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  • Nore Davis to release debut stand-up album, “Home Game” on November 28th

    Nore Davis - Home GameNore Davis is a fantastic NYC comedian. Haven’t heard of him yet? You will.

    A few weeks back, Davis taped his new stand-up special and it’s coming out next week, right as the biggest shopping day of the holiday season commences. On November 28th, Rooftop Comedy Productions will release Davis’ album, Home Game. The special was taped at the Comic Strip Live in NYC. A stage Davis is more than familiar with as he’s gotten many hours of time on stage. Home Game covers the topics of life that touch us all, from health and wealth, to friends, and family, in a style of wit that connects with audiences of all ages.

    So there you have it, Friday November 28th, Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. So when you start putting together the list of early morning door busters and what size TV you’d like to trample the person next to you to get, take solace in knowing you can point your web browser over to any respectable web download site you can think of – iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, etc.- and you’ll get Nore Davis’new album.

    Dave Ross is recording a 7-inch on Nov. 19th in Denver

    LA comedian and storyteller Dave Ross will be recording a 7-inch vinyl this week. Ross’ most current tour (which included stops at comedy festivals Hell Yes Fest and The Fest in New Orleans and Gainesville) will conclude in a recording for A Special Thing Records in Denver, CO on Wednesday, November 19th at “Too Much Fun” at The Deer Pile.

    Ross is one-fourth of the great WOMEN comedy sketch group whose videos have been featured on Tosh.0. He is also the host of the Terrified podcast on the Nerdist network, was recently featured on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, is a MOTH Grand Slam winner, and was a storyteller on the second season of Comedy Central’s Drunk History. Ross is also a regular at LA’s Nerdist Theatre and the Hollywood Improv.

    The show starts at 10:30pm and is free to attend. For more info on all things Dave Ross, visit Read More

    Brooks Wheelan is recording an album Nov. 22 in Madison, WI

    Comedian Brooks Wheelan will be recording comedy album next week in Madison, Wisconsin. Wheelan announced on Twitter yesterday he will be recording his first album on November 22nd at the ever popular Comedy Club on State, where he will be headlining a weekend of shows.

    It’s been a big year for Wheelan. As previously announced, he recently was cast in the indie comedy The Out of Town Wedding alongside Kurt Braunohler, and starred in the Adult Swim pilot Biker Bar. Wheelan has performed stand-up on Conan and Adam Devine’s House Party, as well as at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival, the South Beach Comedy Festival, and was named one of Comedy Central’s “10 Comics to Watch” at the 2012 New York Comedy Festival. He also was a writer/performer on season 39 of SNL.

    You can purchase tickets to the recording and the rest of Wheelan’s Madison shows, here. Read More

    Big Jay Oakerson to release new comedy album on November 17

    What's Your Fucking Deal?!?“What’s your f@!?#ng deal?!”

    It’s a question Big Jay Oakerson asks a lot of his crowds these days, attempting to learn more about them and bring them into a comedy conversation.

    If you haven’t gotten the chance to catch comedian Big Jay Oakerson live lately, you are missing out. Over these last few years, he’s become one of the best comedians working today. I’ll repeat it if you didn’t catch it the first time… Big Jay Oakerson is one of the best comedians working today.

    On any given night, Oakerson is on stage doing spots and fearlessly making us all laugh with not much more than his solid material and ability to work a room with stellar crowd work. Often times laughing along with us, because as he once explained to us, “he’s often hearing the joke with us for the first time as well.” Oakerson has spent some time refining his gift of gab, talking to his audiences, and spinning aspects of their lives into comedy gold. Read More

    Cristela Alonzo’s debut album ‘Some of the Hits’ to be released on November 4th

    Comedy Central Records is rolling out two big releases next week. In addition to Nick Vatterott’s album, Cristela Alonzo is drop her debut album Some of the Hits on Tuesday, November 4th.

    Alonzo is having herself one hell of a year. The comedian was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” and created and stars in her own ABC sitcom Cristela. Alonzo has also had her own Comedy Central Half Hour special, and has performed on Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution, Last Comic Standing, Showtime’s Legally Brown, and Live at Gotham.

    Alonzo recorded her first album live at the San Jose Improv. You can pre-order Cristela Alonzo: Some of the Hits on iTunes now. You can check out Cristela Fridays at 8:30 est on ABC.

    Nick Vatterott’s debut album ‘For Amusement Only’ to be released November 4th

    One of the most dynamic performers today will be releasing his debut album next week. New York comedian Nick Vatterott’s first ablum For Amusement Only hits digital and wooden (maybe metal? I don’t know) shelves on November 4th via Comedy Central Records.

    For his first album, Vatterott returned to his old stomping ground of Chicago to record at Chicago Comedy Underground at the Beat Kitchen. During his time in the Midwest, Vatterott was named Chicago’s Funniest Man by “Chicago Magazine” in 2010. Since then he has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, was named the 2011 recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, had his own Comedy Central Half Hour special, and has performed on Conan as well as an incredibly memorable set on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Vatterott was also producer/writer/performer on the late great stand-up/sketch show Mash Up on the CC network.

    You can pre-order Nick Vatterott: For Amusement Only now on iTunes, here. Also, if you’re near NYC you can catch Vatterott’s album release show at The Stand on November 7th part of the New York Comedy Festival. Tickets are on sale now.

    Sam Grittner is recording his first album November 21st in NYC

    New York comedian Sam Grittner is recording his debut album this fall. Grittner will be recording his album, Poor Decisions, Expensive Mistakes, at NY’s  Treehouse Theater (formerly This Theater) on November 21st. Joining him will be comedians Emmy Blotnick, Luke Thayer, Todd Mole, and Abbi Crutchfield, who will open the show. Grittner first announced the recording on his website.

    “Last November my friend Mo Fathelbab (founder of the comedy label THE EXPERIMENT and a jovial, fantastic human being) approached me and asked me if I wanted to do a stand-up residency at a room in a bar in Brooklyn for one year. The proposal was I would perform 8-10 minutes every Tuesday for a year  and when the year was up, record my first album.”

    In addition to stand-up, Grittner is a regular contributor to His writing has been featured on MSNBC, Mashable, The Huffington Post, and He also created @TonightonGIRLS, an absurdist homage to the HBO show ‘GIRLS.”

    Dan Telfer is recording is new album November 15th in LA

    The wonderful Dan Telfer is gearing up to record his new album this fall. Telfer will hit Los Angeles’ Nerdmelt Showroom, a popular spot for recordings lately, to record his second full-length album on November 15th via ASpecialThing records.

    Telfer had previously released his first full-length album Tendrils of Ruin also through AST records in 2012, following his EP Fossil Records which was released as a split with Greg Proops and Paul F. Tompkins. Telfer has performed at both Chicago and Montreal Just For Laughs festivals, currently writes for Comedy Central’s @Midnight, and had one of the greatest late night sets of all time debating “The Best Dinosaur” on The Pete Holmes Show.

    Telfer will be joined by fellow comedians Emily Heller, Maria Bamford, and Ricky Carmona who will open the show. The recording is free to attend and will offer free beer. What the hell more could you want? Reserve your seats now, here. Read More

    Cool thing to buy this week: Dan Mintz “The Stranger”

    There’s a lot of stuff out there in the world vying for both your attention and your hard-earned dollars. The Laugh Button is here to help you make the right decisions when it comes to purchasing funny things. Here’s what’s cool to buy this week.

    The StrangerDan Mintz: The Stranger
    Purchase: iTunes | Amazon

    If you’ve ever watched Bob Burgers, you’ve probably wondered how the voice actor who plays Tina Belcher sounds when she’s out of character. Turns out this she is a he, and that Tina’s voice and his are identical. His name is Dan Mintz, and he’s also a stand-up comedian whose jokes are delivered in that exact same voice. Imagine a far more confident, but still sympathetically awkward, male version of Tina telling some of the funniest jokes in comedy right now, and you have an idea of what you’ll experience when listening to The Stranger.

    If anything, Mintz’ debut album proves that, despite the inevitable Tina narrative preceding any discussion of his work, he’s so much more than just a Bob’s Burgers character. Read More

    Cameron Esposito “Same Sex Symbol” might prove that she is indeed a Thundercat (review)

    Cameron EspositoIn her video for album track “Woman Who Doesn’t Sleep with Men” where she shuts down a heckler, Cameron Esposito summed up her outspoken brand of comedy. And in a 2013 op-ed piece for the Advocate in which she said, “I’m not going to hide my sexuality. Because if I stop talking about my life and my sexuality with some degree of candor – not even a huge degree, but some! – then comedy is just left with a sea of dude comics miming wieners onstage forever. I don’t hear myself represented onstage, and that’s OK. I’ll represent myself. I’m happy to,” she proved herself both a comedian and an activist. Representing herself and subsequently her unique perspective is exactly what she does on her latest stand-up album, Same Sex Symbol, in stores this week. Read More