We all have ‘the story’. You know… the one about that one time, we were all so drunk, and all that crazy shit happened? Mine involves Mole Lake Bluegrass Festival, an 1/8 of mushrooms, a half hit of LSD, an M-80, and a near-death experience that didn’t really happen. Comedians are the best story tellers, who also tend to have train-wrecks for lives. But their misery and misfortune make for the best tales. Comedy Central wisely hit upon this formula and has launched a series called, ‘This Is Not Happening’ hosted by Ari Shaffir. Presented in a stand-up setting, the shorts feature various comedians recounting some of their most messed up moments. *Note: Whoever does the opening sequences should get an award. Each episode features an original, themed intro done in an ambitious visual style. Joe Rogan Meets a Crazy Stripper Jim Bruer – Bombing in Sears Ari Shaffir & Mat Edgar – Camping on Mushrooms Henry Rollins – Punk Rock Hyenas (a lot of these seem to involve hallucinogens) Duncan Trussell – Dying on Acid There are many more of these on the Comedy Central YouTube channel. Good stuff.