Since it was founded in 2009, the live comedy show Holy Fuck has become a staple of LA's stand-up scene, and now, the show is being immortalized with a new two-disc album that you can pre-order from Rooftop Comedy. The Holy Fuck album, set for a May 29th release, features some of the best comedians going doing five minutes of their best material. A nice mix of established stand-ups and up-and-comers, the album features sets from James Adomian, Kyle Kinane, Rory Scovel, Natasha Leggero, Jackie Kashian, Eric Andre, T.J. Miller, and tons more. The only reason to skip this one would be if you hate comedy and/or profanity. [...]
So Weird Al's got a new album coming out in June, and it's called Alpocalypse. The teaser for it above is appropriately epic.
Also: I love that Weird Al is so beloved in the comedy world, despite his parody song schtick being a super crowded field these days. I mean, back when Weird Al was starting out, there was no YouTube pumping out 100 parodies of every pop hit. Now, what he does is in no way unique. But because the kids who grew up on Smells Like Nirvana and Fat are now the folks making their own comedy, and Weird Al is as cool now as he [...]
A few months ago, I was trolling Wikipedia to disprove a friend's rash claim that all Grammy Award winners for Album of the Year have been terrible. After I triumphantly pointed out No Jacket Required by Phil Collins, among others, I discovered that twice in the show's history, the big award went to comedy acts. With the Grammys coming up this Sunday, I thought it'd be worth revisiting the time when comedy actually had a shot at the biggest award in music.
In 1961, deadpan superstar Bob Newhart won for his debut stand-up record, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart: The Most Celebrated New Comedian since Attila. That title [...]