Don Jamieson is a metalhead. He has been all his life, so much in fact that his love for rock has seeped in other aspects of his life including the last fifteen years as a stand-up comedian. He and his comedy partner, Jim Florentine are co-hosts of That Metal Show on VH1 Classic, where the two comedians talk about pretty much anything related to the world of hard rock and interview icons from the scene. Don just released his first-ever stand-up CD, Live And Hilarious which was recorded in his home state of New Jersey. As a group of people with appreciation for things hard rock, we caught up with Don to discuss his love for music, find out what it’s like being on a metal label, we even talk bit of the Garden State with him. Read the rest of this entry
Everyone hates the thought of getting scammed at the box office and Doug Stanhope is one of those people. At a recent appearance in the UK, Stanhope rallied against ticket conglomerate Ticketmaster. Stanhope transforms a simple jag about a scamming ticket retailer into a bigger example of “don’t knock something before you know what is going to take it’s place.” Read the rest of this entry
If the thought of a comedian yucking it up with jokes to please the masses is your thing, then off the bat I will tell you Doug Stanhope’s new album Oslo-Burning The Bridge to Nowhere is not for you. Perhaps pick up some tickets for a Larry The Cable Guy show or Jeff Dunham DVD.
For anyone still interested, Oslo manages to be a revolutionary album before a single joke is said. Recorded in front of an audience for whom English is a non-native tongue, in a hastily converted warehouse turned stage, and with a scant thirty six hour notice; Oslo is the closest a recorded performance comes to capturing the feel of being in an actual comedy club. It’s a far from perfect performance, Stanhope’s act shows edges of roughness, the audience sometimes takes a few seconds to understand a joke, and the sound is by no means recorded with discerning audiophiles in mind. Read the rest of this entry
It feels like The Comedy Central Roast of Donald was just a little over month ago (because it was), but the network is already getting us ready for the next recipient when they announced today that Kid Rock will be the next celeb sitting in the chair.
I am sort of surprised that Kid Rock agreed to be roasted since he just had a new album that did pretty decently and just finished a nationwide tour, I figured he would pass up on being a roastee since it’s something you do towards the end of your career not the middle. Then again Larry the Cable Guy was roasted a few years ago and that guy is still one of the top grossing performers so what the hell do I know? Read the rest of this entry
Doug Stanhope is notorious for being a guy who doesn’t put up with any bullshit when it comes to his interviews and his comedy. So when I got a chance to talk to him about his ridiculously funny new CD/DVD Oslo-Burning the Bridge to Nowhere, I was kind of scared.
Truthfully, the thought of having someone I respected so much tell me off for being a jabroni didn’t seem that appealing. That aside, I couldn’t turn down a guy who is one of the most honest and brash comedians working today (It doesn’t hurt the fact that “Oslo” is already being spun like crazy on my iTunes). I did my homework and was pleasantly shocked to find out for all the hard-ass persona Stanhope can give off, we gelled pretty well. We talked about his new album, his views on comedy and society, and talked about booze, chicks, and cigarettes. Enjoy.> Read the rest of this entry
The hip hop community has historically been supportive and willing to integrate stand-up comedy its fold. Whether it be Def Comedy Jam giving comedians like D.L. Hughley, Chris Rock, and Bernie Mac early exposure, or rappers name dropping comedians like Bruce Bruce and Katt Williams in songs and videos.
That is why its not much of a shock that rap mogul 50 Cent is launching his own online comedy channel at Thisis50comedy.com which will be hosted by comedian Young Jack Thrilla and feature comedians from all around the world. Read the rest of this entry
Daniel Radcliffe was a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night promoting his project on Broadway that isn’t Harry Potter. One of the interesting things he mentioned to Jimmy was that he was always interested in stand-up comedy but was too scared to do anything other than a “load of horrendous jokes.”
Jimmy decided to give Radcliffe his comedy debut, giving him an epic introduction as “Danny Radcliffe.” Radcliff told one joke and it was bad as he warned us but nonetheless still a funny watch.
Unrelated note: Is Jimmy Fallon a giant or is Daniel Radcliffe really that small?
Via [TV Squad]