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Two more music labels enter comedy business; Erik Griffin and Kurt Braunohler to release albums

Two more music labels enter comedy business; Erik Griffin and Kurt Braunohler to release albums

By | January 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm | 2 comments

Quickly rising comedians Kurt Braunohler and Erik Griffin just signed deals to release their first live comedy albums, and both are doing so as two indie music record labels' first comedians. Braunohler, the host of IFC's absurd game show Bunk!, will record his debut album for...

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Comedian Paul Morrissey’s new album is challenging for at-home listeners (Review + audio)

Comedian Paul Morrissey’s new album is challenging for at-home listeners (Review + audio)

By | October 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm | One comment

Sometimes a crowd just isn’t on your side. Sometimes, timing isn’t on your side. And sometimes, the powers combine, and the time you’ve chosen to record your comedy album happens to be a time when the crowd doesn’t want to listen to or laugh at your jokes. This seems to...

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James Adomian: ‘Low Hangin Fruit’ (Review)

James Adomian: ‘Low Hangin Fruit’ (Review)

By | August 10, 2012 at 8:53 am | No comments

Comedian and actor James Adomian is no stranger to the stand-up spotlight, having been featured in the top 10 on season seven of Last Comic Standing as well having toured the nation performing with A-list comedians and at left-wing and progressive political events...

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Epic analysis: George Carlin’s 17 best comedy albums

Epic analysis: George Carlin’s 17 best comedy albums

By | February 1, 2012 at 12:36 pm | 48 comments

This list will rank George Carlin's albums in terms of overall quality, with special attention paid to both straight hilarity as well as philosophical pertinence. I chose albums rather than specials for three reasons: 1) most of Carlin's albums simply were the audio from his...

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Andres Du Bouchet: “Naked Trampoline Hamlet” (Review)

Andres Du Bouchet: “Naked Trampoline Hamlet” (Review)

By | October 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments

Comedian Andrés Du Bouchet's Naked Trampoline Hamlet is one of the most innovative comedy albums of the last few years. Conan staff writer Du Bouchet has gotten to where he is in the comedy world through his mastery in absurdist humor, which fleshes itself out beautifully on...

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Mike Stanley: “Tough Luck Chump” (Review)

Mike Stanley: “Tough Luck Chump” (Review)

By | October 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm | One comment

When Mike Stanley made a fat joke in Ohio, a woman stood up and scolded him. Stanley responded, “Lighten up.” His debut album Tough Luck Chump is littered with jokes like these: occasionally mean and cruel, and definitely downright raunchy. So if adult humor like this is...

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The Laughspin interview with T.J. Miller

The Laughspin interview with T.J. Miller

By | October 10, 2011 at 10:26 am | 2 comments

Perhaps best known for his vomit-inducing camerawork in Cloverfield, T.J. Miller has been acting and doing comedy for almost as long as he’s been able to legally own a gun. He’s recently appeared in She’s Out of Your League and Yogi Bear, and his first one-hour stand-up...

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Interview: Checking in with Patton Oswalt about “Finest Hour”

Interview: Checking in with Patton Oswalt about “Finest Hour”

By | September 20, 2011 at 10:42 am | 2 comments

It's unique to see someone like Patton Oswalt, known to the mainstream for his many television and film roles (King of Queens, Ratatouille, Big Fan) staying so true to his stand-up roots. In his latest comedy album, out today, Finest Hour, which recently premiered as a Showtime...

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The Laughspin interview with Jamie Kilstein: “The message always comes first”

The Laughspin interview with Jamie Kilstein: “The message always comes first”

By | September 13, 2011 at 11:31 am | 2 comments

One of the only ways to tolerate listening to mainstream new programs' discussion of the debt ceiling crisis, the 2012 presidential election, the economy remaining in the shitter, the inane bickering that continues to plague Congress, or pretty much anything involving the Tea...

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