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  • Cool thing to buy this week: Guy Branum “Effable”

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    No More Mr. Nice Gay, Guy Branum, is coming out with his new comedy album, Effable. Guy is a writer and comedian who writes and appears on Chelsea Lately. He’s known as the “Staff Homosexual” and wears it with pride.

    Guy is very open about his sexuality. There’s no subtly to his comedy. Guy loves being himself wherever he can. His jokes are over-the-top and make you laugh. While he is a popular stand-up comedian, he also was a contestant on Last Comic Standing. He appears on MTV, G4, Current TV, and played a role in the Ashton Kutcher movie, No Strings Attached. Can you guess what role he would play? Of course it was the sassy gay friend and he played it well. Read More

    Listen to two tracks from Guy Branum’s new album Effable out April 14

    EffableGuy Branum is a writer and comedian best known for his recurring segment “No More Mr. Nice Gay” on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, serving as “Staff Homosexual” on Chelsea Lately and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in No Strings Attached.  He’s also appeared on Last Comic Standing, Arsenio, on E!, MTV and he has also written for Punk’d, Another Period, Awkward., Billy on the Street and Fashion Police. His new album, Effable, is available on ASpecialThing Records April 14. And we’ve got two tracks for you to check out right here and now. Recorded live at Nerdmelt Showroom, Branum delivers a hot set in every sense of the word.  Moving through a variety of topics with superb flow. He riffs about Canada as American fan fiction, LA vs NYC, apartment dogs, Red Lobster trickery, and he provides an excellent defense of his oft-questioned taste in music. Read More

    Rain Pryor, daughter of Richard, set to release comedy album April 7

    Rain Pryor Black & WhiteRain Pryor is an American actress, comedienne, and author. She also happens to be the daughter of the late comedy legend Richard Pryor. Her comedy album Black & White is set to be released April 7 via Uproar Entertainment. Pre-order here. Pryor starred in the ABC series Head of the Class in the role of Theola June ‘T.J.’ Jones. Pryor’s role was created from a series of characters she performed at her audition for the producers. Pryor starred for several years as Jackie, the lipstick lesbian drug addict on the Showtime series Rude Awakening and has guest starred on network television series such as The Division and Chicago Hope. She has appeared numerous times on both The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

    Rain’s stage credits include playing the title role of Billie Holiday in the UK tour of the Billie Holiday Story and the title role of Ella Fitzgerald in the UK premiere of Ella, Meet Marilyn. She performed in the Los Angeles productions of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues with Nora Dunn of Saturday Night Live fame. Read More

    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


    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