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Bob Odenkirk Has a New Album and Upcoming Tour with Brandon Wardell

In an uncommon but awesome move, Bob Odenkirk is including his opening act Brandon Wardell on his new album Amateur Hour, which was recorded back in May at LA's NerdMelt Theater. Wardell posted the news on his Facebook page yesterday and also revealed that he'll be joining Odenkirk on his tour to promote his book of plays A Load of Hooey this October, with the album set for a release in November or December. As for finding out that Odenkirk included him on the album, Wardell said: "I thought I was just opening for his album recording and then found out after the show I'm actually [...]

Rob Kutner and the Levinson Brothers' America-Centric Comedy Music Album '2776' Is Out Now

Right in time for the most American day of the year, The Daily Show's Rob Kutner and the Levinson brothers' new comedy music compilation album 2776 dropped yesterday and is now available on iTunes for purchase. The album's proceeds will all go to the children's charity OneKid OneWorld and features 28 tracks by over 80 different artists, including Will Forte, Aubrey Plaza, Reggie Watts, Aimee Mann, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Margaret Cho, Paul F. Tompkins, Alex Trebek, and Ed Helms singing about America's past, present, and future. Prove your love for America by buying the album here.

Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler Are Releasing a Hot Tub Album Through Kill Rock Stars

In a press release today, record label Kill Rock Stars announced the release of its first comedy compilation album with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal's long-running variety/standup show Hot Tub, which started in 2005 at the PIT in New York and has continued at the Virgil in Los Angeles since the duo moved there in 2013. Braunohler and Schaal have picked ten of their favorite comedians for the album, and here they are:

  • Nate Bargatze
  • Emily Heller
  • Andres du Bouchet
  • Beth Stelling
  • Karen Kilgariff
  • Kyle Kinane
  • Heather Lawless
  • Eddie Pepitone
  • Eugene Mirman
  • Aparna Nancherla

The album will be recorded next week and released as a double vinyl/digital [...]

Bob Odenkirk Is Recording a Comedy Album

Bob Odenkirk may be releasing his first comedy album sometime soon. Odenkirk is holding a taping at LA's NerdMelt Theater next Thursday night under the name "Bob Odenkirk – Amateur Hour" with the description promising that he'll be performing "all the material he can print out or remember" and that the event is a "possible album recording?" The show, which is presumably standup, is being put on by AST Records, who would be releasing the hypothetical album. The album is just the latest in a string of projects from Odenkirk, including the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, the upcoming season of IFC's The Birthday Boys (which he produces), [...]

Monty Python to Release Five New Songs this Summer

To coincide with their 10 Monty Python Live (Mostly) London comeback shows this summer, the legendary comedy group has also announced that they'll be re-releasing their 1989 album Monty Python Sings, only the new version will include five new never-before-heard tracks. "Just been sequencing the re-release of Monty Python Sings (again) plus five new tracks," Eric Idle tweeted out to his followers yesterday. "There'll be a new song on U Tube & new single May." The original Monty Python Sings album had 25 songs, including famous Python tunes like "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," "Lumberjack Song," and "Sit on My [...]

Weird Al Gets His First #1 Album on the Billboard Charts with 'Mandatory Fun'

After over a week of releasing music videos and an over 30-year career of parodying pop songs, Weird Al Yankovic has finally reached the #1 spot on the Billboard charts with his latest album Mandatory Fun, selling over 104,700 copies last week. Yankovic announced the news today via Twitter and extended his gratitude to fans: "If you'd told me 30 years ago this would happen, I never would've believed it. If you told me 2 WEEKS ago, I never would've believed it … I'm so pleased everybody is enjoying the album, and I'm enormously grateful for everyone's support. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU."

Don't Stop Or We'll Die Released Their First Full-Length Album Today

Power piano pop-rock trio Don't Stop or We'll Die announced today that they've just put out a new album called Gorgeous, their first full-length release. The band, consisting of comedians Paul Rust (Comedy Bang! Bang!) on vocals, Michael Cassady (Drunk History) on piano and vocals, and Harris Wittels (Parks and Recreation) on drums, has performed on Comedy Bang! Bang! twice and has released music videos via Funny Or Die. Gorgeous is their first full-length album following two EPs, 2008's The Ballad of Bird and Fox and 2011's One of the Gang.

Ian Edwards, Max Silvestri, Sean O'Connor, and Dan St. Germain All Have Standup Albums Out Today

Today's a massive day in the standup album world, as four releases from notable comedians are all coming out on the same day. Ian Edwards's 100% Half-Assed, is the first release from Conan O'Brien's new label Team Coco, and Max Silvestri's King PigletSean O'Connor's James Dean Type, and Dan St. Germain's Bad at the Good Times are all via AST Records. It's the first album for all four standups.

Team Coco Is Launching a Comedy Label This Summer

Conan O'Brien has always been one to help spotlight up-and-coming standups, and Deadline reports that Team Coco is planning to take that even further by launching a comedy label this summer. The company says the idea for the new record label "was born of a desire to help shine a spotlight on rising comedians while allowing them more creative control and a greater stake in the success of the release." The first release from the Team Coco label will be the debut standup album from Ian Edwards called 100% Half Assed. Edwards has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Late Night with Conan [...]

Talking to Hari Kondabolu About His New Album and the Impact of 'Totally Biased'

Hari Kondabolu was not really supposed to become a professional standup. The otherworldly circumstances that brought him from a career as an immigrant rights organizer to the present-day release of his first album, Waiting for 2042 (named for the alleged year in which white Americans will be in the statistical minority), could have easily taken him on another professional trajectory.

This path is probably part of why he is extremely humble. Despite an extremely productive career that included regional fame in the Seattle comedy world, a writing and presenting slot on FX’s now-defunct Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, a well-regarded podcast and live show with his brother [...]

Behold the Full Track List for Weird Al's 'Mandatory Fun'

Ahead of the release of his new album Mandatory Fun next Tuesday, Weird Al recently unveiled the full track list online so fans can start speculating about what they can expect to see when he starts dropping one music video a day starting next Monday, July 14th. Nerdist rounded up some of the theories about which songs Yankovic has chosen to parody this year — "Foil" as Lorde's "Royals," "Tacky" as Iggy Azalea's "Fancy," "Handy" as Pharrell's "Happy," and "Word Crimes" as a take on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Click through for the full Mandatory Fun track list.

Weird Al's New Album 'Mandatory Fun' Out July 15th

"Weird Al" Yankovic's 13th album, entitled Mandatory Fun, is set to come out on July 15th. There are few details about the album, his first since 2011's Alpocalypse, right now beyond the recently-unveiled cover art, which depicts "Weird Al" as a military leader on a Russian propaganda poster. A track listing has yet to be released, but there are two tiny pieces of information out there right now:

1. Patton Oswalt listened to the album early back in May and tweeted, "Just listened to Al Yankovic's upcoming album and I am in awe. He satirizes a band I've worshiped since the 90s and it…is…beautiful."

2. TMZ caught "Weird Al" [...]

Andy Haynes Is Releasing His Debut Standup Album on May 27th

2014 is looking to be a big year for comedy albums. LA-based standup Andy Haynes (Fallon, Comedy Central's The Half Hour) announced that his debut album is being released next week. Called Greatest Hits, it features a beautiful black and white photo of Haynes exhaling a bunch of smoke, photographed by Modern Comedian director Scott Moran. Greatest Hits is one of several debut  standup albums coming out this summer, including releases from Dan St. Germain and Max Silvestri.

(via The Comedy Bureau)

Talking to Chris Gethard About His New Album, His Comedy Central Pilot, and More

Chris Gethard has an exciting few months coming up. His debut standup album, entitled My Comedy Album, comes out today, his Comedy Central half-hour special is airing this summer, and he'll soon hear back on whether Comedy Central will be ordering his pilot of The Chris Gethard Show to series or not. He also recently returned to doing weekly episodes of the public access version of The Chris Gethard Show, which will soon be ending whether the Comedy Central version gets picked up or not.

I had the chance to talk with Gethard a few weeks ago about how focus groups reacted to The Chris Gethard Show's Comedy [...]