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
Comedian, musician and actor Dave Hill is set to finally release his debut comedy album entitled Let Me Turn You On. This info is coming directly from Hill’s Instagram Account where he posted a pick of the animated album cover alongside the news. The cover art was done by Danny Hellman and the album will be released on ASpecialThing Records. Bac in June of 2010, Hill launched his own podcast called Dave Hill’s Podcasting Incident and currently hosts The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on free-form radio station WFMU. Hill was a member of the ’90s alternative band Sons of Elvis and Cleveland-based rock band Cobra Verde, and currently fronts the band Valley Lodge whose song “Go” is used as the theme song for HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He has also played guitar with Walter Schreifels’ solo band, Diamondsnake, a hard rock band also featuring Moby, and bass for Lucy Wainwright Roche. Additionally, Hill is the creator and sole member of the semi-fictional Norwegian black metal band Witch Taint. Hill’s book Tasteful Nudes: …and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation, a collection of anecdotal essays, was published in 2012 and the book is being developed into a television show with Comedy Central. Read More
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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
Guy 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 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
You 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
Andy 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 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.