Beloved comedian Rick Moranis is resurfacing to release a new album. The actor announced on his website, RickMoranis.com, that he's recorded an album called My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs that you'll be able to pre-order from the site on May 21st. After retiring from the movie industry in the late '90s, this is the first we've seen of Moranis since he released his Grammy-nominated album The Agoraphobic Cowboy in 2005. After Moranis's wife tragically died from cancer in 1991, he stepped away from his movie career a few years later, later explaining, "I'm a single parent, and I just found that it was too [...]
Pete Holmes has a new stand-up album coming your way real soon. Called Nice Try, The Devil, the album drops May 14th and is available for pre-order now. Holmes, the host of the popular Nerdist podcast You Made It Weird, was recently made the host of a new TBS late night show, debuting this fall after Conan. Nice Try, The Devil is his second album after 2011's Impregnated with Wonder. The album cover (to the left) makes it feel almost like he purposefully chose one that Marc Maron would give him shit for.
Longtime Daily Show and Conan writer Rob Kutner has masterminded a new comedy album called It's OK to Do Stuff that drops today on Rooftop Comedy. It's a comedic homage to the 1972 feminist album Free to Be… You and Me by Marlo Thomas and Friends, arriving on the 40th anniversary of that album. It's OK to Do Stuff features tracks from Lizzy Caplan, Fred Willard, Eugene Mirman, Andy Richter, Colin Hanks, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Eddie Pepitone, James Urbaniak, Fred Stoller, Megan Amram, and more. Here's a sample track called "Boy Meets Girl" featuring Fred Willard and Lizzy Caplan:
Girl Meets Boy (Skit) by Lizzy Caplan and Fred Willard
Comedian Tig Notaro received a great deal of praise from the comedy community in August for a performance at the Los Angeles venue Largo in which she announced she had breast cancer and spoke honestly about the news (and some other personal hardships) in a hilarious, insightful, and heartfelt set. The set was recorded by the venue's owner (who records most performances there), and Louis C.K. just released it today on his website for $5. It's well worth the price to hear this noteworthy performance, in which Notaro gives a tragic, funny, and moving account of her diagnosis, her mother's tragic death, breaking up with her girlfriend, [...]
To: The Lonely Island, Inc. From: Abraham Riesman, analyst Subject: Acknowledging your children Priority: Urgent
Messrs. Andy, Jorm, and Kiv—
We need to talk about Incredibad.
First off, congratulations — your debut masterpiece turns two on Friday. It remains that rarest of jewels: a comedy album comprised of original songs that you can find yourself humming during idle moments alone.
But you guys have to take some ownership. You’ve been neglectful parents to some of your jams.