This week’s CTTB is the first of 6 new releases that Comedy Central Records is putting out for their 2015 roster of The Half Hour. Glittercheese was recorded at the Up Comedy Club in Chicago, is a debut album for Treyger. Boisterously candid. This “casual feminist” leads her audience down a chaotic path in her signature laid-back style as she reflects on treasured times such as handing out beer from her car after open mic nights to make friends, ruining a Miley Cyrus concert for teenage girls, and going to jail maybe one too many times. You’re sure to fall in love with Liza’s searing but playful charm… Unless you’re a pregnant woman. Or a man with a ponytail. Read More
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the the comedy song duo of Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci. We have good news for you. The duo of Garfunkel and Oates have a new album, Secretions lined up for release on September 10th. Here’s a teaser. Read More
Comedy Central Records will release six albums from comedians appearing on this season of “The Half Hour”
The fourth season of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour premieres August 22 at Midnight immediately followed by a second episode. Up first are comedians Liza Treyger and Hampton Yount respectively. The specials were filmed at The Royale in Boston and they showcase some of the best up-and-coming stand-up comedians. Fourteen episodes in all including the aforementioned as well as Tone Bell, Michelle Buteau, Sean Donnelly, Phil Hanley, Randy Liedtke, Joe List, Sam Morril, Barry Rothbart, Andrew Santino, Beth Stelling, Brooks Wheelan, and Andy Woodhull. In addition and for the first time ever, Comedy Central Records will also release stand-up comedy albums from six of the 14 comedians’ specials. The albums will be released the same week as the selected comedian’s televised show premiere. The selected six are Liza Treyger, Michelle Buteau, Randy Liedtke, Sam Morril, Sean Donnelly and Andrew Santino. Here’s a little more insight into each record release and it’s subsequent comedian: Read More
Earlier this year when Comedy Dynamics announced that they acquired the entire estate of Bill Hicks, they promised a comprehensive collection of his master works to come later in the year. Well, ladies and gentlemen, that day is going to be on September 11th. Today they announced full details behind Bill Hicks: The Complete Collection. The box set will contain, 12 CDs, 6 DVDs, and a photo book when it’s released. Additionally, the set will feature 10+ hours of unreleased Bill Hicks material. Want to see what it will look like? Read More
Comedian and Actor Seaton Smith recently made his television debut on Fox’s Mulaney and had a killer set on Late Night with Seth Meyers. And now it’s time for his album. Originally starting comedy in Washington D.C., Seaton now lives and performs in New York City. Additionally, he has headlined shows across the country, performed at over 200 College Campuses, was featured in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, both in 2014. He also has appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. If you are in the D.C. area, grab tickets here and see the live taping in person. Your future self thanks you!
Expensive commercial for Metal Grasshopper Dave Hill’s debut comedy album Let Me Turn You On, out now on aspecialthingrecords. Get the album here.
Comedian, Actress and Writer Giulia Rozzi will be recording her new album in NYC on June 25 at the New York Comedy Club. She is fresh off her latest one-woman show, Bad Bride, which had successful runs touring the US and UK. Her credits include appearing on VH1, Comedy Central, MTV, TLC, TruTV and Chelsea Lately. Rozzi is also a two-time ECNY Best Female Stand Up nominee. As for her writing credits, Girl Code, Silent Library, Playgirl, Esquire.com, BUST, NY Press, Glamour, XOJane, AOL, Lifetimetv, Hello Giggles, Gawker, Huffington Post, and more are on her resume. Rozzi also co-hosts the long running sex and relationship themed storytelling show Stripped Stories with Margot Leitman in venues all over the US. It’s been 5 years since her last and debut album, Very Pretty Name, in 2010. She also appeared recently on The Laugh Button Podcast with fellow comedian and friend Brooke Van Poppelen. The poster artwork for her album recording show was done by Joe Karg who has recently made posters for Myq Kaplan and Marc Maron. Will Miles, Christi Chiello and Joel Kim Booster will be joining Rozzi as special guests for the evening. Be sure to check out all things Giulia Rozzi on her site. And you can grab tickets for the show here.
We were excited when we caught wind of comedian, musician, and actor Dave Hill’s debut comedy album earlier this month. Well, we are now one step closer as Let Me Turn You On is now available for pre-order for the June 9 release on ASPECIALTHING Records. On this album, Hill intersperses a stand up show recorded live at Union Hall in Brooklyn with some of his hilarious short stories told over his trademark sweet guitar riffs. Listeners are treated to tales of the time he went to prison, a fateful encounter with an angry homeless man, his travels to Japan where he played with his band Valley Lodge, his classic erotic short stories, and of course some wicked guitar playing. If you want to plant the seed for a future “Your Welcome” to yourself, pre-order on iTunes here. If you are old school and prefer compact discs and awesome album artwork you can pre-order that here. And every Monday night, he can be heard hosting his own radio show, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, from 9pm to midnight on WFMU. You can stream episodes here. Read More
Yeah, it sounds gruesome as hell, but that’s what happened.
Shane Mauss is set to release his third stand-up comedy album titled, My Big Break, and this time he didn’t have to look far for inspiration. You see, a few months back, Mauss was hiking and misjudged the height of a cliff on a jump. The result were two, yes two, shattered feet and some of his strongest work to date.
Mauss had surgery to fix his feet which included some screws to put him back together. Let’s be honest, if you peep the album art, you might just think Shane is more machine than man at this point. My Big Break will hit stores on Tuesday, May 26 and b available at all digital retailers.
Many comedians come to a point in their lives when they have to decide whether to relocate to New York or LA. The move is considered an inevitable and necessary step to advance their careers. While it’s not impossible to achieve big things in a smaller, secondary scene, it’s not terribly common. Sean White, however, is one of those people who’s talent is bigger than his zip code.
Originally from Alabama, Sean White is an emerging comedian based out of Chicago, IL. He’s been called a “Gem” by RE:Com Chicago Comedy magazine, “Killing it” by the Chicago Tribune, and was named one of the top 16 comics in Chicago by Chicago Magazine. Despite not having an LA or NYC address, White was recently able to catch the eye of A Special Thing Records who released his debut album Dead & Gone. It goes without saying White’s album has to be pretty amazing to earn a spot in the AST library next to Guy Branum, Bob Odenkirk, Jared Logan and many more hilarious comedians, but let’s elaborate anyway. Read More