This Is Not Happening, the Comedy Central storytelling show created and hosted by comedian Ari Shaffir, now has a new host: Roy Wood Jr. The comic, currently a beloved correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, will take over hosting duties for the show’s upcoming fourth season.
While Shaffir has shared links to tapings for the show that allude to Wood Jr. as the show’s new host, he hasn’t directly addressed why he’s giving up the hosting position. The most direct acknowledgment of the news is on the Blacklist NYC page for future episode tapings, which states “We love Ari and we miss him already. It has been an incredible, life-changing run together. But now we are moving on.” Things sound amicable, but Shaffir has a double special coming out on Netflix next month which might have caused some friction with the network.
The upcoming fourth season of the show will be taping over the course of two weekends in Los Angeles: June 7th—9th and June 19th—22nd, with shows at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. each night. Tickets to the tapings, taking place as usual at Cheetahs in Hollywood, are totally free, and can be reserved by following this link.
Each episode of the show is jam-packed with killer comics and notable celebrities, all telling stories from their lives that are often mortifying, usually insane, and always hilarious. Some of the storytellers that will be featured on the show this season include Joey Diaz, Kurt Metzger, Yamaneika Saunders, Kevin Smith, Bert Kreischer, Jesse Reed, Al Madrigal, Nate Bargatze, Tommy Chong, Krystyna Hutchinson, Eddie Pepitone, Michael McDonald, Jim Norton, Dan Soder, Big Jay Oakerson, Taleb Kweli, Tiffany Haddish, Steve Simeone and many, many more.
This Is Not Happening’s fourth season is scheduled to debut on Comedy Central sometime this fall.