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Chris Gethard's First Comedy Album 'My Comedy Album' Will Be Available April 22nd

Chris Gethard is a staple in the comedy community and has an upcoming series on Comedy Central, so it's surprising to realize he hasn't yet released an album. Thankfully, Gethard announced today that that's all about to change with the release of his first album My Comedy Album on April 22nd. Pre-orders start today, and you can opt for either a digital version via iTunes or a much more tangible vinyl version that comes with Gethard's autograph, the digital download, and some bonus tracks. Here's a snippet of what Gethard had to say about the album on his Tumblr today:

As for the album itself, [...]

A Comprehensive Guide to Sitcom Soundtracks, Ranked by How Soon You Should Own Them

But first some ground rules: no soundtracks for sitcoms about bands or musicians, meaning no The Monkees or Flight of the Conchords, and no film soundtracks based on a sitcom, like South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut or Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny. Also, if they’re a volume one, two, three, etc. collection, they’re combined into one entry, while more distinct records — like the two from South Park — are separated. Arbitrary rules aside, to the music!

The Lonely Island's New Album To Drop Into Our Baby Sparrow Mouths May 10

Despite being raised on Weird Al and Adam Sandler, I've never been a fan of musical comedy. The notes, they're so distracting!  So it's a testament to their superb quality that my heart thrilled to hear The Lonely Island has announced their new album Turtleneck and Chain will drop May 10. It'll be a little over two years since their previous album Incredibad, which brought us "Lazy Sunday" and "Dick In A Box," as well as served up cameos by T-Pain, Justin Timberlake and, of course, Norah Jones in February 2009. If you weren't looking forward to the guys' new jams, might I remind you of a [...]

You Can Now Pre-Order the Stand-Up Album 'Holy Fuck' Featuring Rory Scovel, James Adomian, and Tons More

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.

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Weird Al's First New Album in Five Years: Alpocalypse

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 [...]

When Getting Laughs Got You a Grammy

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 [...]

Andy Kaufman Is Releasing His First-Ever Comedy Album This Summer

Andy Kaufman is the second beloved dead comedian to have a new project announced this week. Following Tuesday's news of an animated film based on a rare Phil Hartman recording, record label Drag City announced yesterday that they'll be releasing a comedy album called Andy and His Grandmother, which is assembled from 82 hours of micro-cassette tapes Andy Kaufman recorded between 1977 and 1979. From the press release:

Andy regarded the micro-tape recorder as a fantastic new way of capturing his hoaxing, and carried it with him everywhere, for use at any given moment. Real life was the ultimate frontier for him, and these tapes demonstrate the heart [...]

Here's the Cover of The Lonely Island's Turtleneck & Chain

The Lonely Island's sophomore album, Turtleneck & Chain, drops on May 10th. And here's the cover art, which really stays true to the album's title. I smell a future overused Halloween costume!