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Thinking there may need to be full thread for comedy albums, but wanted to let everyone know about this new release I just put out. Dave Stone's debut album, 'Hogwash', pressed on vinyl for the first time! Limited to 300 hand #'d copies - 100 on Orange, 200 on Brown - is shipping now! Dave is known for his years as a touring comedian, voiceover work on 'Squidbillies', late night TV appearances and his podcasts The Boogie Monster with Kyle Kinane and The Stonebergs with his fiancé Katie Strandberg Dave Stone - Hogwash lp ready to order and ship asap!
http://www.musicdirect.com/p-241396-kyle-kinane-whiskey-icarus-lp.aspx Kyle Kinane is one of the best stand up comedians working today. He's an amazing comic and just a great dude. His album Whiskey Icarus was on numerous end of year best of lists when it was first released in 2012 and is finally seeing a vinyl release via Comedy Central Records. If you're not familiar, here's a clip from Whiskey Icarus
Lemuria has a new 7" coming out on Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club Records. It will also come with a comic book drawn by renowned punk comic artist Mitch Clem and inked by Nation of Amanda about some of the band's craziest tour stories. It will come with a download code as well. You can preorder it below http://store.silversprocket.net/products/lemuria-comic For any fans of both punk rock and stand up comedy, Silver Sprocket also just released a split 7" featuring comedy genius Kyle Kinane and The Slow Death. The cover art was also done Mitch Clem and Nation of Amanda. http://store.silversprocket.net/collections/frontpage/products/kyle-kinane-slow-death-ep
Tig Notaro's landmark set at Los Angeles' Largo Theater last year in which she discussed her cancer diagnosis (received earlier that very day). Available on pic disc out of 500 via Secretly Candian Distribution. http://www.scdistribution.com/music-shop.html?class=artist&artist=Tig Also up for pre-order @ Insound, Barnes & Noble or Amazon. For those that don't know the story, the day before this set was recorded Tig was diagnosed with cancer in both breasts. This news was the bookend to an agonizing year in which Tig spent weeks in the hospital battling an intestinal bacteria infection. A week after being released from the hospital, her mother unexpectedly died. Then, in the middle of it all, her relationship fell apart. Tig's 30 minute set is not much more than an open-mic set in that it's half scripted, raw and real. It's an insightful detailing of her assessing a horrible set of circumstances in a calm, clever and clear manner. "In 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night at Largo." -Louis C.K. This was available last year via Louis C.K.'s website for digital download. Louis wrote the following email about the recording: "Greetings to the people and parts of people that are reading this. Hi. This is Louis. I'm a comedian and you bought a thing from me. Well, I'm writing to tell You that there is a new thing you can buy on my website louisck.com. It's an audio standup set by not me but another comedian named Tig Notaro. Why am I selling someone else's comedy on my website? Well, Tig is a friend of mine and she is very funny. I love her voice on stage. One night I was performing at a club in LA called Largo. Tig was there. She was about to go on stage. I hadn't seen Tig in about a year and I said how are you? She replied "well I found out today that I have cancer in both breasts and that it has likely spread to my lymph nodes. My doctor says it looks real bad. ". She wasn't kidding. I said "uh. Jesus. Tig. Well. Do you... Have your family... Helping?". She said "well my mom was with me but a few weeks ago she fell down, hit her head and she died". She still wasn't kidding. Now, I'm pretty stupid to begin with, and I sure didn't know what to say now. I opened my mouth and this came out. "jeez, Tig. I. Really value you. Highly.". She said "I value you highly too, Louie.". Then she held up a wad of note-paper in her hand and said "I'm gonna talk about all of it on stage now. It's probably going to be a mess". I said "wow". And with that, she went on stage. I stood in the wings behind a leg of curtain, about 8 feet from her, and watched her tell a stunned audience "hi. I have cancer. Just found out today. I'm going to die soon". What followed was one of the greatest standup performances I ever saw. I can't really describe it but I was crying and laughing and listening like never in my life. Here was this small woman standing alone against death and simply reporting where her mind had been and what had happened and employing her gorgeously acute standup voice to her own death. The show was an amazing example of what comedy can be. A way to visit your worst fears and laugh at them. Tig took us to a scary place and made us laugh there. Not by distracting us from the terror but by looking right at it and just turning to us and saying "wow. Right?". She proved that everything is funny. And has to be. And she could only do this by giving us her own death as an example. So generous. After her set, I asked Mark Flanagan, the owner of Largo (great club, by the way) if he recorded the set. Largo is set up for excellent recordings. He said that he did. A few days later, I wrote Tig and asked her if I could release this set on my site. I wanted people to hear what I saw. What we all saw that night. She agreed. The show is on sale for the same 5 dollars I charge for my stuff. I'm only keeping 1. She gets the other 4. Tig has decided to give some of that to cancer research. Tig, by the way, has since undergone a double mastectomy. She is doing well. Her doctors say her chances of survival are excellent. So she went there and came back. Her report from the frontlines of life and death are here for you to... Enjoy."