A Guide to the Hard-to-Find Comedy Albums of Albert Brooks
by Ramsey Ess A few years ago in From the Archives, we did a deep dive and examined Albert Brooks’s early short films, and reminded ourselves at how creative and unique a talent the man is. Throughout these shorts we were shown a laundry list of creative ideas, jokes that still hold up today, ... [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, […] Ge... [Read More]
Stream Andy Woodhull new stand-up album “Step Parenting” in it’s entirety
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 anecd... [Read More]
Aparna Nancherla set to record her new album June 2 in NYC
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 record... [Read More]
The timeline to the re-releases of Bill Hicks’ entire comedy catalog
We previously reported that Comedy Dynamics was to release the entire catalog of the late, great Bill Hicks. Now, more details have emerged as to what that would involve and it’s guaranteed to get any comedy fan extremely excited. There are rumors of some more in store for Hicks fan. Here&rsqu... [Read More]
Rare 1968 Joan Rivers stand-up comedy album to be released for first time on CD for Record Store Day 2015
This year's annual Record Store Day will feature the CD debut of a rare and out-of-print 1968 stand-up album from the late Joan Rivers -- The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album -- thanks to Stand Up! Records. The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album will be released April 18, 2015. It'll include an eight-page... [Read More]
Paul Virzi to tape debut stand-up album, Live At The Stand on April 9th
If you are in New York on April 9th, make some plans to get to The Stand and catch comedian Paul Virzi tape his first comedy album. You might know Virzi as an opener for Bill Burr or host of the podcast, The Virzi Effect. He’s also a killer comedian (and emcee of our Live […] Paul Virzi... [Read More]
A Rare 1969 Joan Rivers Album Will Be Re-Released Next Month
by Megh Wright A long out-of-print Joan Rivers comedy album is getting re-released next month. Titled The Next to Last Joan Rivers Album, it was recorded in 1968 at NYC cabaret Upstairs at the Downstairs and has been digitally remixed and remastered for its first-ever CD release via Stand Up! Record... [Read More]
Stream two tracks from Hampton Yount’s new release Bearable out today
Hampton Yount announces the release of his new comedy album Bearable which is out today on ASPECIALTHING Records. Recorded live at Nerdmelt Showroom the very night after he taped his debut set on Conan, the LA-by-way-of DC comedian delivers an unabashedly enthusiastic take on current events, sexuali... [Read More]
In Ruins with the Bitter Buddha: The Laugh Button interview with Eddie Pepitone
Eddie Pepitone has become one of the most respected comedians in the comedy community and a cult favorite in L.A. And in recent years, he’s taken on the moniker of the “Bitter Buddha”. Recently, he’s explained to us why this world is In Ruins, his latest effort now avail... [Read More]