Yahoo Entertainment reached out to the New York Comedy Club for comment, but did not immediately receive a response. The club told the Hollywood Reporter they will not be working with Shaffir in the future after learning of his inappropriate tweet. Shaffir is also an actor and writer who hosts the podcast Skeptic Tank. He's a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. The day the Lakers legend died, Shaffir tweeted a selfie video, saying, "Kobe Bryant died 23 years too late today.
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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! It did not go over well.
Ari David Shaffir born February 12, is an American comedian , actor, podcaster , writer, and producer. He produces and hosts the Skeptic Tank podcast. He created and previously hosted and produced the This is Not Happening television series, an adaptation of his monthly stand-up show. Soon after his birth, his family moved to North Carolina. The family was raised conservative Jewish until Ari was nine years old and the family moved to Maryland, where they adopted Orthodox Jewish beliefs. Shaffir's first and only comedy performance on stage before he moved to Los Angeles took place in his early twenties at an open mic night at a "sports comedy place in Northern Virginia ". He became a New York resident in Shaffir first became known to a wider audience with the viral video series The Amazing Racist. The following year he created, produced and hosted the monthly live show This Is Not Happening , with Eric Abrams, a stand-up comedy featuring numerous comedians telling true-life stories around a theme.