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  • Bon Qui Qui’s “Gold Plated Dreams” about to become a reality Jan. 20th

    BonQuiQuiOn Jan. 20th, 2015 Bon Qui Qui’s Gold Plated Dreams become a reality with the release of her debut album on Warner Music Nashville. Anjelah Johnson-Reyes takes her alter-ego from the nail salon to the recording studio to deliver us eight tracks including “I’m a Cut You”, already at 3 million views on YouTube.

    Bon Qui Qui has been viewed and replicated by 65 million people worldwide. Anjelah has come a long way from being a professional cheerleader with the Oakland Raiders. She was a MadTV cast member, released 2 hour long specials, and starred in the feature Enough Said, lent her voice to The Book of Life, and appeared on The Shield, Ugly Betty, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. All while touring the stand-up circuit nationwide.

    You can pre-order here: Gold Plated Dreams

    Weird Al, Jim Gaffigan and more earn 2015 Grammy nominations

    With award season just around the bend, the nominations are just starting to pour through. During an all-day musical event, the nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced today. In the category for “Best Comedy Album,” comedians “Weird Al” Yankovic, Jim Gaffigan, Louis C.K., Patton Oswalt, and Sarah Silverman fill out the ballot.

    “Weird Al”‘s latest album, Mandatory Fun, making the ballot is the least surprising. The comedian did almost-impossibly, landing number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Mandatory Fun was the first comedy album in 51 years to earn that distinction. Gaffigan earns his second Grammy nomination for his latest album Obsessed, which was Comedy Central’s most watched comedy special of the year. Louis C.K. also earned his second nomination for his latest album, Oh My God. His previous album, Hilarious, earned the comedian his first Grammy nomination and win in 2012. Oswalt’s latest album, Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time, lands the comic his third Grammy nomination. Sarah Silverman earns her first nomination for her album We Are Miracles, just coming right off the heels of her WGA Award nomination.

    The 2015 Grammy Awards will air on February 8th on CBS. No matter who wins, we can all be happy it isn’t Kathy Griffin.

    Ian Karmel is recording an album February 7th in Portland

    Comedian Ian Karmel will soon be recording his debut album in 2015. Karmel tweeted the news saying he will be recording his album on February 7th at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR via Kill Rock Stars

    Karmel originally started his stand-up career in Portland, earning the honor of being named “Portland’s Funniest Person” in 2011 before moving to LA. Karmel also comes from a improv background having tained under The Groundlings and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade. Karmel has performed at Portland’s Bridgetown comedy festival as well as the Moontower comedy festival and Montreal’s Just For Laughs as one of their “New Faces of Comedy.” He was a writer and regular round table guest on Chelsea Lately, has appeared on IFC’s Portlandia, and has performed stand-up on Conan.

    Tickets are on sale now, here. Better hurry up and grab your’s now. A second show had to be added after the first show sold out fast. So again, better grab your ticket now.

    Sara Schaefer is recording her debut album January 22nd in New York

    Comedian Sara Schaefer is recording a comedy album next month. On January 22, Schaefer will record her debut album over two shows at New York’s Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

    The critically acclaimed stand-up, writer, and producer recently relocated from New York to LA. Since then she has launched her own production company, Little BoBo Productions, starting with its flagship series, Day Job. She was the co-host/co-creator of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara LIVE, has performed stand-up on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, and has made multiple appearances on Comedy Central’s @Midnight. Schaefer has also won two Emmys for her work as a blogger for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has written for and Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. Schaefer is also quite the podcasting pro, co-hosting the long-running You Had To Be There podcast with Nikki Glaser as well as her newest venture Lies with Sara Schaefer in conjunction with Nerdist and WNYC.

    Tickets are on sale now for both the early and late shows, here. Seating is limited, so get your’s now. Right now. Read More

    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.