Bon Qui Qui’s “Gold Plated Dreams” about to become a reality Jan. 20th
On Jan. 20th, 2015 Bon Qui Qui’s Gold Plated Dreams become a reality with the release of her debut album on Warner Music Nashville. Anjelah Johnson-Reyes takes her alter-ego from the nail salon to the recording studio to deliver us eight tracks including “I’m a Cut You”, alre... [Read More]
 
Weird Al, Jim Gaffigan and more earn 2015 Grammy nominations
With award season just around the bend, the nominations are just starting to pour through. During an all-day musical event, the nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced today. In the category for “Best Comedy Album,” comedians “Weird Al” Yankovic, Jim Gaffigan, L... [Read More]
 
Ian Karmel is recording an album February 7th in Portland
Comedian Ian Karmel will soon be recording his debut album in 2015. Karmel tweeted the news saying he will be recording his album on February 7th at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR via Kill Rock Stars Karmel originally started his stand-up career in Portland, earning the honor of being named &ld... [Read More]
 
Sara Schaefer is recording her debut album January 22nd in New York
Comedian Sara Schaefer is recording a comedy album next month. On January 22, Schaefer will record her debut album over two shows at New York’s Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The critically acclaimed stand-up, writer, and producer recently relocated from New York to LA. Since then she has... [Read More]
 
Re-Formatting the Comedy Album
by Bill Grandberg Comedy is by nature an adaptable art form. While standups are at home on stage in front of a mic telling jokes, they know how to adjust their methods for a different type of entertainment. When a comedian writes a book, or makes a movie or TV show, they are clearly working within t... [Read More]
 
Comedy and Comic Books with Andrés du Bouchet
by Jimmy Callaway If you listen closely to the lead track of Andrés du Bouchet’s new album, 20-Sided Guy, you’ll likely pick out my obnoxious cackle. I was lucky enough to be present at the RIOT LA comedy fest this past January where du Bouchet recorded the track “To Victory... [Read More]
 
Bob Odenkirk on Being an Amateur Standup and the Inevitable Decline of Improv
by Bradford Evans Bob Odenkirk may be busier than ever, starring in the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, but that doesn't mean he's put comedy on the back burner. If anything, he's amped up his comedic output as of late. Odenkirk released his first book A Load of Hooey&... [Read More]
 
Nore Davis to release debut stand-up album, “Home Game” on November 28th
Nore Davis is a fantastic NYC comedian. Haven’t heard of him yet? You will. A few weeks back, Davis taped his new stand-up special and it’s coming out next week, right as the biggest shopping day of the holiday season commences. On November 28th, Rooftop Comedy Productions will release D... [Read More]
 
Jerry Seinfeld, rapper Wale pretty much best friends (Videos)
The annual Complex magazine list of the 50 Best Albums of the Year is a contentious race, fraught with both triumph and controversy. Inevitably, there are those left out who will feel snubbed by the magazine’s choices. Most artists take it, move on and try harder next time. Some, like D.C. rap... [Read More]
 
Dave Ross is recording a 7-inch on Nov. 19th in Denver
LA comedian and storyteller Dave Ross will be recording a 7-inch vinyl this week. Ross’ most current tour (which included stops at comedy festivals Hell Yes Fest and The Fest in New Orleans and Gainesville) will conclude in a recording for A Special Thing Records in Denver, CO on Wednesday, No... [Read More]