Sean Kent: Waiting for the Rapture

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Sean Kent has lent his darkly slanted socio-political humor to the entertainment landscape, having appeared in shows and on networks ranging from Comedy Central, VH1, E Entertainment and CBS; NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and The Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox Sports Net, just to name a few. His work ethic is insurmountable, continuing to write through two bouts of cancer, and speaking at various charity events to raise awareness.

And while he pulls no punches (only punch lines), Kent makes brilliant use of his brand of brutally honest commentary on Waiting for the Rapture (Uproar Entertainment).

A recent winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition, its apropos that he chose the city for the recording of his album, as indicated by his opening his bit with, “There’s a reason I picked here, man, I like this city.” But then he immediately accuses them of lying (about how much it rains there, for example) to keep Californians from wanting to live there. Kent’s also on to Seattle native with their doom and gloom-type claims of “blood rain” and “demon rape,” he jokes.

That’s right. This album is not for the faint of heart—it’s raw and mean. But it’s also intelligent and honest. His attack on politics is indiscriminate, pointing out the inherent ridiculousness in blind liberalism and conservative zealots – Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh – alike.

(Check out Sean’s take on Anderson Cooper below)

The title of this album is a beautiful summation of Kent’s intended messages: Wal-Marts are taking over; gays should be allowed to fight Al Qaeda in assless chaps and the Christian Right keeps yelling and ruining our fun! We’re all just Waiting for the Rapture.

To download Waiting for the Rapture, just click the image below.

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