This Is Not Happening

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  • 2015
  • 4 Seasons
  • 8.0  (552)

This Is Not Happening is a stand-up comedy television series that premiered on Comedy Central on January 22, 2013. Hosted by comedian Ari Shaffir, the show features comedians telling true, personal stories about their experiences. Each episode features three different comedians who take turns performing their stories in front of a live audience.

The show's format is simple: each comedian tells a true, personal story based on a specific theme. The stories are often raw, emotional, and hilarious, and they cover a wide variety of topics ranging from drug use to relationships to crazy adventures. At the end of each story, Ari and the other comedians on stage discuss and riff on what was just shared, often adding their own humorous insights and observations.

Over the course of its run, This Is Not Happening has featured a wide variety of well-known and up-and-coming comedians, including Joey Diaz, Roy Wood Jr., Kyle Kinane, Tom Segura, Iliza Shlesinger, and many more. The show has become known for its irreverent, no-holds-barred approach to storytelling that allows comedians to be completely honest and open about their experiences.

One of the most notable aspects of This Is Not Happening is its use of animation. Throughout each episode, various scenes from the comedian's story are animated, adding a visual component to the storytelling that helps bring the narrative to life. The animation is typically simple and colorful, often resembling the style of a comic book or graphic novel.

Another key feature of the show is the way in which the comedians interact with each other during the discussion segments. While Ari serves as the host, he often takes a backseat to the other comedians as they riff on each other's stories and add their own perspectives. This creates a sense of camaraderie and collaboration that sets This Is Not Happening apart from other comedy shows.

Overall, This Is Not Happening is a highly entertaining and unique series that offers a fresh perspective on the world of stand-up comedy. By allowing comedians to share their personal stories in a raw and honest way, the show offers viewers a window into the experiences that shape the lives of some of the funniest people in the world. Whether you're a devoted fan of stand-up comedy or just looking for a good laugh, This Is Not Happening is sure to deliver.

This Is Not Happening is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (46 episodes). The series first aired on January 23, 2015.

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20. Lies
April 5, 2019
Jay Larson walks a blind man home, Julian McCullough lies to his parents about where he was after school, and Joey Diaz doesn't tell his mom he got held back in school.
19. Despair
March 29, 2019
Brendan Schaub faces the biggest UFC fight of his life; Rita Rudner finds an old man's cat; and Ryan Sickler gets offered a job with the Baltimore Colts.
18. Danger
March 22, 2019
Roy Wood Jr. holds a grudge against boy band B2K for years; Darrell Hammond is saved by cops in the French Quarter; and Sean Flannery drives his car off a bridge.
Crime & Punishment
17. Crime & Punishment
March 15, 2019
The DEA raids Tommy Chong's house, Tone Bell robs fake money from his math teacher, and Steve Lemme gets pulled over by a fan.
16. Killers
March 8, 2019
Tiffany Haddish’s bar mitzvah dancing turns deadly, Mark Normand is pursued after breaking a man’s car mirror, and DeRay Davis hides in a club’s bathroom during a shooting.
15. Soulmates
March 1, 2019
Eddie Pepitone loses his virginity to his college professor, Thomas Dale downs an entire bottle of sleeping pills, and Dave Macklovitch replaces Chippendale dancers at a gig.
14. Youth
February 22, 2019
Kyle Kinane's first sports victory turns tragic; Kurt Metzger refuses to show his friend his privates; Gastor Almonte robs $1,000 from a few drug dealers.
13. Grind
February 15, 2019
Roy Wood Jr. memorizes customers' food preferences at Golden Corral; Carrot Top's act goes down in flames; Mike Lawrence works a dehumanizing fast-food job.
12. Genitalia
February 8, 2019
Jim Norton attends a bris for the first time, a man dangles his balls in front of Sean Patton, and Joel Kim Booster visits an Amsterdam sex club.
Drugs Drugs Drugs
11. Drugs Drugs Drugs
February 1, 2019
Roy Wood Jr. gets roped into performing at a crack dealer's comedy show, Drew Carey freaks out his friend who's high out of his mind, and Ali Siddiq downs a bag of mushrooms.
10. Shame
April 6, 2018
Big Jay Oakerson, Michael Kosta and Tom Arnold share stories about moments in their lives that they wish had never happened. Viewer discretion advised.
9. Strangelands
March 30, 2018
Talib Kweli, Rob Christensen, and Harland Williams bare their souls and talk about summoning the courage to brave the unknown.
8. Combat
March 23, 2018
Chris Redd, Martha Kelly and Lil Rel Howery open up about times when life became more than just a figurative battle.
7. Wasted
March 16, 2018
Theo Von, Tom Rhodes, Dave Landau, and Chris Porter share their craziest tales of drinking and debauchery.
6. Dads
March 9, 2018
Featuring true stories about growing up with less-than-perfect fathers. Guests include Louie Anderson, Byron Bowers and DeRay Davis.
5. Moms
March 2, 2018
Roy Wood Jr., Kathleen Madigan and Bret Ernst celebrate the most important women in their lives: their moms.
4. Nightmare
February 23, 2018
Dan Soder and Shane Mauss share stories about the nightmares they were forced to experience.
3. Famous
February 16, 2018
Tom Green recounts his experience with the president on "The Celebrity Apprentice"; Michael McDonald tries to teach comedy to Faye Dunaway; and Brad Williams has to judge his identity for a celebrity golf tournament.
2. Romance
February 9, 2018
Kevin Smith talks about rekindling the romance with his wife; Louis Katz shares a story about falling in love with an alcoholic "gutter-punk."
1. Filth
February 2, 2018
Host Roy Wood Jr. comes to face to face with his hip-hop hero, Howie Mandel, who battles his raging fear of germs; Scott Thompson meets the Human Urinal.
Where to Watch This Is Not Happening
This Is Not Happening is available for streaming on the Comedy Central website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch This Is Not Happening on demand at BET+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV, CMT and Comedy Central.
  • Premiere Date
    January 23, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (552)