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  • Get the comedy Humble Bundle and scoop up titles from Bill Hicks, Marc Maron, Mike Birbiglia, Doug Stanhope, and more

    Bill HicksYou have one week and one week only to take advantage of this so do it now.

    The website Humble Bundle runs a bunch of great flash sales for media at steep discounts that allow you to snatch up some great music, video, and comedy albums for a sliding scale. Money raised go to charities, in this case Electronic Frontier Foundation and Watsi. So pay what you want, get awesome comedy titles from the Comedy Dynamics library including some of the upcoming Bill Hicks re-issues and help charity, you’re almost a total jerk if you don’t pick this up. Read More

    Stream Andy Woodhull new stand-up album “Step Parenting” in it’s entirety

    StepAndy Woodhull releases his third live stand-up comedy album, Step Parenting on Rooftop Comedy Productions. Woodhull is a modern family man, with his own unique take on marriage and parenting. As a husband and stepfather of two, Andy spins the challenges of his home life into humorous anecdotes using a clever, dry wit and unmatched sarcasm. Andy Woodhull began his stand-up comedy career in the Midwest, where his talents prompted the editors at the Chicago Tribune to include him as one of their four comedians to watch.  In 2009 he made his stand-up television debut on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. That same year Andy was invited to perform at the Great American Comedy Festival, as well as the world famous Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. In 2010 Andy won the Best of the Midwest competition at Gilda’s Laugh Fest and just two years later became a semi-finalist onCMT’s Next Big Comic. Also in 2012 Andy released his sophomore stand-up album, his first with Rooftop Comedy Productions, Lucyto rave reviews. Read More

    Aparna Nancherla set to record her new album June 2 in NYC

    AparnaNancherlaAparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don’t be scared. She’s a joke entrepreneur who pedals in both writing and performance. In fact, she most recently wrote for and sometimes appeared on the late, great Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, on FX-then-FXX. Nancherla will be recording her new stand-up album June 2 at Union Hall in New York City. Her artistic journey took off in Washington D.C., but she now resides in New York City. Aparna’s comedic goggles are dry and observational, and her act is sprinkled with absurdist wit and a whimsical point-of-view. Other credits include Conan on TBS, @midnight and Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central. Comics Aparna has opened for include John Oliver, Tig Notaro, Paul F. Tompkins, Eugene Mirman, Maria Bamford, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Dave Attell, Rob Delaney, Christian Finnegan, Tom Green, Eddie Brill, Hari Kondabolu, Myq Kaplan, and Chris D’Elia. Aparna is also an experienced improviser, having studied at Washington Improv Theater, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in both NY and LA, and the Groundlings, as well as at Lesly Kahn’s school of acting. She may yet perform with latent-but-powerful independent improv group Mythical Newsroom. She has also acted in various sketches, web videos and series, pilots, and short films.

    The timeline to the re-releases of Bill Hicks’ entire comedy catalog

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    We previously reported that Comedy Dynamics was to release the entire catalog of the late, great Bill Hicks. Now, more details have emerged as to what that would involve and it’s guaranteed to get any comedy fan extremely excited. There are rumors of some more in store for Hicks fan. Here’s what we know so far… Read More

    Paul Virzi to tape debut stand-up album, Live At The Stand on April 9th

    Paul VirziIf you are in New York on April 9th, make some plans to get to The Stand and catch comedian Paul Virzi tape his first comedy album. You might know Virzi as an opener for Bill Burr or host of the podcast, The Virzi Effect. He’s also a killer comedian (and emcee of our Live SXSW show).

    Virzi shared the news that he’s taping the album at his home club on his Facebook page.

    Happy to announce that April 9th I will be recording my debut comedy album Paul Virzi “Live At The Stand” We tried in Indy and CT and things didn’t work out. It is fitting anyway to do it at my home club (The Stand) here in NY. It will be taped on both the 8 and 10pm shows. Hope to see you there!

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    Stream two tracks from Hampton Yount’s new release Bearable out today

    YountHampton Yount announces the release of his new comedy album Bearable which is out today on ASPECIALTHING Records. Recorded live at Nerdmelt Showroom the very night after he taped his debut set on Conan, the LA-by-way-of DC comedian delivers an unabashedly enthusiastic take on current events, sexuality, depression and the South. Yount’s high energy and vibrant laughter are absolutely infectious, and his German accent is beyond reproach. A solid hour of edgy and intelligent silliness, Bearable is Hampton’s formidable follow up to his debut LP Unbearable. You can stream two tracks now. Give the Constitution a Rest, It’s Christmas and Trust (Feat. Yur Ghost). Yount has appeared on Conan and Last Comic Standing while writing for Ridiculousness and Upload with Shaquille O’Neal. He’s also performed at Gilda’s Laughfest, Adam Devine’s House Party, SXSW, and was named one of the Comic’s to Watch by LA Weekly and Esquire Magazine.

    In Ruins with the Bitter Buddha: The Laugh Button interview with Eddie Pepitone

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    Eddie Pepitone has become one of the most respected comedians in the comedy community and a cult favorite in L.A. And in recent years, he’s taken on the moniker of the “Bitter Buddha”. Recently, he’s explained to us why this world is In Ruins, his latest effort now available on iTunes. You may recognize his voice from WTF with Marc Maron, or witnessed his victory last year on @midnight, or saw one of his many guest appearances on comedy programs such as Bob’s Burgers, The King of Queens, Chapelle’s Show, Monk, Community, Childrens Hospital, Happy EndingsFlight of the Conchords, 2 Broke Girls, or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Here’s our latest time spent with Mr. Pepitone. Read More

    Comedy Dynamics to re-release entire Bill Hicks catalog after acquiring his comedy estate

    Bill HicksComedy Dynamics is excited to announce that they have acquired the Bill Hicks’ Estate and will be re-releasing his entire catalog of specials and albums starting next month! This is big news as most of his catalog has been long out of print. Starting back in 1989 with his special, Sane Man, up through American: The Bill Hicks Story in 2010. Bill Hicks was an American comedian, social critic, satirist and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy. He criticized consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity, and banality within the media and popular culture. At the age of 16, while still in high school, he began performing at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas. During the 1980s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances. But it was in the UK that he amassed a significant fan base, filling large venues during his 1991 tour. He also achieved a modicum of recognition as a guitarist and songwriter. Hicks died of pancreatic cancer on February 26, 1994 in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 32. In subsequent years – in particular after a series of posthumous album releases – his body of work gained a significant measure of acclaim in creative circles, and he developed a substantial cult following. He is number 19 on Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-ups of all time. And now through Comedy Dynamics, his work will once again come to the forefront and be celebrated and influence yet another generation of comics while being celebrated by those lucky enough to live through his existence on earth.

    Adam Cayton-Holland to release second stand up album “Backyards” on April 7

    Adam_Cayton-Holland_smallDenver-based comedian Adam-Cayton Holland is releasing his second comedy album, Backyards, through Greater Than Collective. For a limited time, those who pre-order the album will receive a two-for-one CDs as well as 2 baseball cards. The CD release parties in Denver include a free in-store performance at Twist & Shout on release day, April 7th, where you get can your hands on a copy of Backyards the day it comes out. Adam Cayton-Holland is a national touring comic who has appeared on Conan, @midnight, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, The Pete Holmes Show, Happy Endings and was named one of Esquire’s “25 Comics to Watch.” Working with his comedy trio The Grawlix, he recently filmed a pilot for TRU TV about mediocre teachers called Those Who Can’t. His podcast, My Dining Room Table, and his debut album, I Don’t Know If I Happy are both available on iTunes. He has been described as “genial” and “with pretty decent teeth.”

    Dan Cummins to release a comedy EP on February 24th

    Chinese AffectionIt’s been a few years since Dan Cummins released his last stand-up comedy album, Hear This. Though he’s been relatively quiet on the comedy album front, he’s been busy, hitting some late night shows, and becoming the new co-host of The Playboy Morning Show.

    Cummins just announced that he’ll be releasing an EP of comedy on February 24th. The EP, Chinese Affection will be released on all digital outlets and offers a quick look into what Cummins has been up to. Chinese Affection was the first stand-up album to be featured in Pandora’s recently. Funny enough, the album was the first to be featured on the Pandora Comedy Spotlight with material addressing issues such as how to improve government customer service, strange things happening at amusements parks, why the Guinness Book of World Records should just change its name. Pre-orders for Chinese Affection start on the 17th, and you can do that right here.