This Is Not Happening (TV series)

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This Is Not Happening
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Created by Ari Shaffir
Sam Saifer
Eric Abrams
Presented by Ari Shaffir
Roy Wood Jr.
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 36 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Sam Saifer
Ari Shaffir
Eric Abrams
Jeff Tomsic
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Tax Purposes 588!
Yo Guys Productions
Release
Original network Comedy Central
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original release January 22, 2015 – present
External links
Website

This Is Not Happening is an American storytelling show hosted by Roy Wood Jr. The show was originally hosted by Ari Shaffir. It airs on American cable television network Comedy Central, and had its premiere on January 22, 2015.[1] Episodes focus on comedians telling real life experiences comedically.

History[edit]

Beginning as a live show, This Is Not Happening later debuted exclusively on the Internet for its first two seasons.[2] The show was taped at Cheetah's Strip Club in Hollywood,[3] and featured comedians such as David Koechner, T.J. Miller, Natasha Leggero, Kumail Nanjiani, and Joe Rogan. Comedy Central later announced it would be given an eight episode first season on television, making it the first series to be adapted from its digital department to its cable network.[4] In advance of the show's premiere, the first episode was available for streaming on Amazon on January 12, 2015.[5] Comedians featured on the first cable season of the show include Marc Maron, Keegan-Michael Key, Paul Scheer, and Iliza Shlesinger.[6] For the 4th season, Ari Shaffir was replaced by Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. [7]

There are numerous bonus online segments unaired for television that have either Season intros with: Ari Shaffir in a wine colored jacket with glasses (Season 1), Ari Shaffir in a denim suit with a low mohawk (Season 2), Ari Shaffir dressed in a purple & gold tux (Season 3) or Roy Wood Jr. (Season 4); as well as the show topic. These include:

  • Season 2: Ari & Mat Edgar (psychedelia), Ben Roy (crime), Artie Lange (romance), Mark Normand (romance), Bret Ernst (bloodline), Christina Pazsitsky (melee), Mike Lawrence (disaster), Annie Lederman (nostalgia), Al Madrigal (karma), Solomon Georgio (karma)
  • Season 3: Joe List (scumbag), Jessa Reed (drugs), Dan St. Germain (drugs), Pete Johansson (mortality), Ryan Sickler (blunder), Dave Ross (the law), Aaron Berg (romance), Sofiya Alexandra (family), Scruncho (rage) and
  • Season 4: Tommy Pope (filth), Brooks Wheelan (romance), Krystyna Hutchinson (romance), Pat Dixon (nightmare), B-Phlat (moms), Brandt Tobler (dads), Chris Garcia (combat), Doug Smith (combat), and Kelsey Cook (shame).[8]

Online Exclusives[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 June 4, 2013 August 27, 2013
2 6 November 5, 2013 February 4, 2014
3 7 November 19, 2013 February 11, 2014

This is Not Happening Presents: One Crazy Night (2013)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
11"TJ Miller Has a Seizure"June 4, 2013 (2013-06-04)
22"Ari Shaffir Does Drugs"June 11, 2013 (2013-06-11)
33"Sean Patton Gets Gay Bashed"June 18, 2013 (2013-06-18)
44"Julie Lillis Will do Literally Anything for Love"June 25, 2013 (2013-06-25)
55"Kyle Kinane Almost Gets Killed"July 2, 2013 (2013-07-02)
66"Harley Morenstein Parties Too Hard"July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09)
77"Jon Huck Loses His Pants"July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16)
88"Joey Diaz Does Heroin"July 23, 2013 (2013-07-23)
99"Tom Segura Overdoses"July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30)
1010"Doug Benson Gets Naked"August 6, 2013 (2013-08-06)
1111"The Walsh Brothers Meet a Pervert"August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13)
1212"Jackie Clarke Has an Affair"August 20, 2013 (2013-08-20)
1313"Ari Shaffir Visits a Strip Club"August 27, 2013 (2013-08-27)

This is Not Happening Presents: Fisticuffs (2013–2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
141"Ari Shaffir Fights a Girl"November 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)
152"Big Jay Oakerson Sees Some Boobs"November 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
173"Kurt Braunohler Beats up a DJ"November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)
194"Joey Diaz's Mom Starts a Fight"December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
235"Steve Rannazzisi, Bobby Lee, Natasha Leggero, and Ari Shaffir"January 21, 2014 (2014-01-21)
256"Kumail Nanjiani Tries Hard to be Cool"February 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)

This is Not Happening Presents: World of Blunder (2013–2014)[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Original air date
161"Joe Rogan Meets a Crazy Stripper"November 19, 2013 (2013-11-19)
182"Moshe Kasher Offends Some Jews"December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)
203"David Koechner Poops on a Cop Car"December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)
214"Trevor Moore Escapes from Mexico"January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)
225"Fortune Feimster Hates an Old Spaniard"January 14, 2014 (2014-01-14)
246"Jeff Dye Could Go to Jail for This"January 28, 2014 (2014-01-28)
267"Ari Shaffir Goes to Tijuana with Bobby Lee"February 11, 2014 (2014-02-11)

Television Seasons[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 8 January 16, 2015 March 20, 2015
2 8 February 24, 2016 April 13, 2016
3 10 October 13, 2016 December 16, 2016[9]
4 10 February 3, 2018 April 7, 2018

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

No. in
Series
No. in
Season
Title Original Air Date
11"S01E01: Brain on Drugs (Ari Shaffir, Bobby Lee, Keegan-Michael Key)"January 16, 2015 (2015-01-16)
22"S01E02: Battles (Bert Kreischer, Paul Scheer, Ali Siddiq)"January 26, 2015 (2015-01-26)
33"S01E03: Family (Tom Papa, Ralphie May, Rob Corddry)"February 6, 2015 (2015-02-06)
44"S01E04: Romance (Big Jay Oakerson, Iliza Shlesinger, Barry Rothbart)"February 13, 2015 (2015-02-13)
55"S01E05: Emergency (Steve Rannazzisi, Marc Maron, Ms. Pat)"February 25, 2015 (2015-02-25)
66"S01E06: Wonder Years (Ari Shaffir, D.L. Hughley, Jay Larson)"March 4, 2015 (2015-03-04)
77"S01E07: Travel (Joe Rogan, Tom Segura, Christela Alonzo)"March 13, 2015 (2015-03-13)
88"S01E08: Friendship (Ari Shaffir, Pete Carboni, Joey Diaz)"March 16, 2015 (2015-03-16)

Season 2 (2016)[edit]

No. in
Series
No. in
Season
Title Original Air Date
91"S02E01: Psychedelia (Henry Rollins, Dan Cummins, Ari Shaffir)"February 24, 2016 (2016-02-24)
102"S02E02: Crime (Jim Breuer, Ari Shaffir, Kurt Metzger)"March 2, 2016 (2016-03-02)
113"S02E03: Romance (Kate Willett , Kyle Kinane, Nick Swardson)"March 9, 2016 (2016-03-09)
124"S02E04: Bloodline (Moshe Kasher , Hannah Friedman, Joey Diaz)"March 16, 2016 (2016-03-16)
135"S02E05: Melee (Al Madrigal , Felipe Esparza, Joe DeRosa)"March 23, 2016 (2016-03-23)
146"S02E06: Disaster (Ari Shaffir, Nicole Byer, Ron White)"March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)
157"S02E07: Nostalgia (Artie Lange, Randall Park, Steve Simeone)"April 5, 2016 (2016-04-05)
168"S02E08: Karma (Ari Shaffir, Sean Patton, Joey Diaz)"April 13, 2016 (2016-04-13)

Season 3 (2016)[edit]

No. in
Series
No. in
Season
Title Original Air Date[10]
171"S03E01: Scumbag (Ari Shaffir, and Sal Vulcano)"October 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)
182"S03E02: Mortality (Doug Stanhope, Lavell Crawford, and Greg Behrendt)"October 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
193"S03E03: Panic (Maria Bamford, Andrew W.K., and Al Jackson)"October 28, 2016 (2016-10-28)
204"S03E04: Blunder (Brian Regan, Ari Shaffir, and Rory Scovel)"November 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
215"S03E05: The Law (Louie Anderson, Liza Treyger, and Bonnie McFarlane)"November 11, 2016 (2016-11-11)
226"S03E06: Romance (Big Jay Oakerson, Julian McCullough, and Bobby Lee)"November 18, 2016 (2016-11-18)
237"S03E07: Adventure (Sean Flannery, Russell Peters, and Bert Kreischer)"November 25, 2016 (2016-11-25)
248"S03E08: Drugs (Ari Shaffir, Steve Rannazzisi, and Nick Thune)"December 2, 2016 (2016-12-02)
259"S03E09: Family (Tom Papa, Steve Simeone, and Gastor Almonte)"December 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
2610"S03E10: Rage (Ali Siddiq, Greg Fitzsimmons, and Joey Diaz)"December 16, 2016 (2016-12-16)

Season 4 (2018)[edit]

No. in
Series
No. in
Season
Title Original Air Date
271"S04E01: Filth (Roy Wood Jr., Howie Mandel, and Scott Thompson)"February 2, 2018 (2018-02-02)
282"S04E02: Romance (Kevin Smith, Louis Katz)"February 10, 2018 (2018-02-10)
293"S04E03: Famous (Tom Green, Michael McDonald, Brad Williams))"February 17, 2018 (2018-02-17)
304"S04E04: Nightmare (Dan Soder, Shane Mauss)"February 24, 2018 (2018-02-24)
315"S04E05: Moms (Roy Wood Jr., Kathleen Madigan, Bret Ernst)"March 3, 2018 (2018-03-03)
326"S04E06: Dads (Louie Anderson, Byron Bowers, DeRay Davis)"March 10, 2018 (2018-03-10)
337"S04E07: Wasted (Theo Von, Tom Rhodes, Dave Landau, Chris Porter)"March 17, 2018 (2018-03-17)
348"S04E08: Combat (Chris Redd, Martha Kelly, Lil Rel Howery)"March 24, 2018 (2018-03-24)
359"S04E09: Strange lands (Talib Kweli, Rob Christensen, Harland Williams)"March 31, 2018 (2018-03-31)
3610"S04E10: Shame (Big Jay Oakerson, Michael Kosta, Tom Arnold)"April 7, 2018 (2018-04-07)

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